Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness
Families, Homeless, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual,Transgender), Low-income communities, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Ex-offenders

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Street Outreach Volunteer

To provide outreach services to runaway/homeless youth and those at risk of running away or becoming homeless; provide emergency/crisis services to street youth.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  1. Maintain a consistent schedule of street outreach hours.
  2. Establish relationships with youth on the street to help them reunite with family, develop goals for the future and assist them in implementing those goals.
  3. Provide effective role modeling for participants to encourage healthy lifestyles.
  4. Utilize the youth to develop and enhance Street Outreach programming.
  5. Work cooperatively with Runaway/Homeless Programs, community partners, and other agency programs to ensure necessary services are available or are created for street youth.
  6. Maintain consistent communication with supervisor and other staff.
  7. Document demographic information on street youth contacts,
  8. Document statistical information on all referrals for services made and all activities conducted with and for street youth for each shift worked.
  9. Adhere to safety protocols for street outreach teams. Document any incidents occurring during each shift worked.
  10. Attend program meetings and training sessions. 

HOURS: Position requires flexible scheduling. Outreach shifts are scheduled afternoon, evening and weekend hours.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:

All volunteers must be 18 years old. Must pass a child abuse and neglect and criminal background screening. Excellent oral and written skills required. Individual must possess a genuine desire to teach and guide youth and have the ability to be a positive role model. An understanding and belief in the principles of youth development/involvement is essential.

For more information go to https://www.voa-dakotas.org/get-involved

 

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Volunteers needed through 6/28/2021

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