Colonial Community Volunteer Corps (CCVC)

Mission Statement

It continues to be Colonial’s philosophy to respond to community needs by instituting innovative and effective programs to meet these needs. By utilizing community development funds to train youth as volunteers, and working closely with community leaders, a multitude of needs have been addressed. An essential component of this project continues to be for young people to work with and see adults as positive role models willing to volunteer their time to help their community.

This program is designed to increase adolescent’s awareness of their community and help them feel part of it. Our experience has been through inclusion, the natural adolescent feelings of being disenfranchised can be dramatically impacted upon. By including students in the planning and implementation of this project, we have given them a unique ownership, which they have responded to enthusiastically.

Supporting Organizations

  • Colonial Youth and Family Services
  • J.V. Kavanaugh Knights of Columbus
  • Kiwanis Club of the Mastics and Shirley
  • Tri-Hamlet Lions Club
  • Mastic Beach Property Owners Association
  • Mastic Beach Yacht Club
  • Mastics, Moriches, Shirley Community Library
  • Mastic Park Civic Association
  • Rotary Club of Shirley and the Mastics
  • St.Judes Roman Catholic Church
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Mastics and Shirley
  • William Floyd Community Summit
  • Pattersquash Creek Civic Association

Awards

Volunteer of the Year Award from the Town of Brookhaven For Outstanding Volunteer Service.

A World of Difference Award from the William Floyd Community Summit for Outstanding Community Group.

Daily Point of Light Award rewarded by President George W. Bush in 2006.

Some of the community service activities that CCVC participates in are:

  • 2-Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer
  • Graffiti removal
  • Watering & care of community gardens
  • Summer mural project
  • Triathlon & 5K
  • Blue Claw Crab Festival
  • Chamber of Commerce Egg-stavaganza
  • Christmas parade
  • Community Clean ups
  • Holiday Assistance
  • School Supplies

How to Join

If you are a student presently in grades 6-12 in the William Floyd School District who would like to make your community a better place and be involved come join Colonial’s Community Volunteer Corps. Call (631) 281-4461 and ask for Ray or Sam.

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