Rescheduled: Next volunteer training date TBD

If you’d like to mentor, cook, or help out at p:ear fill out the volunteer application to register for the next volunteer training in September of 2020 (date TBD).

*Coronavirus Update: At this time, we are suspending all volunteer opportunities. Please reach out to Tony at tony@pearmentor.org with questions, we are hoping to resume volunteer opportunities as soon as possible.*


Volunteers provide the much needed support to the program and the positive relationships that homeless youth lack. p:ear offers a variety of volunteer opportunities:

Level 1

Includes activities as diverse as picking up meals to serving on a committee (marketing and development, food co-ordination, events planning, etc.), to “work parties” designed to support First Thursday events or improve the facility.

Level 2

Works a specific project for a specified time, i.e., artistic workshops, hosting and tour guides for a First Thursday exhibition, supporting staff during an off-site cultural or recreation event.

Level 3

Works directly with youth on a weekly basis providing mentorship, tutoring, meal handling, participation in daily activities.

Volunteers are asked to submit a formal application, and attend the appropriate training for the level of volunteering they are applying for. Trainings are from one to 15 hours and costs range from nothing to $26 for fingerprinting and a food handler's card. Because working with this population is challenging, we have a minimum age requirement of 25.

It’s our hope that if you decide to volunteer at p:ear that your experience will be as rich and rewarding for you as it will be for the program and the youth we serve.

If you are interested in becoming a p:ear volunteer, fill out the volunteer application. The volunteer coordinator will then contact you about the next upcoming training (usually held 3 times per year).

To volunteer:

Step One: Download the Volunteer Information Packet and read it.

Step Two: Fill out the Volunteer Application to sign up for the next training.

If you have further questions, contact Tony Camber,  503-228-6677 tony@pearmentor.org.