About Vermont Youth Conservation Corps & Burlington Sunrise Rotary

About VYCC & Rotary

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps Mission: To teach young people personal responsibility through meaningful work that connects us to the land, community, and each other.

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a 501c3 nonprofit service, conservation, and education organization with a mission to teach young people personal responsibility through meaningful work that connects us to the land, community, and one another. For 30 years, VYCC has offered service opportunities to youth and young adults seeking meaningful work experiences. VYCC’s program model is: small teams, well-trained leaders, and diverse crews working to complete projects that benefit the community. Corps Members, young adults 16-24, work, live, and learn together in small groups, completing priority conservation and agriculture projects throughout Vermont under the guidance of highly trained leaders. www.vycc.org

The Rotary Mission: Service above self.

Rotary has 1.2 million members that have a commitment to Service Above Self. In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, members volunteer in communities to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

The Burlington Sunrise Rotary is a group of 25 community-minded individuals. Since it’s inception in March of 2002, this group of members listen to, act on, and work for the betterment of inhabitants within and beyond where they live. We are a youthful club involved in the Chittenden County community. We encourage innovative thinking, spirited fellowship and volunteerism. We offer the opportunity for personal growth, networking and the strengthening of leadership skills. Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives. The Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club has been involved in Lake Champlain Dragonboat Festival, Partners in Adventure, Imagination Library, Salvation Army, and the Ronald McDonald House, to name only a few.

We meet every Friday @ 7:15 a.m. at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center, 870 Williston Rd, Burlington, VT 05403

Membership in a Rotary club offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Effecting change within the community
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Gaining an understanding of – and having an impact on – international humanitarian issues
  • Developing relationships with community and business leaders
  • Become connected to your community
  • Work with others in addressing community needs
  • Interact with other professionals in your community
  • Assist with RI’s international humanitarian service efforts
  • Establish contacts with an international network of professionals
  • Involve family in promoting service efforts