Volunteers for Youth Programs
“If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch
the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a
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Youth Program Volunteers
Academic tutors, classroom assistants, and thrift store volunteers are
needed to help our teens aging out of the foster care system with the
development of educational and independent living skills at our
Real World Job Development Center. If you enjoy working with teens and young adults and have professional/educational
work experience, please consider these satisfying volunteer roles.
Academic tutors and classroom assistants assist the Real World Education
Coordinator with instructional support in order to meet the needs of students,
ages 16-24 enrolled in the online high school and GED program. A 3-5 hour
commitment one day per week is required.
The tutors will help develop lesson plans that correlate with the students’
academic levels, provide individual tutoring and complete basic needs
assessments. Volunteers with an aptitude for math are especially needed.
The classroom assistants help the Education Coordinator researching and
preparing materials that will enhance student learning as well as other
Thrift Store Assistants
The JFCS Cares Thrift Store accepts donations from the community which
are available to the students at Real World. The thrift store also serves
as a means to expose the students to retail and merchandising type jobs.
Volunteers are needed to work with the students to organize and display
the donated clothing, household and hygiene items. A 2-4 hour commitment
one day per week is required.
Monitors for the Children’s Area – Michael R. Zent Healthcare Center
Monitors are needed to assure the children are safely using the children’s
waiting area. Reading to the children, working on puzzles and playing
quietly with them is a special perk to this volunteer job. Four hour shifts
are available 2-6pm, Monday – Friday.
Adult Volunteer Applications
Teen Volunteer Applications
Contact Jody Goldman,
Volunteer Coordinator, (602) 452-4614 or