This school year marks Sierra Service Project’s 7th year offering Weekends of Service for local youth groups. Over the years we have planned a variety of service projects for youth to be involved in their communities – every weekend is unique!
Where do Weekends of Service take place?
For the 2016-2017 school year, we are only offering Weekends of Service at our Sacramento location in partnership with our Rancho Cordova Home Beautification program. The work will be focused on home repairs and we will be housed at First United Methodist Church in Sacramento.
To schedule a weekend in Portland, we will work with your group’s schedule and budget to make a customized session. These weekends are by request for groups of 15 or more. Talk with Megan Walsh about scheduling a weekend for your group!
When does each weekend start and end?
Each weekend starts on Friday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon.
When can we serve?
We are offering two Weekends of Service in Rancho Cordova during the 2016-2017 school year:
- Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend: January 13-15
- Presidents Day Weekend: February 17-19
Contact Megan Walsh if you would like to schedule a weekend outside of these dates for your group of 25 youth and adults or more.
What kind of projects will we work on?
This year our youth teams will primarily work in Rancho Cordova and serve low-income homeowners. We may start and finish a project in a weekend, or our teams may be a part of a long-term project. The work may include painting, yard maintenance, chain link fence removal, fence or wheelchair ramp construction.
How many people will be at a Weekend of Service?
We hope to enroll between 25 and 45 volunteers total in each session. No group is too small – one youth and one adult make a group!
What age groups are welcome?
All weekends are for both middle school and high school youth groups. Youth grades 6th through 12th are welcome to participate.
What is the cost and what is included?
The cost for Weekends of Service in Sacramento is only $110 per participant and includes all meals, lodging for two nights, tools, building materials and a t-shirt.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes. Our commitment is that no youth should be excluded from participating due to lack of money. Scholarships are available for Weekends of Service and are applied to the final payment.
When are registrations due?
Registrations and scholarship applications are due four weeks prior to a Weekend of Service session.
How do I register a group?
The registration process takes place on our MySSP portal, which is our online registration system. MySSP allows you to submit your registration, make payments, and later in the process, update your group’s information regarding roster information, t-shirt sizes and dietary needs.