YLI Volunteer Opportunities

The Youth Leadership Initiative is a multifaceted youth leadership program that requires not only a team of staff but volunteers to deliver effective and meaningful programming. All interested community members must be age 18 or older, have an interest and/or experience working with youth and pass a criminal background check. Flexible hours are required, including weeknights and/or weekends.

Program Assistant

Assist with general programming through the provision of administrative support to all or some of the following program components: Action Teams, Cultural Saturday Sessions, Retreats, Alumni, School Success and special events.

Volunteer Driver

Transport youth to leadership program. Programming days include Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school. Must complete an online driving evaluation w/in 30 days of receiving the online training through email and take refresher training every three years. Must provide proof of (300/100/300) car insurance. A Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) must be run annually. Foundation Drivers who drive clients in any vehicle with 9 or more seats must attend behind the wheel training. All drivers must sign and return a copy of the Vehicle Administrator Acknowledgement and a copy of the Driver policy acknowledgment form.

Action Team Advisor

Advise youth in researching community issues of interest, mapping out community resources, planning a project that will address community issues and assisting youth in implementing the project in the community. Programming days are Thursdays from 4:30-6:30pm.

Cultural Coach

Provide leadership, guidance and perspective for a group of youth from a cultural background similar to the cultural coach, in order to promote youths’ knowledge and understanding of their culture’s history, traditions and experiences and foster their exploration of how that affects them and their lives. Facilitate discussions and activities that enhance youths’ awareness of their heritage and that allow them to discover and share their experiences, struggles and pride as members of that cultural group. Prepare youth to communicate effectively about their culture with others. 
For more information on current Volunteer opportunities, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities page.

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