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Transportation Volunteer for foster teens

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ORGANIZATION: The Hope Center at Pullen

  • 13 people are interested

Purpose

To support a young person (age 16-24) in foster care or with a history in foster care, by driving them to and/or from their internship so that they can gain the work experience they need to become self-sufficient.

Internship Program Summary

The Hope Center at Pullen runs an internship program that places young people in paid positions at area nonprofits. Interns work for approximately 10 weeks for 10 hours per week. In addition to their responsibilities on the job site, the young person is paid to attend three job readiness classes and a job shadowing day. Interns will create a resume, prepare for and interview at the worksite, gain work experience, learn new skills to add to their resume, and build a professional network.

Volunteer Responsibilities

Volunteers will be matched with a young person who is completing an internship. Efforts will be made to match volunteers with interns who either live or work near the volunteer. Program staff will introduce the volunteer to the intern at an initial meeting which will take place either at The Hope Center or at the young person’s home. Depending on the volunteer’s availability, approximately, once or twice a week the volunteer will pick up the young person and drive them to the internship and/or drive them home from the internship.

Requirements

  • Commit to driving the young person at least one way, at least once per week for 10 weeks.
  • Provide at least 24-hour notice to the intern and program staff if unable to drive on a particular day.
  • Be at least 21 years old and have at least a high school diploma.
  • Have a clean driving record and background check.
  • Have a valid driver’s license, safe/reliable transportation, and proof of auto insurance with the HCP required levels.
  • Communicate with the intern program staff assigned, and if necessary, the foster parent, through phone calls or text to confirm driving times.
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff.
  • Be patient, flexible, and dependable.
  • Be willing to adhere to all Hope Center at Pullen Mentoring Program policies/procedures.

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About The Hope Center at Pullen

Location:

112 Cox Ave, Suite 100-A, Raleigh, NC 27605, US

Mission Statement

The Hope Center at Pullen empowers emerging adults who are transitioning out of foster care in Wake County with the support and connections needed for a safe and stable adulthood.

Description

Any teen who was in foster care over the age of 13, who is either living in Wake County or in foster care through Wake County, is eligible to participate in our Teen Programs. We incorporate trauma-informed practices in teaching life skills so teens are ready for a successful transition to adulthood.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

112 Cox AvenueRaleigh, NC 27605

(35.78438,-78.66106)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • as needed

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