Summer Youth Volunteer Program (SYVP) 2021 - Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System
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Summer Youth Volunteer Program (SYVP) 2021

The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, Voluntary Service, Summer Youth Volunteer Program (SYVP) is returning Summer 2021 as a hybrid-program (Virtual for ages 14-18 or In-Person for ages 16-18). The Summer Youth Volunteer Program application process is open May 12 at 12:00 p.m. (EST) to high school students and will close Thursday, June 11 at 5 p.m. (EST). Former youth volunteers who completed hour requirements are not required to reapply. Former youth volunteers are expected to reach out to Voluntary Service and schedule annual training. For in-person volunteering, we expect to have 10 openings at the medical center, and 2 openings at each of our clinics in Myrtle Beach, North Charleston, Beaufort, Savannah, and Hinesville. For virtual volunteering, we expect to have 15-20 openings working on select projects.

Traditionally, SYVP is used as a way to introduce students to the VA Health Care System and our mission to serve Veterans.  Due to COVID-19 we made changes and this year will be a hybrid program. Our focus this year is creating solutions to further enhance the Veteran Experience through digital/virtual offerings or in-person. SYVP participants who complete service requirements can compete for the VA’s national $20,000 James H. Parke Memorial Scholarship.

To apply:

Students ages 14-18 years must submit 3 minute video to:

Title Submission: Summer Youth Volunteer Program 2021

Approved platforms: YouTube

Show creativity and highlight personal strengths. Tell us your ideas to help improve Veteran Experience through technology or in-person. Video content should maximize technology skill application.