Provide one-on-one guidance and support to youth in the community who identify as being vulnerable to homelessness. Responsible adults make a one-year mentoring commitment and spend 1-3 hours per week with the youth they’ve been matched with. Mentors & mentees are matched based on mutual interests and location.
PS 541 Assistant
Assist staff in preparing and hosting our peer support group for 16-24 year olds. These classes occur twice per month in both Benton and Linn counties.
3+ month commitment
Activities & Outdoor Recreation
Lead activities and support positive youth development by giving opportunities to expand horizons and build a foundation of positive experiences. Example activities include arts & crafts, healthy cooking, recreational games, self-care, and life skills like changing a tire, bike maintenance, sewing, music, and more.
Street Outreach – currently full
Assist staff providing resources & supplies to youth on the streets.
3+ month commitment
Academic Coaching – currently full
Jackson Street offers ongoing on-site academic coaching to youth in shelter. Led by volunteers with education experience.
1+ school term commitment
How to Become a Volunteer
Jackson Street is a trauma-informed organization. We are committed to connecting youth with safe and caring adults. Many of our volunteer opportunities are currently full.
- Download and fill out a Volunteer Application or Service Project Application
- Submit completed applications to our Volunteer Coordinator, Bruce Piercy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail:
PO Box 1984, Albany, OR 97321
PO Box 285, Corvallis, OR 97339
- Meet with Bruce for an interview and background check. A second meeting includes a shelter tour, paperwork and additional training. Depending on schedules, this process can take approximately two weeks.
Volunteers are an essential and exciting piece of the work done at Jackson Street. By bringing your skills and passion in support of local youth, you can truly make a difference! Thank you for caring and for reaching out to learn more!
Note: In December 2021, our Board approved a Mandatory Vaccine policy that requires all staff and those volunteers in contact with youth to have up-to-date vaccinations. Standard medical and religious exemptions can apply.