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 email@example.com, 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 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!)
Bath towels, face cloths
Free standing wire shelves - 5 ft tall, 3 ft long
up to 40 hours per week
We are seeking an individual who enjoys the energy of teenagers, who is active, creative, relational, and responsible. The person in this position will seek to know the youths’ personal goals and assist them in devising ways to achieve those goals. This may include academics, sports, community service, recreation, music, theater, crafts or any other activities that promote constructive development. Previous experience with
youth is preferred.
Must be able to pass DHS background check and a drug test. Specific training will be provided for the role needed to serve the homeless youth population.
Contact Gary at garyc.yeshelter.org.
or phone 541 993-4279.
or come by the shelter
(514 E. 9th Street, The Dalles) to pick up an application.