*Covid-19 Update (7/20/20): Due to the continued healthcare concerns surrounding Covid-19, p:ear's Volunteer Trainings are placed on hold to new volunteers until further notice. We look forward to restarting when it is safe to do so. Meanwhile, we encourage those interested in getting involved to follow us on social media and visit our Covid Needs page to stay up to date on p:ear's support needs. We will provide updates on our volunteer program as we are able. Thank you for your understanding!*
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:
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.
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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.