Sierra Service Project Weekends of Service in Sacramento

October 15, 2014

This school year marks Sierra Service Project’s (SSP) fifth year offering Weekends of Service for local youth groups in Sacramento. The two weekends are Martin Luther King, Jr., January 16 to 18, and President's Day, February 13 to 15. Each weekend starts on Friday evening, and ends on Sunday afternoon. Weekend projects range from full group community service activities to standard repair projects. A project may start or finish in a weekend, or teams may be a part of a long-term project. In most cases, youth teams are working with local nonprofits and not individual homeowners. This provides learning opportunities for youth to learn from the nonprofits about the work they are doing in the community and why it is important. SSP hopes to enroll between 25 and 45 volunteers in each session. No group is too small, one youth and one adult make a group. All weekends are combined middle school and high school youth. Youth grades 6 through 12 are welcome to participate. The cost for these programs is $110 per participant and includes all meals, lodging for two nights, tools, building materials and a t-shirt. Scholarships are available. For more information, click here.