StandUp For Kids is committed to the help and rescue of homeless and street kids. We do this, every day, in cities across America. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives. We have been on the streets since January 1990 and continue to grow our organization to help America's homeless youth.
Coordinates all activities related to the program’s volunteers including recruitment, training, recognition, and retention.
Ensures all volunteers are acceptable for the program.
Maintains the personnel files on all volunteers.
Manages the local program’s email account.
Provides volunteers with proper recognition and appreciation.
Arranges ongoing training sessions for volunteers.
Prepares performance evaluations for all volunteers.
Assigns volunteers to positions commensurate with their abilities and desires.
Conducts and documents new volunteer interviews
Ensures volunteers comply fully with the policies and guidelines of STANDUP FOR KIDS.
Working with the Forum Moderator, ensures that all volunteers get signed on or off the Forum as appropriate. Ensures that everyone on the local Forum, has a background investigation completed by the national office.
Collects all required documents from new volunteers:
Collects signed letters from three character references.
Ensures that background checks are sent and approved by the National Office, and the approval is posted on the Forum.
Our core mission is ending the cycle of youth homelessness. We are committed to providing hope and encouragement to homeless and street youth, one youth at a time. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives.
Seattle program has created a core leadership group, implemented a solid training program and continues to recruit and train volunteers. We started our street outreach efforts on Capitol Hill in June 2009. Our Street Outreach counselors go to the streets to reach out to homeless and at-risk youth. We connects with homeless and at-risk youth to let them know that there are people who are concerned about their well-being and are there to help.
This critical bonding is the first step towards helping these kids get off the streets and live a better life.