"Having this opportunity to work with children has caused me to be more sensitive and an active listener. I have always had an interest in social justice therefore volunteering with YouthNet has been the perfect fit"
-Katlin Abrahamson, YouthNet volunteer
Our volunteers are compassionate, carefully screened, and come from a wide variety of cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds. These volunteers support our youth in many ways, whether it be providing a meal for our lunch program, assisting at after-school programs or helping out at our events. Our volunteers believe in YouthNet’s vision to offer support and friendship to children and youth who need it the most. Our goal is for volunteers to develop long term relationships with YouthNet participants and act as mentors to them. If you would like to volunteer at YouthNet, simply fill out our volunteer survey online (link at bottom of page), and we’ll get in touch with you to set up an interview and orientation.
If you have further questions, please contact Program Coordinator Sarah Krahn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 422-4614.
3:00 pm to 5:15 pm, Monday to Friday (Once a week commitment)
YouthNet is always looking for volunteers for our after-school program, working with elementary-school youth. These volunteers meet us at Joseph Howe Elementary School to walk the youth back to YouthNet, then help run games and activities during the afternoon while building close friendships.
I was looking for a volunteer opportunity with kids when I moved to Halifax and was introduced to YouthNet. The experience was such a joy that I was still a volunteer when I left Halifax over five years later. YouthNet is an organization that does so much more than support the children who participate in its programs. It offers them tools to recognize their own gifts and take on new challenges.
Teen Program Volunteers
3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays (Once a week commitment)
The teen program runs Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the school year. Volunteers and youth arrive around 3:30, programs run until 5:30, and the evening ends with a group dinner. The most important role of volunteers in this programs is to spend time with the youth, forming strong mentoring relationships.
YouthNet’s lunch program, which feeds 24 elementary school students at Joseph Howe School every day, relies heavily on lunch providers to donate meals for the youth. Volunteers sign up to provide a meal once a month and deliver it to YouthNet by
10:30 am. Other arrangements for donating ingredients, frozen meals, or working around less consistent schedules can also be arranged. If you would like more information on supporting this tremendously important program, please contact Sarah Krahn at email@example.com or (902) 422-4614