Joining & Membership

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GYC Membership is now closed for the year. Applications for membership will be available in August 2020.

If you are interested in volunteering, visit the GYC Volunteer Opportunities page. Please note volunteers do not receive the membership perks such as incentives or tracking of volunteer hours by GYC.

Four easy steps to membership!

  • Step 1: Complete a GYC Application.
    • GYC will accept applications for membership through December 6 only.
  • Step 2: Attend a GYC Orientation/Interest meeting.
    • Orientations will be be held September through December. Check the GYC Calendar for dates and times.
  • Step 3: Pay a one-time $20 membership fee.
    • This covers you the entire time you're in high school.
  • Step 4: Sign up to start volunteering.

Membership includes: A GYC Shirt, tracking and recording of your hours, and candy. See "Perks" section below for more incentives.

Maintaining Membership

It is important that all members actively participate in GYC. Below are the GYC membership requirements that give each member a minimum of 50  hours each year. Dedication is key!

Requirement Description

15 hours 

Earn 15 hours each semester.
Semesters are 4-month periods from September to April.
 2 projects Volunteer at at least 2 GYC projects each year.
Ideally, one in the fall and one in the spring.
 4 workshops Attend 4 GYC Institute Workshops each year.
These count as double hours for attending.
 1 meeting Attend GYC monthly meetings. 
Normally held the first Thursday of each month.

Optional opportunities to earn more hours include serving on a committee, donating toys to Santa's Workshops, serving on a project staff, and attending quarterly socials.


GYC values your service. We know your schedule can get busy and thank you for your time. Here are a few ways we recognize our members:

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  •  Incentives such as shirts and water bottles
  • Gift cards to your favorite place
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Service learning certificates
  • Year-end awards
  • Preferred placement for GYC Service Learning Camp and Counselors-in-Training program.

We're happy to answer any questions about membership. Call the GYC Office at 336-373-2738 or e-mail us. We look forward to you joining our team.