Volunteer and Internship

RAMP Mentors

Youth Services is seeking working professionals in a variety of fields that employ science or technology to volunteer as mentors. You will be working one-on-one with young people ages 14-17 or in small groups exploring career options one hour a week in an after school program setting at either Bellow Falls Union High School or Brattleboro Union High School. Learn more and contact the RAMP coordinator at (802) 257-0361 or email info@youthservicesinc.org.

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Diversion Boards and Restorative Panels

Volunteers on Youth Services Diversion Boards and Restorative Panels have strong communication skills and a commitment to a restorative justice philosophy. Training is provided and volunteers commit to two hours of service a month at a preschedule time during the day or evening, in Brattleboro or Bellows Falls, VT. Learn more and contact the Director of Restorative Justice at (802) 257-0361 or email info@youthservicesinc.org.

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Host Home Shelter Parents

Youth Services is looking for adults willing to house adolescents from one night to two weeks. Youth Services assists host home parents by providing a stipend and 124 hour support from on-call staff. Additionally, staff screen eligible youth, provide transportation, obtain guardian permission, and ensure that youth are engaged in daytime activities such as school, employment, or community service. If you are interested, Learn more and contact Youth Services’ Director of Youth Development at (802) 257-0361 or email info@youthservicesinc.org.

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Events and Fundraising Committees

Youth Services is seeking committee members to serve on its Public Relations & Marketing, Development & Planned Giving committees, which typically meet once a month in Brattleboro. We also welcome individuals who enjoy fundraising events to assist with Battle of the Bands; the Gala and Silent Auction; and the Annual Golf Tournament. These committees start meeting early in the year and have several meetings a month just prior to the event. Learn more by contacting Youth Services’ Director of Development at (802) 257-0361 or email info@youthservicesinc.org.

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Office Volunteers

Periodically volunteers are needed to help with mailings, answering the phones as well as taking on special projects. If you have a particular skill you’d like to offer let us know! Contact Youth Services’ Office Manager at (802) 257-0361 or email info@youthservicesinc.org.

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Internships

Youth Services welcomes inquiries from prospective interns. Although Youth Services cannot pay interns, it offers valuable networking opportunities and exposure to social services and legal systems. Internships at Youth Services include professional supervision, meaningful substantive work, and transferable skills for future employment. Interns have successfully worked as victim liaisons in justice cases, under the supervision of our Shelter Coordinator, assisting clients with accessing resources and as part of the team to facilitating youth drop-in nights and peer outreach to local youth in need, and in the areas of program coordination, volunteer trainings, recruitment and outreach in our RAMP Mentoring Programs. Youth Services is not able to offer clinical internships. Contact Youth Services’ Office Manager at (802) 257-0361 or email info@youthservicesinc.org

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