VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES/UDYC (fwd)
rroth at u.washington.edu
Wed Sep 22 08:06:55 PDT 1999
> Among the active participants in our U District-University
> Partnership For Youth are two programs: the UDYC and the WZ.
> The UDYC - U DISTRICT YOUTH CENTER - is this community's central
> drop-in service for homeless youth. Located in "the Gold House" at
> 4516 15th Ave NE, it offers a variety of services, and is the location
> for a "school," used clothing, showers, snacks, plus links to health care,
> substance abuse counselling, and a host of other services.
> A closely-related program for Employability Training is called
> the WORKING ZONE. It is located at 4512 University Way, and helps
> youth from throughout King County who wish to develop resumes, get some
> work site experience, and learn what it takes to succeed on a job.
> Students from the School of Social Work have been involved over
> the years in both programs. Right now they are coming under new
> administration: the UDYC will become part of Catholic Community Services
> and the WZ will become part of the YWCA. And right now they are seeking
> volunteers. Feel free to respond directly to the email addresses below if
> you are interested.
> Nancy Amidei
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 10:15:08 PDT
> From: shannon barello <barello at hotmail.com>
> Cc: heeheegigi at hotmail.com
> Subject: volunteer opp's at UDYC
> HOMELESS YOUTH PROGRAMS
> Volunteer Opportunities
> The Working Zone and University District Youth Center offer a variety of
> volunteer positions; all of which are considered equally essential in
> contributing to the success of our programs.
> DROP-IN VOLUNTEERS
> This job entails working directly with the youth and assisting staff
> the drop-in period at the UDYC. Individuals seeking this position need to
> have experience working with at-risk and/or homeless youth between the
> of 13 and 22 and/or appropriate training. Applicants must be at least 21
> years of age and are required to commit to 2-4 hours per week for a
> of 6 months.
> JOB CENTER VOLUNTEERS
> Applicants for this position will work directly with the youth and assist
> the Job Developer during Job Center hours. Individuals seeking this
> position need to have experience working with youth between the ages of 15
> and 22 and/or appropriate training. Applicants must be at least 21 years
> age and are required to commit to 2-4 hours per week for a minimum of six
> STREET OUTREACH VOLUNTEERS
> Volunteers in this position work directly with Peer Outreach Workers in a
> street environment. Individuals must have experience working with
> youth between the ages of 13 and 22 and/or appropriate training. A
> commitment of 30 hours per month for at least twelve weeks is required.
> Volunteers must be able to work Friday and/or Saturday evenings between
> hours of 6 and 12pm.
> EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS
> This position requires a Bachelor's Degree as well as experience and/or
> appropriate training working with homeless youth between the ages of 13
> 22. A commitment of 4 hours per week for 6 months is required.
> must be able to work one or two morning shifts per week, between the hours
> of 8:30 and noon.
> LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBERS
> Volunteers in this position have the opportunity to oversee and directly
> contribute to our Homeless Youth Programs by participating on our advisory
> board. Leadership Council members are asked to join one of our
> focusing on fundraising, pr and marketing, community relations, volunteer
> recruitment and training, youth involvement or programming. A strong
> interest in leadership is recommended. Volunteers must be able to meet
> the council one evening per month, as well as participate in the scheduled
> committee meetings.
> ON-CALL VOLUNTEERS
> Volunteers are called to assist the Homeless Youth Program with various
> activities, including holiday dinners, fundraisers, special events, and
> general housekeeping. The commitment is up to you.
> OFFICE VOLUNTEERS
> Duties include phone support (training will be provided), data entry,
> copies, sorting clothing donations, ordering food, and other essential
> tasks. We ask that a commitment of six months be made.
> FACILITY MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS
> This position entails maintaining the facilities at the UDYC.
> Responsibilities include organizing and monitoring the clothing room,
> kitchen, youth bathroom and sitting area, as well as distributing hygiene
> products. Two shifts per month for a period of at least six months is
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