Learn About Youth United

Youth United is a program of the United Way of Mason County that encourages teens to volunteer in their community.

Awards and Rewards

  • Receive an award at the annual Youth United Awards Ceremony (75 volunteer hours)

  • Letter in Community Service at your High School (150 volunteer hours)

  • Meet new people

  • Give back to your community

  • Develop job skills 

  • Gain experience to add to applications for jobs and college entrance

2018-2019 School Year

All volunteer work must be completed between May 1, 2018 and March 30, 2019


Rules & Restrictions

  • Youth United is available to those in grades 6-12 and is open to homeschooled teens.

  • All volunteer work must be tracked and verified (see Hours Verification Tracker)

  • At least 50 hours must be a non-school related activity.

  • For those earning a Letter in Community Service, at least one activity must be school related.

  • Court ordered community service hours are not eligible for this award.

  • Someone other than a parent, relative, or friend must verify service hours. 

  • Work completed for a business does not apply except on a few occasions. Prior approval with Youth United is required. 

School Related Hours

  • Service may benefit your own school, school clubs, athletics, events, and activities.

  • Service, such as fundraisers for a group of which you are a part, must benefit the entire group.

  • You can count hours spent organizing and implementing a service project, provided you won't be receiving a grade or extra credit for it. 

  • All meeting hours may be counted for clubs geared towards service.

Non-school Related Hours

  • Service may not benefit your own school (clubs, athletics, activities).

  • Service may be counted if it was organized through the school but benefits another organization, event, or cause.

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