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Haven of Hope

Cause Area

  • Homeless & Housing
  • Hunger

Location

PO Box 610Aptos, CA 95001 United States

Organization Information

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.

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