Youth Volunteers for Conservation (YV4C) is the Heritage Center's hand's-on program that challenges high school students to make a real impact in caring for Dane County's natural areas.
Led by Dane County Parks' staff, student volunteers have to opportunity during these workdays to gain on-the-ground experience in land conservation, build leadership skills, and make new friends. All while enjoying the health benefits of outdoor, physical activity.
YV4C engages high school students throughout the school year (September - May) in monthly volunteer habitat conservation projects and outdoor activities.
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Youth Volunteers for Conservation Volunteer Requirements
Cancellation - What to Expect
Prior to attending any of our YV4C Workdays, participants and their legal guardians must complete and return the YV4C Waiver. Once we have your signed waiver on file you are cleared to participate in any number of our Dane County Parks volunteer events. There is no need to resubmit additional waivers for volunteer events outside of YV4C.
*Please Note: To complete this form on the computer, you MUST have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (free), or an adobe web-browser extension (free), installed on your device in order to fill out and sign all fields electronically. Forms can then be saved and emailed once all fields are completed.*
If you cannot fill out the waiver electronically, you must print it out and complete a paper copy.
Returning the waiver:
**2022/2023 Leadership Council terms are currently on hold - we look forward to continuing this program area in the future**
Want to join as a Conservation Volunteer and share your voice in program planning? Become a student leader with the YV4C Leadership Council. We need your voice and ideas to guide and strengthen this program.
As a Leadership Council member you will help recruit new students, lead volunteer stewardship days, and plan program activities. In addition to participating in the once-per-month volunteer service activities, you will also join our monthly YV4C Leadership Council virtual meeting and take on additional projects according to your interests. YV4C Leadership Council members serve a year term (August to August).
Dane County Parks Volunteer Program