What is Yellowjacket Volunteers?
Yellowjacket Volunteers is in its first year at Rochester Community and Technical College. In this semester-long program, teams of student Yellowjacket Volunteers and Yellowjacket Volunteer Leaders volunteer every week at local organizations in and around Rochester. All of the sites involve working to address a specific community issue. Student volunteers register to be placed at community partner sites that match their interests and availability. In addition to weekly on-site participation, all members of Yellowjacket Volunteers will attend a Yellowjacket Volunteer training, on-site orientation, and meet for education and reflection sessions. These meetings are run by Yellowjacket Volunteer Leaders and are designed to facilitate thoughtful reflection on volunteer experiences and to instill skills and knowledge useful in and pertinent to the weekly volunteer experience.
Special Olympics Young Athletes
Young athletes is an innovative sports play program for children with intellectual disabilities designed to introduce them to the world of sports prior to Special Olympics eligibility at age eight. Young Athletes is a versatile program that can work in various learning situations. The program is designed to be simple enough for families to play with their young athletes at home or in a fun atmosphere.
For more information see the Yellowjacket Handbook
or contact: Scott Krook
Student Life - 507-285-7206