Get Involved At Alexander Youth Network!
Be a connection for a child at Alexander as a volunteer.
We provide multiple opportunities to get involved and build positive relationships at Alexander Youth Network. You can volunteer as an individual, in a group or corporate partnership, or host other opportunities for our kids to learn and engage with the community around them. To get started complete the engagement form or connect with our volunteer engagement officer, Ashley Nieves. Please note if you are looking to volunteer at either of our affiliate organizations, please contact the following, Redia Baxter, The Relatives or Jennifer Lewis, Youth Focus.
The health and safety of the children we serve as well as our volunteers is of the utmost importance at Alexander Youth Network. We are following state and local guidelines and have put several safety protocols in place to ensure the safety of children, staff, and volunteers. In accordance with guidelines set forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, all in-person volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Volunteer As An Individual
- Invest time with a child working on academic skills practice in a one-on-one setting for one hour or more per week. The minimum age requirement is 21. Read the tutor’s job description.
Lunch or Dinner Buddies
- Set aside an hour each week to have an on-campus meal and enjoy enriching activities with a child on a weekday or weeknight. The minimum age requirement is 21. Read the lunch or dinner buddy job description.
- Provide a recreational activity for a small group of children. Options include dance, yoga, sports, gardening, pet therapy, art, crafts, and more. Read the recreation volunteer job description.
Please note, direct service volunteers must successfully complete our application process, attend a 1-2 hour orientation, and commit to a minimum of six months of service.
Volunteer As A Group
Our day treatment and residential programs are able to host community or corporate groups looking to get involved. These activities can include birthday parties, crafts, games, music, along with non-direct volunteer opportunities (i.e. garden planting, landscaping, organizing donations).
The monthly activity calendar fills up quickly so please be sure to contact our Volunteer Engagement Officer, Ashley Nieves. Click here for our Volunteer Group Guidelines 2022 to learn more about our group requirements. Please note that group volunteers must be at least 16 years of age in order to work with the children on our campus.
We currently have clerical volunteering opportunities on our main campus. Tasks include data entry, filing, copying, scanning, and mailing projects. The schedule is flexible and can be set to volunteer’s preference.
This volunteer will help organize and manage all in-kind donations including keeping a detailed inventory of all materials.
Ambassadors have a passion for Alexander Youth Network and the children we serve. These are individuals who spread the word about our organization and invite people to our monthly Alexander tours.
Faith Community Liaisons
Volunteer as a representative from your church/synagogue/parish in an effort to initiate church member involvement at Alexander Youth Network.