Youth Villages offers numerous opportunities to volunteer – and not just on our residential campuses.
Here are just a few examples:
Work at a Youth Villages event
Adopt a campus cottage/cabin
Teach job and interview skills
Recruit foster parents
Coordinate donation drives
Teach kids a talent
Become a Birthday Hero or Holiday Hero
Provide a personal service
Offer spiritual guidance
By volunteering, you can provide a direct, positive force in the lives of young people being treated through Youth Villages, or help us raise funds for our programs by the donation of your valuable time. All your efforts are deeply appreciated and help us fulfill our mission of helping families live successfully.
In addition to individual volunteers, many companies arrange for groups of their employees to volunteer together. Civic organizations, churches, or other groups often volunteer together, as well. The monthly Volunteer Venture is a great way to find out what volunteering with the children of Youth Villages is all about. This event also is perfect for those who are not able to volunteer on a regular basis but still enjoy spending time with our children. At the Venture, volunteers engage with our kids in fun group activities organized by our staff. Volunteer Ventures take place the first and second Saturdays of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization
dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally
troubled children and their families live successfully.
We help more than 22,000 children and families each year
from more than 20 states and Washington, D.C. Our
Evidentiary Family Restoration™ approach involves
intensive work with the child and family, a focus on
measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever
safely possible, and providing accountability to families and
funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children
with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third
the cost of traditional care.