Summer Youth Program CalendarNOTE: The situation with COVID-19 is rapidly changing. With that in mind, MDS is canceling our summer projects in the U.S. and Canada. If you signed up to volunteer this summer, please note this change. Do not purchase airline tickets or book travel reservations. In the meantime, we have suspended scheduling volunteers for projects since they are all canceled. We will resume our work only when we are assured by health authorities that it is safe and prudent to do so.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the MDS Summer Youth Program! The MDS Summer Youth Program (SYP) is a week-long service experience designed for youth and their sponsors to put hands and feet to the gospel by serving others. We appreciate your interest in restoring hope for those who have been affected by disasters. SYP is designed primarily for high school youth age 15+ (must have completed grade nine). Groups must include one adult to every four youth, with most of the accompanying adults having construction or building trades experience.
Follow these steps to submit an SYP volunteer inquiry:
1.) Register your youth group
Indicate your contact information and estimated group number by creating a group. You do not need to add participants at this time.
2.) Select the year that you would like to volunteer
Specific weeks and dates will be available by mid-December.
3.) Log in or create an account
If you have served with MDS before and do not know your username and password, follow the prompts to recover your password.
4.) Wait for invitation from MDS
Indicating SYP interest below places your group on the SYP invitation list. In mid-December you can expect to receive an email with a link that will give you access to submit a request for the specific SYP weeks and locations and timelines.
5.) Wait for confirmation from MDS
The Coordinator for Weekly Volunteers will offer a placement and communicate next steps including registration and deposit ($50/participant) deadlines.
You can find more detailed instructions for logging in and submitting your request here.
Questions? Contact Deanna Frey at [ email@example.com ] or through the main office phone number, (800)241-8111.
MDS respects your right to privacy and will not share your personal information with any third parties.
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