The Youth Volunteer Corps of Muskogee will host a regional summit for other chapters in the group this weekend. Teens are scheduled to come from Joplin, Springfield and Fayetteville to serve the Muskogee community.
“During the Summit, all of the youth volunteers get together and do a large project wherever we are,” said Leslie Hamil, Muskogee director of the corps. “We were extremely excited to be asked and have had a great time working with the other affiliates in our region.”
The groups will arrive Friday and will participate in an overnight lock-in at the Teen Center before engaging in a weekend of volunteer work. While in Muskogee, they plan to construct a wheelchair ramp for a local family, make benches for Camp Bennett, make wheelchair-accessible gardens for the Oklahoma School for the Blind and make clothing racks for the Muskogee Little Theater.
The YCV Muskogee affiliate ended their “Summer of Service” with some impressive stats and will be receiving numerous awards at the National Summit in October.
The Muskogee chapter has 27 volunteers who have earned awards for their service this year, including one legacy award winner, Valencia Rodriquez, who earned the award for completing more than 1,500 hours of volunteer service.