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Volunteer

The Relatives relies on volunteers to help serve the youth and young adults who come to the Crisis Center and the On Ramp Resource Center. Whether it’s providing a meal for the kids at the Crisis Center or leading a workshop for the young adults at On Ramp, there are so many ways to be a Relative to youth in crisis.

Currently, The Relatives is unable to offer in-person volunteer opportunities. As the situation with COVID continues to evolve and health guidelines continues to change, we hope to welcome our volunteers back soon. In the meantime, though, there are still many ways to get involved.

Volunteer Orientation

Learn more about being a Relative to youth in crisis by attending a virtual volunteer orientation:

Register for Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer at Youth Crisis Center

Provide a Meal

Volunteers are needed to provide meals for the youth staying at the Crisis Center.

Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Homemade, Store-Bought or Uber Eats – we appreciate you nourishing our youth!

Host an Activity

Volunteers are needed to provide virtual activities evenings and weekends.

Virtual activity examples include bingo, arts & crafts, baking and educational topics.

Volunteer at On Ramp Resource Center

Provide a Meal

Volunteers are needed to provide meals for the young adults who visit the On Ramp Resource Center, Monday through Friday.

Breakfast: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Homemade, Store-Bought or Uber Eats – we appreciate you nourishing our youth!

Host a Workshop

Volunteers are needed to teach workshops for the young adults at the On Ramp Resource Center.

Workshop examples include resume building, budgeting, interview skills, nutrition, and customer service.

Tutor a teen or young adult

Volunteer tutors are needed to assist our teens and young adults enrolled in GED tutoring classes, Monday through Friday anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Mentor a teen or young adult*

Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors and offer guidance to the young adults who visit On Ramp seeking a stable future for themselves.

EMPOWERmentors Program Overview & Guidelines

Mentoring Program Orientation RSVP

*Program lasts a minimum of six-months and a background screening is required.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Host a Virtual Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learns are a great way for companies, organizations or groups to teach new skills to the young adults at On Ramp Resource Center, Monday through Friday.

Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Maintenance Projects

Occasionally, The Relatives has limited in-person maintenance projects available. Please contact Volunteer Engagement Officer Christina Nunez at cnunez@therelatives.org to learn more.

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