Advocate Volunteer - Build Relationships with Homeless Youth

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Teen Feed

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Advocate Volunteers are responsible adults (18+) who provide consistency and relationship to Teen Feed's homeless youth and young adult guests during a nightly dinner program. Teen Feed serves a warm and nutritious meal every night of the year for homeless young adults ages 13 - 25. Advocate volunteers are present at the dinner table with young people to provide positive relationships with trustworthy adults as well as connections to area partners and resources. Advocates receive training specific to serving homeless youth, as well as mentorship from experienced volunteers.

REQUIREMENTS: Two hours, one day a week - one year service commitment. (Don't be discouraged regarding the longer timeframe, we will work with you.) Advocate volunteers must complete a Volunteer Orientation, Advocate Application, and Washington State Patrol background check.

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About Teen Feed

Location:

4740-B University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, US

Mission Statement

Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets. With the tremendous support of the community, Teen Feed responds to the most basic needs of homeless youth with three programs: Teen Feed, Street Talk Outreach Program (STOP), and Service Links for Youth (SLY).

Description

Teen Feed at a Glance
Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets. With the tremendous support of the community, Teen Feed responds to the most basic needs of homeless youth with integrated programs: Teen Feed Meal Program, Street Talk Outreach Program (STOP), Service Links for Youth (SLY) and Youth Access to Care (YAC).

Thanks to your partnership in 2015 Teen Feed:

  • Opened its doors to 50 - 80 youth each night
  • Offered over 20,000 nutritious meals to hungry youth
  • connected with over 600 individual youth in need
  • worked with over 800 volunteers, who donated over $130,000 in food

History

In 1987, nurses from the University of Washington Medical Center noticed that many street youth accessing the emergency room were severely malnourished. The community responded, and faith groups, service providers, and neighbors came together to provide food to the University District’s homeless youth population. Teen Feed was born, and now we average 40-50 guests each evening. Teen Feed is the only provider of meals specifically to youth and young adults in the University District open regularly every night of the week.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4740-B University Way NESeattle, WA 98105

(47.66142,-122.26837)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Life Coaching
  • Nutrition
  • Youth Services
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year commitment
  • Teen Feed is nonsecular organization practicing compassionate relationships. All are welcome.

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