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Love Jesus and young people? Youth outreach/mentoring volunteer

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Young Life Chicago-Northside

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Northside students

Young Life believes that every kid is valuable to God. Volunteer leaders have the opportunity to not only share this amazing love story with teenagers but also live it out alongside them. Although volunteers come in all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds, they all have one thing in common: a passion for Christ and for kids. Whatever your age or occupation, if you share this love of Christ and desire for kids to know Him, you have what it takes to be a Young Life volunteer leader.

Volunteer leaders are absolutely vital to the mission of Young Life. Without them, there literally would not be Young Life. It is their involvement that allows lives to be changed. Young Life volunteer leaders participate in a full range of activities that help them build these significant relationships with kids. These include:

  • Contact Work: Spending unstructured time with teens.
  • Club: A weekly meeting with an emphasis on fun, high energy and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Campaigners: A weekly meeting where teenagers look at the Bible to learn more about God.
  • Camp: Weekend or weeklong trips at Young Life’s pristine facilities where we promise kids the best time of their lives.
Young Life leaders are reaching adolescents of different ages and backgrounds including junior high, high school, teen moms and youth with disabilities in many different Chicago neighborhoods.

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About Young Life Chicago-Northside


2958 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60618, US

Mission Statement

Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. We accomplish our mission by: - Praying for young people. - Going where kids are. - Building personal relationships with them. - Winning the right to be heard. - Providing experiences that are fun, adventurous and life-changing. - Sharing our lives and the Good News of Jesus Christ with adolescents. - Inviting them to personally respond to this Good News. - Loving them regardless of their response. - Nurturing kids so they might grow in their love for Christ and the knowledge of God's Word and become people who can share their faith with others. - Helping young people develop the skills, assets and attitudes to reach their full God-given potential. - Encouraging kids to live connected to the Body of Christ by being an active member of a local congregation. - Working with a team of like-minded individuals -- volunteer leaders, committee members, donors and staff.


Young Life doesn't start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don't happen overnight -- they take time, patience, trust and consistency.

So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids -- where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what's important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks.

We believe in the power of presence. Kids' lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God's love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.

This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God's love for them, will impact future decisions ... careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised. All ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.

Get plugged in with Young Life in your neighborhood! We are currently connecting with and walking alongside students that live and attend schools on the North, Northwest, Near North, West and South side neighborhoods.

Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Chicago, IL 60607



  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Faith-based Leadership
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Tutoring




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a week plus opportunities to lead bible study, attend summer camp with students
  • Love Jesus and Love Teens

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