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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (541) 993-0542 and talk to Linda. 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 Assist with fundraising events, i.e., help at outreach booths during community 'festivals.
o House chores, like repairs, improvements
o Yard work, gardening.
o Several volunteer staff positions; training and equipping will be provided.
o As operations are ongoing, there will be need for interactions with the resident youths in individual and group settings for tutoring, crafts, cooking, outdoor activities, mentoring and others.
Background checks are required for 1:1 participation with youth, in order to comply with DHS licensing regulations.
Saturday and Sundays
16 hrs. / week
This staff person will be actively involved with residents during the weekend, supervising residents in house, facilitating outings, and participating in activities,.
Must pass DHS background check and possess current First Aid/CPR certification. Specific training will be provided for the role needed to serve this population.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *