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. 

GYC 2019-2020 Executive Board 

Serve on the Executive Board and earn 60-100 hours!

Executive Board positions are yearlong commitments beginning June 2019 and ending May 2020. All positions work with an adult advisor to learn and understand their role, duties, and build their skills.past and present GYC Chair 2017-18

  • Chair - Leads the Executive Board and Council in fulfilling the mission of GYC. This is a great role for someone who enjoys motivating and leading others and wants to take the next step in being a leader. Must have one year of GYC experience.
    • The Chair is the only paid position and serves as a part time job for the teen in this role.
  • Internal Affairs Director (Vice Chair) - Communicates GYC information to members and volunteers, as well as builds spirit and pride throughout the Council.
    • Someone who is energetic, vocal, and loves social media would be a great fit for this position.
  • Recruiting Director - Recruits potential members and helps them through the membership process. If you enjoy meeting new people and speaking in front of others, apply for this position.
    • Must have at least 6 months GYC experience.
  • Records Director (Secretary) - Keeps track of member files such as volunteer hours and attendance. Also takes pictures at GYC events.
    • This position is great for someone who is organized, pays attention to details, and enjoys photography.
  • Training Director - Coordinates leadership skill workshops for teens in the community.
    • Someone who enjoys learning about new topics and sharing new ideas with others should apply for this position.

Ready to apply? Download the application. Application deadline extended to Friday, March 29!

Questions about serving on the Executive Board? E-mail us or call (336) 373-2734.

Fall Project Chairs

Earn between 40-60 service learning hours as a GYC project chair/community event!

Serving as a GYC project chair is a 5-6 month commitment that involves recruiting and training a staff to assist you in running the project and attending meetings to provide updates. A GYC advisor works with the chair to plan, implement and evaluate the project/community event.

Ghoulash Festival 

  • Project description:  An annual Halloween festival held in downtown Greensboro the features inflatables, games, costume contests, and lots of candy! Learn more about Ghoulash.
  • Term of commitment: June 2019-mid November 2019
  • Project date(s): Saturday, October 26
    • Other dates will be required to successfully plan and carry out Ghoulash such assl page proj chair preparatory dates, volunteer training, and event set up.

Santa's Workshop

  • Project description: Collects new and gently used toys to give to families in need for the holiday season. Learn more abut Santa's Workshop.
  • Term of commitment: August 2019- December 2019
  • Project date(s): December 11-14
    • These dates include preparation for the shopping day

Ready to apply? Download the application. Application deadline extended to Friday, March 29!

Questions about serving as a Project Chair? E-mail us or call (336) 373-2734.

 Frequently asked questions regarding applications

  • Where do I send my completed application? 
    • Completed applications can be sent:
      • By mail: Greensboro Youth Council, Attn: 2019-2020 Leadership Position, PO Box 3136, Greensboro, NC 27402
      • By e-mail:, Subject 2019-2020 Leadership Position
      • In person: drop off at the GYC Office, Suite 315 in the Greensboro Cultural Center 200 N. Davie Street during normal business hours. If we are not in please leave in the box on our door. 
  • What happens after I submit my application?
    • You will receive an e-mail stating we received your application and it is being reviewed by the committee. 
  • What happens if i turn in an incomplete application?
    • You will be contacted to turn in the missing items before the deadline. Any items received after the deadline will not be accepted and your application will no longer be reviewed.
  • How does the selection process work?
    • Applications are reviewed by the committee as they are submitted. Once all applications are received the committee will invite applicants to have an interview. Final selections will be made no later than April 30.
  • Do I have to do the interview portion?
    • Yes, it is required to do the interview. Those who do not wish to interview will not move forward in the process.

Call the GYC Office at (336) 373-2734 or e-mail us with any additional questions.