Project V.A.N. (Volunteers Around Needham) provides youth ages 13-17 (or entering 8th grade) with the opportunity to participate in one-day community service projects around the Needham community. Project VAN began during the summer of 1998 at six sites and has grown larger since then. Project VAN is generously funded by the Needham Community Council.
Each Project VAN day includes an orientation to the organization’s mission before getting to work with activities such as socializing with residents at senior living facilities, cleaning out storage areas, playing with youth and more! Lunch is provided daily. A typical days runs from 10am-2:30pm
Click here to read participants’ comments about Project VAN 2012
Click here to see pictures, newscasts and articles about Project VAN in previous summers
Project VAN 2013
Project VAN 2013 will be running on the following dates:
July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Youth may register for one, a few or all days. In order to accommodate as many youth as possible, some participants may not be able to attend all the dates for which they initially register.
Registration for Project VAN 2013 opens on May 1st.
Click here for registration details
For more information about Project VAN, please contact