Companies can improve the communities where their employees live and work by supporting Youth Services through corporate grants, essential funding and volunteerism. There are many meaningful ways to donate your time. Here are just a few examples of volunteer opportunities.
Study Buddies is our free academic support program for over 100 children in 1st through 8th grade. It takes place on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting at 6PM throughout the school year. As part of this program, volunteer groups generously source, prepare and serve a dinner to the children. If your group is interested in preparing a dinner, please contact us about available dates.
Summer Programs are provided for neighborhoods in which children and families may not otherwise have access to youth development and enrichment opportunities. They run from mid-June through July. Lunch or snack packs are provided. If your group is interested in sourcing, and preparing a lunch or assembling snack packs, please contact us about available dates.
Holiday Gift Program is a time of year in which companies, churches, service groups and individuals generously sponsor holiday gifts for around 200 families who are associated with Youth Services. Donors fulfill wishes and these gifts are then wrapped by hundreds of volunteers in early December. There are many volunteer opportunities to support this program. If your group is interested in getting involved, please contact us for more information.
Other volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year. Your group could come and prepare snacks for the children who meet here throughout the week or help with landscaping in the summer. We also host community events, like our end of session parties in May and our Halloween event in October. Your group could help prepare material, decorate, make treats and so many more activities to support Youth Services.
Please note that some of these activities may be paused or adapted based on the current situation. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Fitch, at 847-724-2620 or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.