Youth receive first-hand experience working in an office setting and often work on youth-driven advocacy campaigns, such as the Disability History Week Campaign and Taking Action for Accommodations. The YO! Volunteer Corps create connections for youth with adults with disabilities, as well as other youth volunteers. YO! Volunteer Corps members earn a stipend every month.

Meet a YO! Volunteer…

My name is Ashlee and I am 24 years old. I live in Fresno, California and I have a learning disability. I enjoy working as a volunteer with my local Independent Living Center (ILC), Resources for Independence Central Valley. As a volunteer I enjoy helping others with or without disabilities and listening to them share their life stories. I work at many outreach events, community fairs and even fundraisers! I especially have a passion for working with children and I aspire to one day reach my goal of becoming a Special Education teacher so that I can give back to young ones with disabilities. This summer I have the privilege of taking the next step on that path by becoming a YO! Volunteer and working with the Summer Bridge Youth Program at my ILC. I am so excited!

Photo of YO! Volunteer Corps member Ashlee

Youth Volunteer Corps Ashlee Resources for Independence, Central Valley – Fresno, CA


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