INFORMATION FOR VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are a very important component in the shelter community. Volunteers may have opportunities for impacting the youth personally as they serve as tutors, mentors, activity directors, music and visual art instructors, and more. These one-on-one times are often the point of most personal connection and therefore hold great potential for developing a vision that gives hope for the future.
Volunteers will receive basic orientation and training and will participate in helping to frame the youth’s action plan. If you are interested in being a volunteer with Youth Empowerment Shelter, contact us at YESHouseOregon@gmail.com, or call (541) 705-4777 and talk to the on-duty staff member. You will need to complete an application and give references. Volunteers, like all staff, must be able to pass a background check and a drug test.
o Mentor - Spend time with individual youth, developing a friendship and guiding them as they pursue their futures.
o Assist with fundraising events, i.e., help at outreach booths during community 'festivals.
o House chores, like repairs, improvements
o Yard work, gardening.
o Supplemental staff positions; training and equipping will be provided.
o Interacting with the resident youth in individual and group settings for tutoring, crafts, cooking, outdoor activities, mentoring and others.
Background checks are required for 1:1 participation with youth.
Items we need:
Bedding for single beds (new please!)
Free standing wire shelves - 5 ft tall, 3 ft long
Head phones (over ear)
Shoe gift cards
Underwear- male and female- medium and large sizes
Basketball/Gym Shorts- male and female- medium and large sizes (1 of each in size small would be appreciated, too)
EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS -