Volunteers share a desire to help homeless and at-risk youth. Volunteers use their skills, talents and experience to help clients realize a better future.
Through the efforts of our volunteers, clients realize that they are valued and worthwhile members of society. Volunteers help in many areas, from administrative support, to organizing special events and recreational activities, to mentoring and teaching life skills. Some of our volunteer programs include:
If you are interested in pursuing a career in social services, a volunteer placement at the RAFT is a great place to start. Working under staff supervision, students are given an opportunity to learn more about their community while helping those community members most in need of support.
The Life Skills Training program helps youth acquire basic skills that they need to live independently.
From cooking and cleaning to laundry and ironing, managing a home and balancing their personal budget, youth learn how to become independent and self-sufficient.
Many of our volunteers have raised families on their own and now use their parenting skills to help our clients.
From helping to coach a pick up basketball game to coordinating a movie night to helping with Christmas dinner, volunteers are always needed to support the social and recreational programs of the RAFT.
There are many ways that you can help The Raft programs and services for youth.