Sullivan Renaissance offers a variety of opportunities for young people to get involved in the efforts to enhance Sullivan County communities. Scholarships, community service, seasonal employment and membership on the Sullivan Renaissance Steering Committee offer experiences for Sullivan County youth to have a meaningful role in the program.
Over the years several young people who began as volunteers alongside their families have gone on to work with Sullivan Renaissance or receive scholarships for continuing education.
Sullivan Renaissance is committed to offering opportunities for Sullivan County youth to experience the positive impact of being engaged in their communities and the benefit of developing leadership skills for their future.
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Volunteer opportunities exist throughout the year with every Sullivan Renaissance project. From helping out in the garden, to assisting with community events, this is an excellent opportunity to meet High School, CYO or Honor Society community service requirements.
Every summer, in partnership with the Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development, Sullivan Renaissance hires several part-time seasonal interns to work with community volunteers on Renaissance projects. Interns also participate in a series of leadership development meetings and adopt a Day of Service Project. To be eligible applicants must be between the ages of 16–20 years old at the time of application. Starting salary for the program is $10.50 per hour.
In partnership with the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties, a limited number of scholarships to the college of one’s choice will be available for Sullivan County residents. Eligible applicants must demonstrate that they volunteered in a significant way for a Sullivan Renaissance project during this season. Applicants are asked to describe the experience, the impact it had on them and to support their application with two letters of recommendation. Scholarship amounts vary. Applications are due by August 1st.
In partnership with the SUNY Sullivan Foundation, a limited number of full-time and part-time scholarships are available to a Sullivan County high school graduating senior or adult continuing their education at SUNY Sullivan. Eligible applicants are asked to describe their experience, and the impact it had on them. Applications are due July 30th.