Volunteer with YouthPower365
Our mission at YouthPower365 is to elevate education, arts and athletics for the youth of the Vail Valley. To do so, we run a multitude of programs for children from birth through career/college and appreciate all the help we can get! It truly takes a village, and we are fortunate to live in one with so many caring and generous people.
Commitment to act with integrity regarding the time commitments required by specific programs and events. Commitment to embody the YouthPower365 core values when working with children and staff.
Completion of application process:
- Review Volunteer Guidelines (link to guidelines pdf: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/turi6dd40abnya6/AAA4xOKBXFliIyyLh-t12GYZa?dl=0
- Check Current Volunteer Opportunities (link to Current Volunteer opportunities page)
- Complete on-line application
- Interview & General Orientation
- Background check as applicable
- Program Selection & Orientation
Thank you for your interest in becoming a YouthPower365 Volunteer! Below is a list of current volunteer opportunities. Once you’re ready to get involved, feel free to fill out the Volunteer Application . We appreciate your support!
PwrHrs Afterschool takes a comprehensive four-prong approach, providing academic support, fitness and nutrition activities, cultural enrichment experiences and character development opportunities. PwrHrs provides nearly 300 contact hours per child on an annual basis. In that time, students improve their academic performance, develop healthy habits, learn core values and broaden their understanding of the world and the opportunities available to them. PwrHrs Afterschool programs are offered throughout the school year and are provided 3-5 days a week at 13 schools in Eagle County, Colorado for an average of 6-8 hours a week.
Working in the PwrHrs Afterschool programs you will have the opportunity to lend your talents and expertise to the diverse programming offered in schools across Eagle County. The children in our programs are those most in need in Eagle County. They are referred to our programs from principals, teachers and counselors. These children may test you. You are tasked with being patient and supportive. However, at any time you can talk to the school coordinator, program director or teacher if you have any issues or concerns.
You may provide tutoring, assist with enrichment opportunities that match your interests (yoga, fishing, cooking, violin, and art projects just to name a few), athletic coaching, or program development and evaluation.
Working in the after-school programs we ask that you commit to volunteering at least one day a week for three months during the academic school year. After-school programs are offered Monday through Thursday typically between the hours of 2:30 and 5:30. Schedules vary depending upon school and program.
Programs take place at: Avon Elementary, Battle Mountain High, Berry Creek Middle, Brush Creek Elementary, Eagle Valley Elementary, Eagle Valley High, Eagle Valley Middle, Edwards Elementary, Gypsum Elementary, Gypsum Creek Middle, Homestake Peak , June Creek and Red Hill.
Responsibilities working in the after-school programs might include:
- Assist staff in programmed activities. Duties include: assist in organization and participation in games, sports, and arts & crafts.
- Work closely with other YouthPower365 program leaders and other partnering organizations to ensure proper implementation and evaluation of programs.
- Help with set-up and operations of daily programming – taking attendance, passing out snacks, helping with clean up, assuring students take appropriate transportation home (school bus, or parent note).
- Work closely with YouthPower365 program coordinators in developing new enrichment opportunities and assuring that the six criteria of successful programs are being met (safety, fun, character development, service learning, literacy-based and parent involvement).
- Homework assistance during homework help time.
- Supervision of and assistance with homework. Assist with coaching sports and other recreational activities.
- Help with guided reading: sit with a small group of students who are at the same ability level and help them with words, comprehension and concepts.
- To provide a safe and FUN environment!
- Teach valuable life lessons and core values.
Without enrichment, there would be no attachment or desire to stay after school.
As a volunteer with our early childhood education program, the Magic Bus, you will have the chance to ride along and assist with programming at various Magic Bus stops throughout the community. If you are more interested in assisting with program development and organizing materials for the Magic Bus, you may assist in the office selecting books and brainstorming program activities.
The Magic Bus operates Monday through Friday during typical business hours. If you are interested in working directly with clients we request that you commit to weekly ride-alongs for at least three months. If you are interested in assisting with office support for the Magic Bus times and commitment are flexible and may vary.
Responsibilities working with the Magic Bus might include:
- Help with set-up and operations of daily programming – reading with children, helping children pick out books or participate in activities.
- Assistance with translation and communication with families and participants in Spanish.
- Organize and sort books and activity bags to leave with home daycare providers.
- Review current book selections and assist with labeling and laminating books.
- Work closely with YouthPower365 program coordinators in developing new enrichment opportunities and assuring that the six criteria of successful programs are being met (safety, fun, character development, service learning, literacy-based, and parent involvement).
- Executing Gold learning assessments.
As a Scholarship America Support Volunteer, you may assist the Youth Foundation staff in organizing and preparing for the Annual Scholarship Collaborative application process that occurs throughout the year.
The YouthPower365 offices are open Monday through Friday during typical business hours. If you are interested in assisting with general scholarship support, times and commitment are flexible and may vary. If you are interested in participating in the application review and interview process, scholarships are typically reviewed between March and April of each year.
Responsibilities working with the Scholarship program might include:
- Screen and review annual Scholarship America Scholarship
- Participate in conducting interviews for scholarships
- Assist in developing/offering skill building workshops for scholarship recipients
- Contact recent recipients to obtain necessary information and updates
- Assist with scholarship database entry
- Work closely with YouthPower365 program coordinators in developing new enrichment opportunities and assuring that the six criteria of success programs are being met (safety, fun, character development, service learning, literacy-based, and parent involvement).
An Administrative Support Volunteer will work closely with the YouthPower365 staff to provide assistance with general office duties and respond to office needs as identified.
The YouthPower365 offices are open Monday through Friday during typical business hours. If you are interested in assisting with general office support, times and commitment are flexible and may vary.
Responsibilities working as an Administrative Support Volunteer might include:
- Write and send out thank you notes to volunteers, donors, and other stakeholders as needed
- Assist with general database entry
- Answer phone calls and respond as necessary or capable.
- Assist with computer entry and tracking of data for program attendance, email database, follow up, thank you and confirmation letters, memos and information to the public
- Assist staff with general office work.
- Making copies, sorting and matching documents, data entry, and filing.
- Assist with large mailings as necessary
- Distribute collateral materials to local businesses
As a Fundraising & Special Event Support volunteer, you will gain experience in planning and executing a successful major nonprofit fundraising event through providing support and leadership for the Youth Foundation’s events. As a volunteer, you will be involved in many aspects of special events, including finding donations, securing sponsorships, coordinating volunteers and staff, data management, and day-of-event management. Additionally, you will work closely with the Director of Development and the Marketing & Event Coordinator to identify fundraising needs and plan fundraising events.
The YouthPower365 offices are open Monday through Friday 8 to 5. If you are interested in assisting with general office support, times and commitment are flexible and may vary. Individual event times vary widely.
Responsibilities working as an Fundraising & Special Event Support Volunteer might include:
- Help with setup and operations day of event
- Work with committee members and volunteers
- Attend Planning Committee meetings
- Assist with ticket sales management and seating arrangements as needed
- Help with event mailing
- Help coordinate pick-up of donated items
- Help with local advertising and media
- Follow-up on calls to potential donors and sponsors
- Assist with database maintenance, record keeping