Welcome to the Youth Service Opportunities Project.  Introducing young people to volunteer service since 1983.
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New York, NY 10003

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1317 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005


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The Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP) is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in New York City by Quakers in 1983. 
In April of 2003, YSOP expanded to Washington, DC.

YSOP is committed to helping young people become part of the solution to societal problems by showing them how even their smallest actions can make a difference in the lives of others. While YSOP was created for young people, we welcome people of all ages to YSOP.

YSOP is a nationally recognized leader in providing high-quality volunteer service experiences. YSOP has been a pioneer in the field of service-learning, leading thousands of young people and adults in programs to encourage community participation and engaged citizenship through direct service to homeless and hungry people.

Last year 4,021 participants served more than 463,600 hungry and homeless men, women and children in New York City, Washington, DC and Philadelphia.  YSOP hosts middle school and high school groups,  college students, faith-based groups serving on mission trips and community organizations.

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What's new at YSOP...

YSOP has expanded to Philadelphia!

Contact YSOP's National Program Director, Lisa Gesson, for more information about our programs in Philadelphia,
212.598.0973 x100.

Coming to YSOP in 2014? 
Interested in learning more about our programs?
Check out this video about YSOP, created by a student participant from Adelphi University who came to YSOP DC!

Serve with YSOP in 2014!

Bring your school, youth group or community organization on a Service Day, Overnight Workcamp or Weeklong Workcamp!  Our calendar is starting to fill up so we encourage you to contact us today!

For information about our programs, please contact:

DC: Danielle Stonehirsch, 202.347.2525

NY & PA: Lisa Gesson, 212.598.0973 x100

or email ysop@ysop.org

Students from the Tandem School in Charlottesville, VA participate in an Overnight Workcamp. Photo: Amy Sapalio