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Haven of Hope



We are looking for volunteers to spend time with our youth in the community for a few hours each month. The activities can vary widely from hiking, grocery shopping/errand help, cooking groups, or bringing our residents to other volunteer opportunities.

We encourage volunteers to prepare for this volunteer opportunity by completing one of the following trainings:

Completed 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Development, or Foster and Kinship Care Education and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth.

A valid vocational training certificate, credential, or documentation demonstrating that the individual is a trade journeyperson who instructs children in vocational skills and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth as a mentor, athletic coach, teacher, vocational coach, tutor, counselor, or other relevant experience as determined by the department.

Previously been employed as a full time staff or served as a volunteer at a group home, short-term residential therapeutic program, or substance abuse treatment program for at least one year.

Relevant life experience in the child welfare, mental health or juvenile justice systems as a consumer, mentor, or caregiver or other relevant experience as determined by the department.

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**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.



More opportunities with Haven of Hope

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Haven of Hope

Location:

PO Box 610, Aptos, CA 95001, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare youth and young adults in our care to meet the challenges of life as independent, confident, self-sufficient adults. Haven of Hope is committed to inducing positive change in as many facets of our participants’ experience as possible in order to facilitate a smooth and successful return to successful independence.

Description

We are looking for volunteers to spend time with our youth in the community for a few hours each month. The activities can vary widely from hiking, grocery shopping/errand help, cooking groups, or bringing our residents to other volunteer opportunities. It is preferred that volunteers would have any one of the following:

1. Completed 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent

Development, or Foster and Kinship Care Education and have at least 100 hours of

experience working with youth.

2. A valid vocational training certificate, credential, or documentation demonstrating

that the individual is a trade journeyperson who instructs children in vocational skills and

have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth as a mentor, athletic coach,

teacher, vocational coach, tutor, counselor, or other relevant experience as determined

by the department.

3. Previously been employed as a full time staff or served as a volunteer at a group

home, short-term residential therapeutic program, or substance abuse treatment

program for at least one year.

4. Relevant life experience in the child welfare, mental health or juvenile justice systems

as a consumer, mentor, or caregiver or other relevant experience as determined by the

department.

Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

Mon Sep 27, 2021 - Sat Apr 30, 2022
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

Aptos, CA 95001

(36.97596,-121.90076)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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