StandUp For Kids - Olympia is an outreach program to help locate and assist homeless and at-risk kids on the street in our city. This is what we do and we do it every day.
Statistics show that either the vast majority of the youth we serve have been ejected from their homes or left with their parents' or guardians' full knowledge, and most are running from horrifying situations that most of us cannot even begin to comprehend. Once on the streets, they are consistently exposed to the harshest scenarios imaginable: prostitution, theft, physical violence, drug abuse, incarceration, depression, exposure to the elements, hunger and widespread disease are daily realities for these kids. Unfortunately, for them this represents their best, or only, option.
Street Outreach - StandUp For Kids provides Street Outreach two times a week. During Outreach our volunteers offer mentorship to youth and young living on the streets. Youth downtown report to sleeping in alleys, crates, boxes, roof tops, abandoned warehouses & camping in nearby forests and rural locations.
At this time, we are providing hygiene packs, snacks, bottles of water, sports drinks, winter and other needed attire, In addition, all Outreach Volunteers are trained to assist with referrals, crisis situations and person centered planning.
Following Outreach, we schedule times throughout the week to meet with youth interested in working on employment, education and other personal goals.
We are always recruiting Outreach Volunteers and donors for this program, yet we ask a 6 month commitment for ensure stability for our youth.
A special thank you to Harbor Wholesale Grocery Inc. for weekly donations for our Outreach Program!
(Note: these are all volunteer positions)
Please complete our volunteer application and email to Olympia@standupforkids.org.
All volunteers are required to complete a New Volunteer Orientation & complete a FBI Background Check
For more information email:
We are an all-volunteer program, so we need volunteers to fill every role! Whether you have a few hours a month, a few hours a week or a few hours a day we are confident that we can put your skills to good use. We are looking for “hands on” Outreach Counselors, Administrative and Leadership Support and Leadership Candidates. Please email us at Olympia@standupforkids.org if you are interested in volunteering.
As an all-volunteer program, we are in need of volunteers to fill many roles! Whether you have a few hours a month, a few hours a week or a few hours a day we are confident that we can put your skills to good use. We are looking for “hands on” Outreach Volunteers, Administrative and Leadership Support and Leadership Candidates.
March 28th 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Mix 96 Radio Station / Downtown Olympia
119 NE Washington St.
Olympia, WA 98501
This will be a good opportunity to meet the group, and find out more about StandUp For Kids.
After orientation, if you feel like StandUp is something you want to be involved in (and we hope you do), there will be training to teach you how to be a counselor and show you what to expect while on the streets working with StandUp.
Note: You must attend an orientation prior to attending a training session
April 3rd, 10th, and 17th from 6:30 - 9 PM
Evergreen State College Campus Library
2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW
3rd Floor Room 3301
Olympia, WA 98505
Please contact Joel Black at JoelB@standupforkids.org with any questions, or to RSVP.