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
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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.
If you've been waiting for the perfect time to learn more about volunteering with StandUp For Kids, wait no longer. We will be holding a new volunteer orientation this Saturday, followed by training for those who want to be outreach counselors. You will receive background check and other required paperwork during the class.
When: January 18, 2014
Orientation: 9:00 - 10:30
Training: 10:30 - 4:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 12:30 (bring a lunch or grab something from a nearby restaurant)
Where: Mixx 96 Radio Station 119 NE Washington St. Olympia WA, 98501
Call Chelsea at (360) 528-1091 prior to 9:00 for directions or questions.
Get ready to discover how rewarding it can be to work with Olympia's homeless youth!