volunteers

WE PROVIDE A HIGH-QUALITY CREATIVE ARTS EXPERIENCE DESIGNED TO SUPPORT UNDERSERVED YOUTH ON A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY AND PERSONAL GROWTH. OUR VOLUNTEERS HELP US SERVE OVER 300 YOUTH EVERY YEAR!

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Volunteer for Youth in Focus

Note: If you have photography experience and are interested in working with youth, please review the information and application for mentors.

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available with hours varying depending on your availability and the task at hand.

  • EVENTS Lend a hand on the day of one of our big events, or help us plan and prepare for a fundraising event that supports our program!

  • EBAY EXPERT Join us in photographing, researching, posting, and shipping items for our eBay store which helps us raise much needed funds for our program!

  • TRAVELING SHOWS Partner with us to get more of our students' work out in the community! By you volunteering to secure locations, prepare materials, hang, and break down community shows, we will do just that!

  • OFFICE HELP Help us with various administrative tasks that make everything run smoother for our program!

  • RECRUITMENT & TABLING Be a wonderful ambassador by helping us recruit more youth for our program! Table at schools, organizations, and events, as well as help spread the word throughout the community!

  • SPECIALTY SKILLS If you have special skills that you think could benefit Youth in Focus, let us know! However, if you have photography experience and want to work with youth, please review our information for mentors.


Application

Once we receive your completed mentor application, you will be contacted to schedule an interview to learn more about our youth development mission and program and our mentor needs.

As an equal opportunity employer, Youth in Focus is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. Youth in Focus does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation. People of color are encouraged to apply.

Volunteers must be at least 21 years old.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Please download, complete, and email this form to yif@youthinfocus.org. This is a required component of the application. 

Note: We do not process background checks until after the interview has been completed.

Download Background Check Form →

 
  "Volunteering with Youth in Focus is a constant reminder of what really matters to me. That everyone is so engaged and excited to be there easily makes it the best part of my week."    Colin B., Youth in Focus mentor

"Volunteering with Youth in Focus is a constant reminder of what really matters to me. That everyone is so engaged and excited to be there easily makes it the best part of my week."

Colin B., Youth in Focus mentor

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