Yuvatha is a branch of the Triangle Telangana Association (TTGA), geared towards the youth in our community. Its goal is to promote the engagement of our youth in the local Indian and the greater Triangle community through various volunteer opportunities and activities. These activities will help youth in the following ways. They will develop an understanding of our culture and the traditions that are a part of our heritage. They will be able to learn about the current issues that the local community is concerned with and will be presented with the opportunity to address those issues. This knowledge and opportunity will not only allow them to become an active member of the community but will also allow them to have a voice in it. They will learn about the importance of service and giving back to the community. They will be able to work with a group of like-minded individuals, which will allow them to develop a strong social foundation. They will also foster leadership skills and learn about the importance of teamwork, which will help them in their professional lives.
Membership is annual and spans from January to December
Members must at least be in Middle School
Members' parents must also be registered TTGA members during the given year
Complete the online registration form
Pay a registration fee of $20
Members must volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per year.
Upcoming event notifications will be sent out through e-mail along with a volunteer sign-up link.
Events must be signed up for ahead of time. Walk-ins without prior registration will not be possible.
Members are responsible for checking in and checking out with the event coordinator on the day of the event. Hours will be tracked through this process. Failure to check in or check out will result in those hours not being counted.
As representatives of TTGA Yuvatha, you are responsible for presenting a good image to facility and community. You shall dress appropriately for the conditions and performance of their duties. For safety and sanitation reasons, you must wear closed toed shoes at all times excluding at temples and religious facility. Wear comfortable and appropriate clothing (no inappropriate verbiage or photos). You must wear a Yuvatha team T-shirt during all volunteer events except for cultural events, where a name tag must be worn. (T-shirts will be provided upon registration and related information will be sent out through e-mail.)
Volunteers shall limit the use of electronic devices such as cell phones, iPods, mp3 players, etc. while volunteering at any event or facility. Facility members or event coordinator can request that a volunteer put their electronic devices away while volunteering.
Cell phones shall be turned off or set to silent or vibrate mode while volunteering at the event where incoming calls may disrupt normal workflow. Incoming/outgoing personal calls are to be for emergencies only.
Volunteers may carry and use personal cell phones while at work on a sporadic basis. Use of a personal cell phone causes disruptions or loss in productivity.
Playing games on a cell phone while volunteering at the event or facility strictly prohibited. The volunteer may become subject to disciplinary action.
TTGA Yuvatha has a two no show policy in place.
A volunteer must give at least 48 hour notice of a shift cancellation. If a volunteer does not give at least 48 hour notice, it will be considered a no show.
Certificates: At the end of the year, members will receive certificates listing the number of volunteer hours accumulated during that year.
To learn more about the President's Volunteer Service Award as well as the eligibility criteria, please visit http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/the-award. If you are eligible and interested in applying to this award, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (We are currently waiting for the approval that would allow us to be involved in the President's Volunteer Service Award process.)
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