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Volunteering at Youth Homes


Important information about volunteering with Youth Homes

Limited-Contact Policy
While we understand and appreciate your desire to be involved, we have made a commitment to the emotional well-being of our youth and that commitment involves Youth Homes implementing a limited-contact policy. Consequently, we do not offer volunteer opportunities to work directly with our youth under the age of 18.

The limited-contact policy also means that we do not operate a mentoring program nor can community supporters host/attend events with our youth. Thank you for understanding that youth confidentiality is our priority.

Volunteer with Youth, 18-26 years old

Take advantage of the opportunity to work with our young adults, 18-26 years old, through our Stepping Stones Workforce development program. Make an inquiry by filling out the form below.

Other volunteer opportunities

Serve on a committee.
Youth Homes has many committees, from planning a fundraiser to getting into the nitty gritty of our program operations. Make an inquiry by filling out the form below. Committees include:

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

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it all adds up.

Thanks to one very 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.