Amherst YES (Youth Engaged in Service)

A program of the Town of Amherst Youth and Recreation Department

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Enrollment Procedures

1. Enter web address:

2. Click on the Sign Up button. You will then enter your name, email address, and create a password.

3. Wait for administrator approval. Accounts are approved after a YES application has been completed, turned in, and processed.   

4. After your account is approved, you may sign up for the mandatory New Member Orientation.

5. When you choose your events, you will be limited to signing up for 3 events/waitlists. You may add another, after an event has passed. 

6. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND AN EVENT YOU HAVE SIGNED UP FOR, YOU MUST REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THAT EVENT, MORE THAN 2 HOURS PRIOR. You must log onto the system to remove yourself. This is very important. By removing yourself, you will open up the spot for someone else. If you do not do so, it is considered a NO-SHOW. Three NO-SHOWS in one calendar year will result in dismissal from the program.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 631-7210 or at

Amherst YES Awardees 2022

The following YES members are receiving awards for their service in 2022

Bronze Award: Ashley Chi, Shiloh Dhasan, Samyuktha Dondapati,* Monal Gupta, Ashmika Hait, Lauren Hart, Hannah Joseph, Anika Kaur, Jasmitha Keesara, Carol Li, Tiger Li, Ian Lopes, Anagha Menon, **Vedant Mohan, Kalyani Nair, Adarsh Narayanan, Krisha Naveen, Kate Powell, Amber Ren, Vikas Somisetty, Vishal Somisetty, Indraja Sujith, Zoey Tang, Anusha Thoudoju, Jolynda Wang, Karin Wright, Ethan xie, Jessica Zhang, Yalin Chang, Emma Zhang

Silver Award: *Ethan Lin, Gouripriya Nadarajan, Medha Samala

   * The President’s Volunteer Service Bronze Award

** The President’s Volunteer Service Silver Award

*** The President’s volunteer Service Gold Award

Sign Up Limit and Process

11/20/23-Sign Up Limit: 1 events/waitlists

The Amherst Youth Engaged in Service program encourages young people to participate as individuals. All forms, requests, sign ups, and phone calls should be made by the youth member. We believe in fostering independence and responsibility, contributing to their overall development. If a student is unable to manage their own volunteerism, it is recommended that they wait to enroll.

We will always welcome questions by parents and guardians.

Weather Cancellation Policy

If school or after school activities are closed due to inclement weather, our events will be canceled. In addition, if there is a driving ban, our events are canceled.

Connect With Us

Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: (716)631-7210

Fax: (716)626-9087