Is Your Passion Helping Homeless Youth? Street Outreach Counselor


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

PO Box 19254Seattle, WA 98109


About

Join a team of people who are truly passionate about providing hope and encouragement to the homeless youth of our community.

As an Outreach Counselor, you will have one of the most important positions within the STANDUP FOR KIDS organization. Outreach is the essence of what we do and can be a truly fulfilling volunteer position for you. Outreach Counselors are open, non-judgmental and dedicated people who see themselves as long-term participants in a program that has the ability to make a real difference.

As an Outreach Counselor, you will interact with our homeless and street youth (average age is between 15-25), getting to know them and working patiently to help them affect positive change in their lives. As part of an outreach team, you will distribute basic food, hygiene items and warm things to the kids while offering a compassionate ear and a sincere desire to understand who they are and where they come from. Outreach requires great patience and the ability to see the value in simple interactions without a personal need or agenda to see immediate results or change.

One of the most important things we provide the kids we meet is consistency. The youth come to expect a consistent outreach schedule from us and to see familiar faces on outreach from week to week. As an Outreach Counselor, you will become one of those familiar faces, helping the kids see that there are people who care about them!

How it works:

- Attend the training and orientation to prepare you for street outreach

- Attend ongoing education sessions during the year and chapter meetings twice a year

- Go out on outreach a minimum of 2 times a month.

- Provide feedback/observations to Outreach Lead/Supervisor on outreach activities.

What you bring :

- A passion to help homeless and street youth
- Willingness to consider a long-term commitment to participate in street outreach
- Good listening skills, incredible patience and nonjudgmental outlook
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong sense of personal integrity
- Ability to commit to 6-8 hours a month
- Access to a computer/laptop and internet
- Background Check required - $15.00 fee
- Three Character References
- Purchase of a StandUp T-Shirt - $5.00, or StandUp Hoodie $20.00 (hats also available for $8.00)

For more info about this volunteer opportunity please contact us by email at seattle@standupforkids.org, and check out our national website at www.standupforkids.org/seattle. StandUp For Kids Seattle is on Facebook at StandUp For Kids (Seattle) and Twitter at @SUFK_Seattle!

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 evenings per month

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