Street Outreach Leads

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ORGANIZATION: StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley (CA)

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Street Outreach Leads are responsible for overseeing a team of street outreach volunteers each week to walk the streets in known "hotspots" and other areas where youth congregate, in order to distribute food, clothing, hygiene products, resource information, and referrals.

Must be reliable, able to listen, make decisions and communicate well. Street Outreach Leads must be on-time with the necessary supplies and must be patient with good relationship skills. Street outreach start times vary between 4:00pm in the winter to 6:00pm in the heat of the summer. Outreach in an area is usually 1 hour to 1.5 hours.

Must be able to meet young people where they are without judgement, be accessible at consistent times each week in order to build relationships with homeless youth, and help ensure they get connected to other programs we provide, as well as important community resources that we trust.

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About StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley (CA)

Location:

1346 The Alameda, Ste 7387, San Jose, CA 95126, US

Mission Statement

We serve unaccompanied homeless and at risk youth - and young parents with children of their own - up to their 25th birthday. Our ongoing mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness.

Description

Youth homelessness continues to be one of the most challenging issues facing our society today:

Over 2 million kids are currently homeless in the US

Youths make up 27% of the total homeless population and are the fastest growing segment

Half of all homeless kids are under the age of 15

13 homeless teens die on the street every day

Teens leave their homes for many different reasons, but ultimately because their home is an unsafe environment. These kids "couch surf" at the homes of their friends if they are fortunate, or find ways to live anonymously on the street if they aren’t so lucky. Some of them go it alone, some of them reach out for help, but all of them dream of a better future.

Our all-volunteer organization, STANDUP FOR KIDS Silicon Valley, helps these homeless teens ages 12-24, by providing them with the basics of food, clothing and hygiene products, assisting them with school, medical and legal issues, getting them vocational training and job search assistance and working with them to create a life plan for that better future they desire. Our core programs are outreach, mentoring and housing support.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

95112

(37.34562,-121.88472)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Group Facilitation
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours each month

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