The Drop-In Youth Worker Volunteer is responsible for providing youth-centered support to at-risk LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) youth, youth experiencing homelessness, and/or street-based youth. This will be achieved by providing basic needs and linking youth to resources and services within the Broadway Youth Center.Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the operation of BYC’s daily drop-in program; ensuring that high-quality, responsive care is provided to participants.
Incorporate harm reduction, a non-judging framework that celebrates young people as experts in their own lives, into your youth work.
Provide referral information, education and crisis intervention counseling to youth accessing the drop-in program.
Link youth to resource advocacy, career services and other support services offered at BYC or by our community partners.
Attend all required trainings and meetings, specifically briefing and debriefing which are both 30 minute meetings prior to and immediately following Drop-In.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Optional: Facilitate workshops and activities during drop-in that promote young people’s health and well-being.
Knowledge, Skills and Requirements:
Interest in or working towards a degree in the social service/public health fields preferred
Must be available during Drop-In hours which are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12-3 PM.
Must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with diverse populations and easily establish rapport with clientele
Experience working with at-risk youth, especially LGBTQA and street-based youth preferred
Bilingual - Spanish/English preferred, but not required
NO COURT MANDATED VOLUNTEERS
- People Skills
- Mental Health
- Problem Solving
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 3 hours
- 6 months