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Interested in volunteering with YES? Volunteers are an essential component of our organization. Without them, much of the work we do would not be possible. Volunteers not only assist the work of YES staff but have the satisfaction of knowing that they made a difference in a young person’s life. Whether young or old, an individual or a group, all are welcome to volunteer as part of the YES Family.

Volunteers help in a number of ways, from providing resume and job assistance, facilitating group activities, organizing and sorting donations, helping us clean our space, and so much more. Check out the different position descriptions below to see which would work best for you! Please note that an in person interview is required before acceptance to all positions.


Resume/Job Search Assistant

One of the biggest struggles for the youth we serve is finding a job. Some have never worked and have never made a resume, while others are just struggling to find a new career path. As a volunteer, you will work one on one with youth during drop-in to assist them with making a resume, filling out job applications, or just doing general job searches.

Requirements/Qualifications:  

  • No professional experience necessary (though experience making/editing resumes is preferred) 
  • Willingness to work one on one with multiple youth throughout the high-paced environment of drop-in 
  • Ability to be patient and understanding 
  • Ability to work with and make accommodations for people of varying reading and writing abilities 
  • Flexible and able to adapt to different situations

Time Commitment:

  •  1 hour per week
Please fill out the Resume/Job Search Assistant Application online and we will get in touch with you! 

Group Facilitator

During drop-in, we offer various different groups for youth. Previous groups include yoga, knitting, art, advocacy group and LGBTQ group, among others. Help provide an outlet for our youth to de-stress from their daily struggles, have some fun or learn about a new and interesting topic.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic personality 
  • Ability to encourage people to participate 
  • Capable of working with as few as one person and as many as ten 
  • Able to manage a diverse range of personalities 
  • Comfortable being in high energy, fast-paced environment 
Time Commitment:
  • At least two, one hour sessions a month
Please fill out the Group Facilitator Application online and we will get in touch with you!

Group Volunteers

Are you a part of a group or organization that is interested in volunteering? There are plenty of opportunities for you as well! Groups provide all different kinds of assistance to YES, ranging from cleaning our space, cooking meals for our youth, organizing donation drives and much, much more. Please fill out the application below to let us know more about your group and how you can help!

Please fill out the  Group Volunteer Application online and we will get in touch with you!


General Volunteers

YES also has individual volunteers who have unique skills that are a huge help to our organization. Different ways people help are organizing donation drives, cooking hot meals for the youth, math tutoring, technical support, website assistance, legal assistance, picking up and dropping off donations, driving youth to and from appointments, and even allowing youth to practice driving for their permit hours, among many others. Fill out the application and let us know how you could uniquely support YES!

Current biggest needs:

  • Volunteers to bring in pre-made hot meals for youth during drop-in!
  • Fundraising support!

Please fill out the General Volunteer Application online and we will get in touch with you!


Contact for Lara Law for more information.
updated 5/05/2016