Drop in Youth Worker


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


4009 N BroadwayChicago, IL 60613


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



  • People Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Problem Solving
  • Bilingual
  • Relationship Building
  • Healthcare

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours
  • 6 months

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