Become a Volunteer
Make a difference in the life of a youth by volunteering!
Pathfinders has many volunteer opportunities available in programs throughout the agency to help youth and young adults achieve their goals. We do our best to match volunteers to their interests, needs and experience.
Our volunteer requirements are simply to have an interest in working with teens and young adults and to be a good role model. All programs require a minimum age of either 18 or 21.
All volunteers are required to:
- Submit a completed application.
- Pass a Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check.
- Provide three letters of reference.
- Complete an interview with the Volunteer Manager.
- Attend a two hour orientation and training followed by program specific trainings at their sites.
- Adhere to the policies and procedures of their specific program.
Support, supervision and on-going training are provided by the specific program’s staff and Pathfinder’s Volunteer Manager.
If you have a special interest or talent you would like to share either with youth or staff, have an idea for a one-time event, or would like to volunteer at one, please contact us. We are always open to offers of special youth programming or administrative support.
For more information on volunteering at Pathfinders, please contact Susan Raines at 414-988-6870 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
On-going and short-term volunteer opportunities are available in many of our programs:
Be a Program Assistant
Drop-In Center Program Assistants build relationships that provide positive role models for Drop-in Center youth members. They supervise and interact with the youth and assist staff with day-to-day center management. Responsibilities include providing access to the kitchen, shower, laundry and computers; participating in client orientations and programs; and other related activities. Click here for more information.
If you would like to be a Program Assistant, please complete a volunteer application.
Be an Assistant Advocate
The Youth Shelter counts on Assistant Advocates to assist with the needs of its residents and maintain the high level of care that it provides. Under staff supervision, Assistant Advocates have direct and constant one-on-one interaction with the residents, and provide them with a positive role model. Click here for more information.
If you would like to be an Assistant Advocate, please complete a volunteer application.
Southeastern Education Center
Be a Youth Mentor
Youth Mentors build on-going relationships with students while serving as a positive role model. They provide guidance, support and assistance to build life skills, academic success and confidence. Youth Mentors meet with their student during normal school hours at Southeastern Education Center. Click here for more information.
If you would like to be a Youth Mentor, please complete a volunteer application.
Be a Life Support Coach
Make a difference by helping a young person with social, emotional and day-to-day living support. Life Support Coaches are trained and matched with a young person age 18-25 that is living independently, in order to provide guidance and encouragement that empower them to make positive life choices. Click here for more information.
If you would like to be a Life Support Coach, please complete a Q-BLOK Mentor volunteer application.