Volunteering for Y.A.H.O.O.

Y.A.H.O.O. IS volunteering! Whether it is the:
  • Youth Workers, (also known affectionately as Yahooligans),
  • Adults (who are referred to as Drivervisors),
  • Youth Board,
  • Adult Board or,
  • Organizational Board,
all Y.A.H.O.O. participants are volunteer.  All funding for the program is through donations, and all funding goes directly to running the program.  Donations are made through sponsorship, and through individual donations.  To donate please contact the Town of Sterling Recreation Department Director, Kristen Dietel, at 978-422-3041.
 
YOUTH- All youth, from 7th grade through senior in high school may apply.  You may apply online (applications posted in the Fall)  or a hard copy form may printed.  Forms may also be picked up at the Sterling Recreation Department, 1835 Town Hall, Room 201, 31 Main St, Sterling, MA.  
 
ADULTS- Any interested adult may volunteer to Drivervise, parents of Yahooligans are especially encouraged to volunteer. Adults are referred to as "Drivervisors" because their primary responsibility is to drive the youth volunteers to and from the jobsites ... with a little bit of supervising. The Youth Board members are the primary work site supervisors, (see "Youth Board" below.)  You may apply online or a hard copy may be printed (applications posted in the Fall).
All Drivervisors must have an active CORI on file with the Sterling Recreation Department. The two page CORI form may be downloaded, (click here), please print and bring to the Recreation Department.  
 
**IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE - that because of privacy laws CORI information cannot be shared between entities.  e.g. a CORI from the school department, church or scouting cannot be used in this program, and vice-versa.**
 
YOUTH BOARD- The Y.A.H.O.O. Youth Board (YYB) runs the show, they organized the work dates, work sites, Y.A.H.O.O. Shed, and motivate the Yahooligan's at the work sites.  The YYB is chosen through an application process when a position becomes vacant. Most YYB are experienced Yahooligans.   To learn more (click here).
 
ADULT BOARD- The Adult Board is made up of the program director and assistants.  The purpose of the Adult Board is to assure that the YYB has the tools and means to perform their function.
 
ORGANIZATIONAL BOARD- This Board is made up of the founding adult members of Y.A.H.O.O. This Board works behind the scenes to assure that the YYB and Adult Board are free to do their work, unencumbered by outside influences.  
 
Copyright 2015, Sterling Recreation Y.A.H.O.O. Program