INFORMATION FOR VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are a very important component to the shelter community. As we are in the process of getting established, we will need volunteers as part of our core team, providing supervision, meal prep assistance, transportation and other care-giving tasks. As the program develops volunteers will have opportunities for impacting the youth residents 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 are considered a part of the staff of the shelter. They 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
o As we are in getting-started mode, there will be a need for 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.
Flexible, up to 30 hrs/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 school interventions, community service, recreation, music, theater, crafts or other activities that promote constructive development. Previous experience with
youth is preferred.
Must be able to pass DHS background check and drug test. Specific training will be provided for the role needed to serve this population.
Contact Gary at email@example.com. or phone 541 705-4777, or come by the shelter (514 E. 9th Street, The Dalles) to obtain an application.
Weekend Night-time Attendant
Saturday and Sunday nights
11:00 pm to 7:00 am
16 hrs. / week
Awake staff who will be attentive and available to residents during the night. 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.
Contact Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 541 705-4777, or come by the shelter (514 E. 9th Street, The Dalles) to obtain an application.