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Volunteer Leadership Program

The Volunteen Leadership Program (VLP) gives teens (who have completed 8th grade) an opportunity to perform community service at one of the four Summer Youth Recreation Program (SYRP) sites.Volunteens will engage participants enrolled in our SYRP by leading activities and games, supervising arts and crafts, and helping prepare for the summer talent show, summer carnival, and other special events and activities. Click here for flyer.

VLP participants will receive weekly training and materials, a t-shirt, lanyard, and opportunities for other bonuses!

Volunteens will be responsible for keeping track and log their community service hours (staff will approve). Letters, totaling community service hours, will be drafted at the end of the summer, and a copy will be mailed to each participant. Participants are responsible to make sure that their home mailing address is correct on their program receipt and they note what school they attend on their questionnaire.


  • Gellert Park, 50 Wembley Drive
  • Hillside Park, 222 Lausanne Avenue
  • Marchbank Park, 10 S. Parkview Avenue
  • Westlake Park, 145 Lake Merced Boulevard


VLP participants will volunteer on their own schedule during the SYRP dates and hours (June 17 through August 16, 2019 from 8:00am - 6:00pm).


  • VLP Orientation Part 1 / Training #1:
    Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Westlake Park - Merced Room, 145 Lake Merced Blvd.
    (Lunch and Snack Provided)
    Due to limited space at each site, VLPs will fill an availability form during the first orientation. All participants will be assigned to an SYRP site, however the assignments will be based upon need, not preference, and their interviews with Site Staff. VLPs who attend first orientationwill have a better chance of being their first choice.
  • VLP Orientation Part 2 / Training #2:
    Saturday, June 15, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Westlake Park - Merced Room, 145 Lake Merced Blvd
    (Breakfast and Snack Provided)
    Site placements will be posted and teens will receive a t-shirt and lanyard.
  • VLP Orientation Part 3 / Training #3:
    Saturday, June 15, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Westlake Park - Merced Room, 145 Lake Merced Blvd
    (Lunch and Snack Provided)
  • VLP Trainings #4 - #8:
    Mondays, July 1 - July 29, 2019, 9:00am - 11:00am
    Westlake Park - Larcombe Clubhouse, 99 Lake Merced Blvd.
    Trainings will focus on: Leadership, Communication, Team Building, Diversity, Safety, Enrichment, and Behavior Management.

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