VOLUNTEER FOR HOMELESS YOUTH DROP-IN SPACE


Published:

12/11/2017

Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Dorchester
MA
United States

Description

Mission: Roxbury Youthworks, Inc. (RYI) is a community-based non-profit organization. Our mission is to help youth caught in cycles of poverty, victimization, and violence to transition successfully to adulthood.

About Us: The BUILD Program at RYI serves cisgender males and transgender youth ages 12-24 who are survivors, at risk of, or currently being sexually exploited or trafficked. Life coaching services offered by the BUILD Program provide services through a three-pronged approach of intensive mentoring, case management, and advocacy.


Volunteer Description: The BUILD Program is seeking an volunteer who is interested in working specifically with our homeless youth population in our drop-in space 5-10 hours per week. Hours from 10:30-3:30 on Thursday for drop-in is required. Volunteer responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervising and interacting with clients utilizing drop-in hours.
  • Setting up and breaking down meals and weekly activities for our drop-in space before clients arrive.
  • Creating a calendar of different life-skills activities to have available in our drop-in space for assigned months.
  • Managing and tracking in-kind donations and supplies needed for our outreach team.
  • Checking in with supervisor on a weekly basis.

*Space to develop an independent project is a possibility.

Qualifications: The ideal intern will have a vested interest in social justice, particularly regarding the homeless and LGBTQ+ communities in Boston. A strong passion to help others and the ability to work in a culturally competent setting is required.

 *All volunteers will need to be able to pass a CORI check.

Please send all inquiries to Mark Deer at mdeer@roxburyyouthworks.org.

We welcome

Groups

How To Apply

mdeer@roxburyyouthworks.org

Please send all inquiries to Mark Deer at mdeer@roxburyyouthworks.org.


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