Be a Youth Homes volunteer
Currently, we do not have opportunities to work directly with our youth, but there are many ways to help us reach our goals. Volunteers are essential to our work.
Here are just a few ideas to get started:
Serve on a committee.
Youth Homes has many committees, everything from planning our signature fundraiser to getting into the nitty gritty of our program operations. If you have interest in any of the following committees, please contact us.
• Event Planning: Hearts for Hope, Hops for Hope, or our Poker Fundraiser
• Marketing/Fund Development
• Program Standards
Join the Board of Directors.
Youth Homes has a dedicated working board of directors. For those interested in serving on the board, we ask that you participate in a committee to learn more about Youth Homes and to find the area of focus that best utilizes your skills and interests.
Teach a workshop in our Resource Center.
The Resource Center can be a launching pad, and lending your expertise in a particular area can provide critical direction.
Assist with office work.
Like every organization reaching out to others in the community, it takes a fair amount of effort to keep in touch. From proofreading our newsletters to stuffing envelopes, we depend on the energy of volunteers.
Help with the holiday gift drive.
Backed by the dedicated Youth Homes Auxiliary, holidays become special events for our youth. For many, experiencing a holiday at Youth Homes really helps our youth feel that they are valued and celebrated.
“One of our fondest memories was hosting a dozen kids and staff to a holiday outing in San Francisco. But, supporting Youth Homes has been deeply meaningful, regardless of whether we meet the children. We know that because of the staff, children may someday create their own wonderful experiences with their own families.”
—Mark Hanna and Barbara Barron, Donors
it all adds up.
Our gardener teaches skills from planting to mulching. Mentors offer friendship and life skills. And thanks to one special volunteer who started and successfully runs a jewelry-making program, more than $25,000 has been raised, with proceeds supporting scholarships and a modest percentage to youth who work in the jewelry-making program.