Volunteer Programs and Opportunities

Due to the protective nature of our work, and the three month screening and training process, we kindly request that volunteers make a one year commitment to the CYF Volunteer Program and are not seeking employment with our agency, thank you. (This does not apply to college interns.)

One-on-One Opportunities

  • Develop a one-on-one mentoring relationship with a youth or young parent.
  • Teach and support a family in their home with life skills.
  • Teach emancipated youth life skills, such as balancing a checkbook, renting an apartment, or talking to a landlord, getting a job.

Volunteering with Groups

  • Facilitate a children's group for Oasis, such as art, music, sports, book club, hiking, etc.
  • Develop groups that promote healthy habits through exercise and nutrition.
  • Running activities for kids ages 8 - 17.
  • Teach basic skills, games, and social skills in group settings or individually.

Other Supportive Activities

  • Assist with client transportation needs.
  • Provide support using your clerical skills.
  • Provide donations to support ongoing programs.
  • Help distribute needed resources.
  • Market the volunteer program by "personing" manning a recruitment table.
  • Assist with data entry for the volunteer program.
  • Take part in seasonal projects and celebrations.

For more information, please email Christina Ulrich-Jones, Volunteer Coordinator, or call her at (970) 980-2239.