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Volunteer in the Youth Development Program
According to the Search Institute, receiving support from non-parental adults and interacting with adults who are positive role models are assets that help youth grow up “healthy, caring and responsible.” Additionally, a research study commissioned by the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, “establishing supportive relationships between youth and adults may be the most critical component of an after-school program.” FamilyMeans fosters these connections not only through staff, but also with volunteers and program partners.
There are many different ways you could volunteer with the FamilyMeans Youth Development Program!
Youth Program Volunteer
Help on weekday afternoons at one of our award-winning after school and summer programs for children and teens at Landfall or Cimarron. FamilyMeans values its volunteers and welcomes them to share their interests and hobbies with the youth in many ways, including arts and crafts, sports and games, creative play, reading, cooking, computer games, science projects and character development activities. A commitment of once a week for three months or longer is preferred.
Landfall Youth Bike Shop Program Volunteer
Assist with bike repairs or help to supervise bike rides.
Special Events Coordinator
Help with parties, picnics or holiday festivities. This is a great opportunity for small groups or those who are looking for a one-time commitment.
Participate in a Career Panel
Visit the Landfall and Cimarron sites for a career panel day where local professionals share information about their careers. Spend time explaining your day to day work life, education, how you landing in your position and more!
Get started! Fill out the volunteer application form or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 651-439-4840 for more information!
“I volunteer with FamilyMeans because I want to give back to my community and helping kids that I can connect with is a bonus!”
What else might be helpful?
Not sure if volunteering with youth is a good fit for you? Check out other volunteer opportunities with FamilyMeans!