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VOLUNTEER

and change the world for homeless youth

When youth try to leave the streets, they are faced with a mountain of difficulties. It can seem as if the world is shutting them out. But when a community draws around them to offer love and opportunity, it makes all the difference. They see their world begin to change. YOU can help make that change happen by volunteering.

Volunteer Opportunities

Outreach Volunteer

STREET HOPE

Go on outreach to schools and in the city to build relationships with homeless and at-risk youth. Invite them to the community and resources at The Coffee Oasis.

Time commitment: 2 hr shift twice a month, usually in the afternoon, for a minimum of 6 months.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Proven experience connecting with youth
  • Comfort approaching youth and building new friendships
  • Able to pass background check at schools

Youth Center Volunteer

OASIS CENTERS

Offer care, support, and friendship to youth in the Oasis Centers by playing games, talking, facilitating activities, and connecting them with resources.

Time commitment: Twice a month at the same Center for a minimum of 6 months.
Oasis Centers are open 2–5pm M–F, and 6–9pm for Late Night on Fridays.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven experience connecting with youth
  • Comfortable approaching youth and building new friendships in a mentoring role—not authoritarian
  • A good reputation as a role model to youth

Youth Shelter Volunteer

HOPE HOMES

Build relationships with youth living at the shelter. Assist in providing basic services like showers and laundry. Support Shelter Counselor with new youth intakes.

Time commitment: 2 evenings a month from 9pm–12am (3 hours), for a minimum of 6 months.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Pass a DSHS background check
  • Gain a food handlers cards
  • Completion of Bloodborne Pathogens training
  • Completion of Mandatory Reporting training

Mentor

PARTNERING HOPE

Come alongside a youth in case management to encourage them, help them accomplish their goals, and see them thrive as an individual.

Time commitment: 1 hr per week for a minimum of 6 months.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 100/300 car insurance for transportation (if applicable)
  • Proven experience connecting with youth
  • Completion of Mentor Training Session
  • In a stable place in life
  • Maintains healthy boundaries

Text Line Volunteer

CRISIS INTERVENTION

Respond to the Oasis Crisis text line and support youth experiencing a crisis through conversation, offering programs and resources as appropriate.

Time commitment: 2 hr shift per week between the hours of 3–11pm (operates 7 days a week).

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Not a current client of Kitsap Mental Health, Jefferson Mental Health, or Peninsula Behavioral Health
  • Completion of Crisis Response Training

How to Apply

ATTEND VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

Attend a Coffee Oasis Volunteer Orientation. They are held the first Saturday of every month, 9-11am.

APPLY

Fill out an online Application.

PASS BACKGROUND CHECK

Submit to a background check. Because we work with traumatized and under-age youth, we ask that all volunteers pass a background check. Please email a photo or scan of your driver’s license to: connect@thecoffeeoasis.com

TRAIN & START

After completing the application process and being cleared to volunteer, you will be connected with a youth program staff member who will provide additional training before you begin volunteering with youth.

Questions?

Connect with our Volunteer Development staff:

Daniel Kluth

VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT

daniel.kluth@thecoffeeoasis.com

360.598.2091