Youth Service in Action Fellowship

 Are you a high school student with an idea for social change

that keeps you up at night? Have you previously been involved

with volunteerism and want to become a service leader? Is

there a cause that you are particularly passionate about?


VOC Executive Director Juliana Collamer on a high school service trip to Costa Rica

The Youth Service in Action (YSA) Fellowship is an exclusive Volunteers On Call leadership program for high school students who are looking to take their philanthropic initiatives to the next level.  


The Youth Service in Action Fellowship is an educational and experiential program for teenagers who want to build leadership skills, create a community around youth service, and change the world for the better. As a YSA Fellow, VOC will guide you through the process of developing independent and team service projects from concept to completion. We will help you raise funds, connect with relevant personnel, and reach out to potential partner organizations. Throughout the fellowship, students will participate in many unique and fun opportunities for personal growth and community development.


At Volunteers On Call, we know that young adults who are exposed to positive service experiences will go on to become leaders in philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and the non-profit sector. Take it from our executive director – she started volunteering with VOC as a student at Greenwich High School and is now running the show (photo evidence above)!


Applicants must be current public or private high school students in Fairfield County. In outstanding cases, 8th graders may also apply. A maximum of twelve fellowships are granted each year.


YSA Fellowships are awarded through invitation or application to join our program. Applications for the 2014-2015 Fellowship are closed. Check back in the summer of 2015.  

Learn more about the Youth Service in Action Fellowship on our FAQ page.