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What is YAVO?

YAVO is an organization of young adults (ages 20s & 30s) who participate in a variety of volunteer (and social) events together.

The main goal of YAVO is to make volunteering fun. Limiting membership to young adults creates an energetic environment where members can easily relate and develop friendships. The typical YAVO member can be described as a friendly, young professional with a passion to help others.

YAVO is not devoted to any one single area of volunteering or directly affiliated with any religious or other volunteer organizations. We have both created our own events and partnered with other organizations.

Upcoming events (4)

Texas Ramps Build

Ramp Build Warehouse

• What we'll do ****No building experience is required. The desire to play with power tools is a plus**** When you get there, to the warehouse there should be some temporary parking spots. The coordinators and volunteers will be loading the trucks and that is where they will be assigning the builds for the day. From there we will be assigned a house and then we will travel to the house for the build. We can carpool if anyone is interested. If you are late you can give us a call [masked]) and we can give you the location of the house we get assigned and you can meet us there. We will be building ramps to give freedom to the homebound. This is an early morning project, but very fulfilling. In the summer months the start time is earlier to avoid the daytime heat. We take for granted being able to enter and exit our homes unassisted, and this will allow the recipients the ability to do so. Please wear closed toe shoes. There will be coordinators that will guide us through the process for the build. If you have any power drills, please charge them and bring them. The more of them we have, the faster we can build. Plan to be there until the ramp is completed. Depending on the size of the ramp and number of people this may vary, but we try to be done by noon at the latest. ***Since we have a limited number of spots, please update your RSVP as soon as possible if you find out you cannot make it. Please do not sign up unless you are confident you can make it.*** • What to bring If you have a drill/impact driver you can bring it (optional). Bring water and/or snacks. • Important to know We will meet at the warehouse but will travel to the site of the build once we are assigned a home.

YAVO Blood Donation Day

Carter BloodCare Donor Center

IMPORTANT: Please call ahead to schedule your donation with Carter Bloodcare in Addison:[masked] (specify "ADDISON" as your donation center) OR schedule online at https://ww2.greatpartners.org/donor/schedules/center/1 . If you do not schedule your donation in advance, you may be turned away. Ask for the next available appointment at or after 1:30 PM. (Choose any time 1:30-2:30 PM.) You can show up at 1:30 PM no matter what time your appointment is so you can hang out and chat with us, or just show up at your appointment time. If you arrive early they will likely see you before your scheduled time. Having a nice healthy meal before you donate is one of the best things you can do before donating to prepare your body for donating. For more helpful tips check out [This Link (http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/tips-successful-donation)]. When you get to Carter BloodCare (north side of Beltline Road) you will have to go through two doors. You won't be able to see the facility from the outer window, so just look for the door. There is a sign you can see from the street. If you are unable to donate, you can always come for moral support and a little social time. Blood Donation Requirements • Bring Donor Card/Driver's License • Must be 56 days since last donation • Must weigh at least 110 lbs • Other restrictions based on travel outside the US Why donate blood? • Every 2 seconds, someone in the US needs blood • Only 5% of the eligible population donates blood a year • 1 pint of blood can save up to three lives • 1 hour of your time can save the life of somebody's loved one (972)[masked]

Love for Kids Toy Sort

400 N Olive St

We will be sorting through toys from the Margarita Ball and prepping them so they can be given out to local children in need at Love For Kids' Annual Christmas Party. If you would like to sign up please follow the steps below: Registration: 1. Send email to [masked] and include the following: - First and Last Name - Phone Number - Email - Top 3 Job Preferences (Battery Counter, Box Assembly, Lost Toy runner, Packer, Passer, Counter, Picker, Picker-Passer, Wheeler (heavy lifting). ***Please note, you may get reassigned to other tasks If you take the DART Rail, the stop is Pearl Station. Otherwise, there are paid parking lots and metered parking a block away from the hotel.

Love for Kids: Kids' Holiday Party

Circle R Ranch

***To register send an email to [masked] and include your First and Last Name, phone number and email address, top three jobs requested (see below). They will allow you to get updates as far as where to park, etc.*** Jobs: serving hot dogs and cold drinks, horseback riding, carnival games, bounce houses, arts and crafts, face painting, education stations, clean up, etc. The event will be hosting over 3000 underprivileged kids from all over Dallas/Ft. Worth. The party is by invitation only though local rec centers, schools, and other agencies. There will be horseback riding, outdoor games, hay rides, bounce houses, carnival games, food and prizes provided for them. They will also be given a a toy and jackets that have been donated. Volunteers will be asked to assist with the following: Serving Hot Dogs & Drinks, Horseback Riding, Carnival Games, Bounce Houses, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, Education Stations, Cleanup, etc. Jobs will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Attire: Dress casual and comfortable. I recommend comfortable shoes in case you are assigned something they requires you to be on your feet. Lunch will be provided at the end of the volunteer event.

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