YVCAt Camp Fire Columbia we are very excited for the upcoming months, with tons of amazing service-learning opportunities on the way! Check out some of the upcoming events, and connect with our Service Learning Project Coordinator of Youth Volunteer Corps of Camp Fire Columbia, Drake Carnahan.

On Saturday, February 20th, YVC of Camp Fire partnered with SOLVE to take part in their Waterhouse Trail Eagle Scout Project! This Eagle Scout project aims to plant 1,000 native shrubs along Waterhouse Trail. The benefits of this project are numerous, including clean water, less erosion, and improved wildlife and human habitat.

Upcoming Opportunities
Holgate Community Center is collaborating with YVC of Camp Fire Columbia to create a monthly “Grandparent’s Day!” This would be an opportunity to meet the residents of the Holgate Center, find a resident you especially connect with, and adopt them as a monthly Grandparent! After you choose a resident you would like to “adopt,” once or twice a month (depending on your interests and availability), YVC of Camp Fire Columbia will take you to hang out with your Grandparent! This might include reading books together, playing games, ice cream socials, arts and crafts, and much more! This is an awesome opportunity to get to know someone new and learn from someone with years of amazing experience and stories to share!  If interested, please contact Drake and include what days of the month and times would work best for you. Dates would land on either Fridays or Saturdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Depending on interest, we will work to form this monthly event to best fit the majority’s availability.

Camp Namanu is holding a SPRING VOLUNTEER SERVICE WEEKEND! This event will be taking place March 11th- March 13th , and is open to the public! Details about the event can be found here . While this is a weekend long opportunity, with food and accommodation provided, YVC is offering a day trip up to Camp Namanu for the event, on Saturday the 12th!  Pick up would be around 7:30am, with a drop off around 6:00pm. Please let us know soon if you would like to join the YVC team to the event!

YVC of Camp Fire Columbia is excited to begin expanding our programs in the Portland area! New partnerships with schools will begin emerging this month, and with this will come awesome new youth led service-learning programming! Stay tuned, and check in regularly to our Facebook page for calendar and program updates!

YVClogo-4CAre you interested in designing one our service-learning events? Do you see a community issue that you would like to work on with other youth looking to make a difference? Let us know!

YVC of Camp Fire Columbia would love to provide you with the opportunities and resources you need to make that happen! Contact Drake to begin a conversation about how we can make that happen for you!