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The Information Session is a mandatory informational meeting for anyone who volunteers as an individual, but please be aware of the following few points: 1. If you need volunteer hours right away or are looking to begin immediately, we have very few volunteer opportunities in which you would be directly working with youth, that we can plug you into immediately. If there is an opportunity at YouthCare that is a good fit for you, it may take a while to get assigned to a volunteer opportunity, and we ask all direct service volunteers to commit to six months or more for the sake of consistency for the young people we serve. 2. Please be aware that most of our volunteer opportunities occur within business hours on weekdays. If that timeline does not fit with your schedule, you may join the "VoluntHeroes" volunteer team, a team of volunteers who are on standby to help with YouthCare's immediate needs anytime of the week. Ways to volunteer right now: 1. Consider bringing a group of friends, coworkers, etc. to prepare and serve a meal at the James W. Ray Orion Center. A warm meal served with a smile is a great way to show you care and to meet those basic needs. Find out more about how to serve a meal at www.youthcare.org/serveameal. 2. We need your help to make sure homeless young people have the items they need to stay safe, healthy and warm during the winter months. You can help - host a drive or make a donation of needed items. Check out www.youthcare.org/hostadrive to learn more about wish lists or how to host a drive. Please let us know if you have questions before your upcoming Information Session; we look forward to working with you. Thank you! Randi McKenna, Community Engagement & Volunteer Manager - randi.mckenna@youthcare.org Gabbi Sawrey, Drives & Group Projects Coordinator - gabbi.sawrey@youthcare.org

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YouthCare's Main Office

2500 NE 54th St

Seattle, WA 98105

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Sales Have Ended

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The Information Session is a mandatory informational meeting for anyone who volunteers as an individual, but please be aware of the following few points: 1. If you need volunteer hours right away or are looking to begin immediately, we have very few volunteer opportunities in which you would be directly working with youth, that we can plug you into immediately. If there is an opportunity at YouthCare that is a good fit for you, it may take a while to get assigned to a volunteer opportunity, and we ask all direct service volunteers to commit to six months or more for the sake of consistency for the young people we serve. 2. Please be aware that most of our volunteer opportunities occur within business hours on weekdays. If that timeline does not fit with your schedule, you may join the "VoluntHeroes" volunteer team, a team of volunteers who are on standby to help with YouthCare's immediate needs anytime of the week. Ways to volunteer right now: 1. Consider bringing a group of friends, coworkers, etc. to prepare and serve a meal at the James W. Ray Orion Center. A warm meal served with a smile is a great way to show you care and to meet those basic needs. Find out more about how to serve a meal at www.youthcare.org/serveameal. 2. We need your help to make sure homeless young people have the items they need to stay safe, healthy and warm during the winter months. You can help - host a drive or make a donation of needed items. Check out www.youthcare.org/hostadrive to learn more about wish lists or how to host a drive. Please let us know if you have questions before your upcoming Information Session; we look forward to working with you. Thank you! Randi McKenna, Community Engagement & Volunteer Manager - randi.mckenna@youthcare.org Gabbi Sawrey, Drives & Group Projects Coordinator - gabbi.sawrey@youthcare.org
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Volunteers are critical to us continuing our mission. They support everything YouthCare does, whether volunteering directly with youth or helping behind-the-scenes to ensure that young people have the environment and resources they need.

Want to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth in our community? Join us for an information session, where you'll meet other YouthCare volunteers, learn more about our work, and find a volunteer opportunity that's right for you.

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YouthCare's Main Office

2500 NE 54th St

Seattle, WA 98105

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Each night in Seattle, nearly 1,500 young people are homeless. That’s thousands of homeless youth every year — stuck in survival mode.

Most were traumatized before they reached our streets. Each day they spend on them will take its toll. It isn’t difficult to understand why so many chronically homeless adults report having been homeless as youth.

At YouthCare, we serve children as young as 12 and young adults all of 24. On the streets, rather than having a childhood, the younger ones are already enduring greater fear than anyone should ever have to. At ages for finding mentors and role models, the young adults are learning to trust no one. All of them should be imagining and building a future. Instead, they’re occupied with getting to tomorrow.

We know how to help that kid in the doorway become a kid in school, an adult on the job, an independent and stable citizen. It takes a “continuum of care”: a coordinated set of individually appropriate services.

Unfortunately, our resources are limited. In the face of an alarming rise in demand,  we are able to put together a true continuum of care for only a fraction of the youth that walk through our doors.

We do stand out in this community, however, and in the nation, for the scope of services we can offer. From specialized counseling to formal and informal coaching in life skills, from GED and high school classes to employment training, the continuum of care is the surest way to get homeless youth off the streets and preparing for life. 

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