Represent is an all-volunteer organization and we have many opportunities for dedicated volunteers.
As a volunteer you receive training in harm reduction, facilitating leadership groups and youth perspectives on the sex trades and the streets.
Some current opportunities include:
- Participating with our weekly leadership space in the community
- Participating with our weekly group Real Talk in DT (must be 21 due to detention center rules)
- Participating with our workshops with teens at group homes and other youth programs
- Assisting with graphic design and materials for teens and others
- Assisting with our social media and sharing our work
- Assisting with getting the word out about Represent at resource fairs and in the community
- Raising money and other donation needs
Steps to becoming a volunteer with Represent
- Fill out our volunteer interest form.
- Get answers to questions you have about volunteering.
- Fill out the volunteer application.
- Keep in mind this application will be reviewed by teens, so make sure to keep it youth-friendly and focused.
- Youth approved applications move to the next step of meeting with the director for an interview to find out more about our work and if we’re a match for your skills, interests and hopes.
- Complete a caregiver and criminal background check.
- We encourage people who have lived experience with the criminal justice and child welfare systems to volunteer. It’s more about knowing any history and you can’t have active warrants. We know people who can help if you are struggling with these issues.
- Complete our free training with other volunteers.