Empower Youth International could not exist without our incredible volunteers. Research proves that caring volunteers working with students of all ages have the power to help children boost academic achievement and put young people on track for a bright future. That’s why Empower Youth International has an on-going proactive effort to recruit fifty volunteers including tutors, mentors and counsellors. Our Main Volunteer opportunities include:
Youth mentors are needed to provide companionship and guidance to “at-risk” children in our “Empower U” mentorship Programme as well as for our “Impact your community” programme. Family tragedy, divorce, and financial problems can leave a child lonely and longing for adult support. These children need help with their school work, a listening ear, and unwavering encouragement. Unfortunately, school teachers in crowded classrooms have little time to give individual attention. There are many at-risk young people who need mentors; by volunteering as a youth mentor you can help one of them have a better life.
The After-School Tutor:(1) Works with an assigned primary school students to provide assistance in one or more academic subjects; (2)Assists a student to develop a better understanding of in-class and homework assignments; (3)Reviews completed home-work and suggests ways to improve and provides positive feedback on the student’s progress. Encourages the student’s continued focus on academic excellence. Tutors are needed to tutor children in Reading, Math and English for our 11+ Explosion programme.Event volunteers support Empower Youth International at various events and assist with fundraisers. Tasks may include event set-up and strike, escorting VIP guests, guest and volunteer check-ins, gift bag assembly. Office Assistants help our management team with mailings, filing and other administrative tasks. When projects become available, volunteers are contacted depending on their interests, availability and skills.
Media Support Volunteers
Use your communications, marketing and media skills and start making a difference! Media Support Volunteers are needed to keep our Facebook and website pages updated, They also help in publicizing the organization through social media and writing articles.
- Attend Orientation
Learn more details about the organization, volunteer opportunities and what will be the best fit for you. We strive to balance the skills, time constraints, and desires of each individual with the needs of the young people that utilize our services. *Please note: You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer.
- Submit an Application ( please see our online application)
- Get a background check
- Complete training
Although we will work to find the best match for each volunteer, because of the nature of the work we do, not everyone is a match for our programs. We reserve the option to refuse applicants if we feel they are not the best fit.
Empower Youth International has created systems to help ensure we find the best opportunity for each potential volunteer. We strive to balance the skills, time constraints, and desires of each individual with the needs of the young people that utilize our services. There are a volunteer opportunities available for most skill sets and time availability.
While it may seem that there are many steps to our process, we do so with the safety in mind of the young people that we serve.