Volunteering is a powerful way to give to the youth in our programs. The impact a positive adult role model can have on a young person can last a lifetime.

We believe that every child has potential and ask that our volunteers believe it too. Given the opportunity to discover their strengths, young people can make positive changes in their lives.

When you volunteer, you are helping a young person discover new skills or interests. You’re also developing new skills of your own, making new friends—and if you’re a student, you can even earn school credit.

There are many ways to become involved as a volunteer, including one-time, as well as short- and long-term volunteer opportunities and internships.

Residential Program Volunteer Opportunities

Our residents take part in all types of activities and have a variety of interests. You can volunteer:

  • as a tutor to a student or students who need additional homework help
  • in our animal husbandry and gardening program
  • to teach a specific skill or craft, such as knitting, book club, music, yoga or whatever passion you have to share
  • to invite residents to visit your business and encourage them to consider career options in your field of business

To learn more or to volunteer, contact Mike Theismann, by email or call 218-728-7500.

Neighborhood Youth Services

This program is located in downtown Duluth’s Washington Recreation Center—and is open after school, during school breaks and during the summer. It serves kids, ages 5 to 18. Whether your talent is cooking, helping with homework, sewing, sports, photography, cartooning, drawing or helping young people discover and explore different cultures, we invite you to share your interests with our kids.

To learn more or to volunteer, please call 218-623-6474 or email us.