Volunteer Application

Thanks so much for your interest in joining the Attention Homes volunteer program!

Before you begin the application, I would like to highlight some important aspects of volunteering at Attention Homes:

  • All direct-care volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and out of high school.
  • We require at least minimum three month commitment when you begin volunteering with us.
  • It is very important that everyone who desires to be directly interacting with clients has gone through training and understands the importance of trauma informed care, creating and maintaining strong boundaries, and committing to consistency with clients. A volunteer will have the expectation to follow the lead of paid staff, while integrating and working to serve clients in any way possible.

I appreciate your willingness to take a step to join our program, and am looking forward to meeting you!

– Mo Shirley (Attention Homes Volunteer Coordinator)

Please note that all fields are required unless otherwise stated.

Your Name

Street Address

City

State

Zip Code

Phone Number

Email Address

Date of Birth

Occupation

Job Title

Does your employer match volunteer hours or charitable contributions?

Areas of Interest- check all that apply
Street OutreachDrop-In CenterMeals/CookingResidential/overnight shelterAdministrative WorkSpecial EventsOther

If you selected other, please explain (optional):

What days and times are you available?:

What do you hope to gain from the experience of working with at-risk youth?

What do you see as your strengths and weaknesses in working with youth?

Do you have any relevant skills/experience working with youth?

How did you hear about Attention Homes, and what sparked your interest in applying to be a part of the volunteer program?

What does maintaining boundaries mean to you? Do you find them important?

What does it mean to you to be trauma informed?

How would you handle various scenarios of youth escalation?

What biases do you have regarding the homeless community?

Emergency Contact Info:

Name

Relationship

Street Address

City

State

Zip Code

Phone Number

By submitting this application, you understand that you are donating your services with a public service or humanitarian objective, without promise, expectation, or receipt of compensation.

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