NorthStar Youth Outreach Advocate Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Tubman

Role Summary

Advocates at Tubman’s North Star Youth Outreach Center at the Maplewood Mall connect youth and young adults ages 10-24 of all genders (and their children, if parenting) to basic needs and resources. Youth are able to receive a range of services including individual advocacy, safety planning, and connection to resources at Tubman and partner agencies. Volunteers provide comprehensive support services, assisting with the use of a computer lab and laundry and accessing clothing and food.

Impact & Benefits Position

  • Make a difference in a young person’s life by listening and providing and advocacy
  • Maintain a safe and empowering space by providing support to youth, young adults, and children who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness, violence, and trauma
Position Responsibilities
  • Provide support in a strength-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed manner
  • Understand and share information about Tubman and other community resources
  • Foster trusting relationships with young people to create a safe and welcoming environment
  • Follow Tubman guidelines, professional boundaries, and confidentiality as you interact with clients to identify their needs and strengths
  • Communicate with supervisor and team as appropriate to best serve clients
Position Qualifications
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to quickly engage and build trust
  • Ability to respond calmly and respectfully in difficult and unexpected situations
  • Ability to work with diverse teams and clients to foster a culturally inclusive environment that values people’s identities and multiple dimensions of diversity and experience
  • Flexible, patient, and able to identify and build on strengths
  • Experience in effective de-escalation, crisis intervention, or customer service
  • Previous experience with diverse youth and young adults who have experienced trauma preferred

Time Commitment & Availability

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 4-7:00 pm
  • One shift a week for a minimum of nine months preferred
Supervision & Training
  • Attend Tubman’s five-part Volunteer/Intern Orientation and Training series
  • Supervision provided by the Youth Community Housing Manager

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About Tubman

Location:

3111 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, US

Mission Statement

To advance opportunities for change so that every person can experience safety, hope, and healing.

Description

Each year Tubman helps nearly 25,000 people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds who are facing relationship violence, sexual assault, exploitation, homelessness, addiction, mental health challenges, or other forms of trauma. We provide safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, youth programs and community education.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Crisis Support
Children & Youth, Community, Crisis Support

WHEN

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WHERE

3001 White Bear AvenueSuite 2600Maplewood, MN 55109

(45.03158,-93.02227)
 

SKILLS

  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 4-7:00 pm. One shift a week for a minimum of nine months preferred.

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