Volunteer

Hope for Youth relies solely on the generous involvement of volunteers for conducting our programs.  Without your help, we simply would not be able to fulfill our mission of reaching and discipling the transient and at-risk youth who need us most.  You can make a difference in these students’ lives by volunteering to work either directly with the youth or behind the scenes.

Youth Transportation

Hope For Youth is built on the unique principle that we transport youth to events regardless of where they live in the city or how many times they move. To  carry out this task we need volunteers who can drive students to our programs. Transporting youth provides a unique opportunity to build relationships while spending time in the car.

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Large Group Activity Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers to help with our Friday Night Live events and other large group activities hosted each month. Volunteering in this role would consist of picking up youth and taking them to the event, playing games and interacting with them during worship time and leading or co-leading the small group discussion following the message for the night. We typically have 75-100 youth attend our large group events so we need lots of volunteer support!

Mentor

This program provides 4 semesters of Christian Mentorship.  Meetings are twice a month.  The curriculum is designed to disciple students toward being “complete in Christ” (from our Vision Statement).  Groups consist of 2 Mentors and 3-5 students.  Mentors and Mentees must commit to consistent attendance for the full semester.  Our goal to get as many HFY students into Mentorship as possible!  Volunteers must be approved and have at least 16 hours of volunteer service directly with our youth to serve.  (3-4 hours, twice per month).

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College and Career Prep

College and Career Prep is a weekly program for 11th and 12th graders to assist them in applying to and preparing for college, career or the military, as well as helping them develop the skills they will need for life after high school.  As we cover topics from financial aid to creating a budget, we continue to point them to a growing relationship with Jesus. (3-4 hours)

Behind the Scenes

As you can imagine, it takes a lot of logistical coordination and administration to keep Hope For Youth running. We can always use volunteers to help keep all of the balls in the air! Specifically, we always need volunteers in the following areas:

  • Food preparation and serving
  • Student sign-in and records maintenance
  • Transportation coordination
  • Volunteer recruiting, training, and coordination
  • Data Entry
  • Bookkeeping
  • Desktop Publishing/Website Updates

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Media/Audio Visual

If you are gifted in the arts of photography, videography or sound technology we can always find a place for you! Our kids like seeing photos of themselves that we are able to share on social media and we are truly able to tell the story of what Hope For Youth does through photos and video.