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Amherst Youth Consortium (8th Grade and above)

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Amherst Youth Consortium members are students who have pledged to be nicotine, alcohol and other drug-free and to be visible role models who live healthy lifestyles. Their work includes presenting information, facilitating discussions, and engaging children, youth and adults in activities which promote wellness, asset building and good decision making.

For more information about this program, contact Kathy Mobarak-Miller at (716) 631-7132 x 7523.

Youth Engaged in Service (YES) (Ages 12-20)

The Youth Engaged in Service Volunteer Program provides the opportunity for young people ages 12-20 to contribute and participate in the community. Members will provide service by direct interaction with children, senior citizens, low-income families, persons who are mentally and/or physically challenged, and charitable organizations.

Spending time with members of the community will help young people to experience personal growth and gain an understanding of their community. Through volunteer service, young people will learn new skills, meet a variety of people and share their talents and special skills with those less fortunate.

For more information please contact Antonella Stravalaci, Director of Volunteers at (716) 631-7210 or

YouthWork$ (Ages 12-20)

Youth Works is a year-round extra job service which links Amherst residents in need of assistance in, or around their home, with Amherst youth ages 12-20 years who are a part of the program. Residents in need of assistance with jobs such as gardening, light housework, childcare, leaf raking, shoveling snow or other jobs should contact Youth Works to discuss your needs and ways that we may assist you.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221