Service Learning and Leadership Opportunities

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GYC offers service learning opportunities through leadership roles as executive board member, project chair and project staff. These positions require more time and dedication than a GYC normal volunteer opportunity. All positions receive assistance from a GYC advisor to successfully run their area and you do not have to be a GYC member to hold a position, though membership is strongly encouraged.

We are considered a service learning provider through Guilford County Schools for those working toward a Service Learning Diploma or Certificate. Learn more about Guilford County School's Service Learning requirements.                 

Below are GYC's leadership opportunities.

They will remain open until filled unless a deadline is provided.

2018-2019 Executive Board

past and present GYC Chair 2017-18

GYC is seeking dedicated and energetic teens to serve on the 2018-2019 Executive Board. Positions are open to public, private, and home school rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Review the positions and their descriptions below. Volunteers in these leadership roles can earn between 60-100 service learning hours during the June 1 to May 31 term. 

  • GYC Chair - Leads the Executive Board and council in fulfilling the mission of the organization and serves as the Office Manager. This is a great role for someone who is excellent at motivating others, public speaking, and time management.
    • Must have one year of GYC experience. This is a paid position of the youth council and those interested must complete the City of Greensboro employment application. 

  • Internal Affairs Director (Vice Chair) - Takes the lead on communicating information to GYC members and volunteers through various means such as social media. Works to build spirit and pride in GYC.
    • Someone who is energetic, knowledgeable of social media, and interested in marking/public relations would be a great fit.

  • Records Director (Secretary) - Keeps tracks of member records, takes photos at events, and plans quarterly socials.
    • If you're creative, organized, and a great with details this is the position for you.

  • Recruiting Director - Plans recruiting event to gain new members and helps them through the membership process. 
    • This position is great for someone who enjoys meeting new people and public speaking. 

  • Training Director - Coordinates the interactive workshops for the GYC Institute. Plans energizers and ice breakers for meetings. 
    • Someone who enjoys learning about new topics and sharing ideas should apply for this position.

Ready to apply? Download the application for more details on the positions. Applications are due March 26. 

GYC Fall Project Chairs

Each year GYC runs four large community events or our projects. These events are planned and  run by a dedicated teen with the support of a staff of their peers and GYC advisors. If you are interested in special event planning, organized, and a team player then this leadership role is for you. Each project chair can earn between 40-60 service learning hours during their term. 



Ghoulash vteers 2017
  • What: A Halloween Festival held in downtown Greensboro. The festival features game booths, bounce houses, costume contests, and much more. Visit the Ghoulash page for more information on the event.
  • Term: June-November
  • Event date: Saturday, October 27 
    • Please review the application for other important dates such as the training and event set up.

Santa's Workshop

  • What: A project that collects and distributes new and gently used to families in need of assistance during the holiday season. Visit the Santa's Workshop page for more information.
  • Term: July-December
  • Event dates: Santa's Workshop occurs in three phases.
    • Toy Drive (November 12-December 7): Collecting the toys donated by the community.
    • Toy Prep and Workshop Set Up (December 12-14): Sort and clean toys as well set up the shopping area.
    • Shopping Day (December 15): Families referred to the program shop for toys.

Ready to apply? Download the application for more details on the positions. Applications are due March 26. 

Questions about positions or the application process? Call (336) 373-2734 or e-mail us.