The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Are you interested in working directly with youth? Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Becoming an Outreach Volunteer with HomePlate Youth Services might be for you!
HomePlate is Washington County’s only drop-in center and outreach team that is designed to support youth experiencing housing instability. Our outreach team travels Washington County meeting youth where they are, and providing basic resources like water bottles, hygiene supplies, and referrals to other community partners. They visit transit centers, schools, skate-parks, other suggested locations and ride public transit - to find youth where they are and provide resources on-site.
We are currently seeking volunteers who can commit to one weekly, 2.5-hour shift from 2:30-5 pm Monday-Thursday. Volunteers will be paired with an experienced member of the outreach team.
No previous experience is necessary but volunteers must attend a 2hr orientation and 2hr training, and an additional Outreach Volunteer training. Volunteers must be at least 18, and be willing to spend several hours on their feet regardless of weather. Volunteers must complete an application, pass a background and reference check, and schedule an interview.
Put on your walking shoes and join us today!
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Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
weekly, 3-hour shift
Be willing to spend several hours on your feet regardless of weather.