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SCYP Volunteer Committee/ Reach out
If you are passionate about taking an active role in helping State College-area neighbors in need and learning from community leaders, then SCYP Volunteers is the committee for you! The SCYP Volunteers share responsibilities such as scheduling speakers from local nonprofits to speak at our monthly Sips social event, coordinating one to two diverse volunteer events each month, and participating in discussion in the SCYP Volunteers Facebook group (linked). All volunteer ideas are welcome!
Annually SCYP members work together with local State College-area nonprofits volunteering over 700 hours for the Central PA community! Some of our past volunteer activities include trail maintenance on Mount Nittany, wrapping toys for Toys for Tots, ice skating with Center County’s Big Brothers Big Sisters, clearing trash during the annual Arts Fest of Central PA and jumping into ice-cold water to raise money for the YMCA of Centre County. The SCYP Volunteers also partner with the Social and Sports committees at events where we do drives for needy members (and animals!) in our community for organizations such as the American Red Cross, Youth Services Bureau, and Pets Come First.
CHECK OUT SCYP's VOLUNTEER SIGNATURE EVENTS!
First Saturday in December
YMCA Polar Bear Plunge
SCYP has raised $30k for the Y since joining the Plunge in 2009. More importantly, this money raised directly benefits kids in our community through the Y's Open Doors and Backpack Programs.
- YMCA of Centre County
Held in January
For the Love of Art and Chocolate
Info on this event
- Clearwater Convervancy
Shaver’s Creeks’ Maple Harvest Festivals
SCYP aids a hand in making and serving pancakes to celebrate Shaver's Creeks Maple Harvest.
- Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
Held in Spring
Big Brother/Big Sister Skate
Event details on BBBS Skate
- Big Brother/Big Sister
Held in Summer
Mount Nittany Trail Maintenance
Preservation of Mt. Nittany for future generations of lovers of the outdoors is the primary concern of the Conservancy. SCYP helps the Mountain Ambassadors maintain the nearly 9 miles of trails.
- Mount Nittany Conservancy
Held in December
Toys for Tots Bucket Brigade
- Toys for Tots