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Volunteering at Vision Youthz


"I had to let go of a lot to allow myself to give to a population that I had previously held in disregard. These courageous and hopeful young men brought a value to my life that I had previously not known and taught me what giving was really about. "

- Boris Koodrin, artist and volunteer

Our youth need your help. Without you, they face a life without adequate support or community connections. Act now to end the alienation. Start solving the problem today.

Volunteering at Vision Youthz means:

  • a variety of roles focused on helping youth accomplish challenging goals
  • rich diversity of culture, age, gender, knowledge, and life experience
  • working across cultural barriers to create an environment of belonging, trust, and stability
  • a commitment to building a stronger youth community

Current volunteer opportunities include:

 

Working directly with youth

In institutional settings (detention or school)
Introduce youth to Vision Youthz as you instruct a group or individual for a full semester or present a one-time workshop.

  • Semester instruction: one-on-one coach, assistant group instructor, lead group instructor
  • Short-term instruction: workshop presenter, guest speaker

In community-based settings:
Partner with an individual youth to help with accessing community resources and achieving goals in education, employment, relationships, recreation and well-being.

Depending on your availability, we can work with you to structure different levels of involvement in assisting individual youth.

 

Behind the scenes roles

We also need volunteer assistance in administrative areas including fundraising, marketing/PR, special events, web site maintenance, and office support.

 

Internships

Challenging and exciting youth service and/or office internships are also available. Expand your knowledge of youth development issues through hands-on experience in areas such as non-profit management, youth outreach, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, project administration and marketing/PR. Academic credit may be available on a case-by-case basis.

If you are ready to move ahead, we look forward to hearing from you. Get the volunteer sign up process started by completing our simple Volunteer Form.

Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you within a few days to finalize your role and discuss our volunteer training program. From teaching methods to youth culture, this program gives you the individual or small-group training you need to be most effective.

You will also be able to take advantage of monthly "Knowledge Building" sessions, where active volunteers and other community members gather for ongoing dialogue and education about issues important to youth.

 

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P.O. Box 410784
San Francisco
~ California ~ 94141

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