Volunteer

Volunteers are the keystone at p:ear

Volunteers provide the much needed support to the program and the positive relationships that homeless youth lack. p:ear offers a variety of volunteer opportunities:

Level I

Includes activities as diverse as picking up meals to serving on a committee (marketing and development, food co-ordination, events planning, etc.), to “work parties” designed to support First Thursday events or improve the facility.

Level II

Works a specific project for a specified time, i.e., artistic workshops, hosting and tour guides for a First Thursday exhibition, supporting staff during an off-site cultural or recreation event.

Level III

Works directly with youth on a weekly basis providing mentorship, tutoring, meal handling, participating in daily activities.

Volunteers are asked to submit a formal application, and attend the appropriate training for the level of volunteering they are applying for. Trainings are from one to 15 hours and costs range from nothing to $26 for fingerprinting and a food handlers card. Because working with this population is challenging, we have a minimum age requirement of 25.

It’s our hope that if you decide to volunteer at p:ear that your experience will be as rich and rewarding for you as it will be for the program and the youth we serve.

If you are interested in becoming a p:ear volunteer, fill out the volunteer interest form. The volunteer coordinator will then contact you with the complete volunteer application form for you to fill out.

To Volunteer

Contact Joy Cartier, 503-228-6677 or joy@pearmentor.org with any questions regarding volunteering at p:ear.