Each year, our volunteer base grows, yet some of our volunteers do move on. We want to thank those who have
spent thier time providing life-changing services to the youth at A Place Along the Way.
We are always in need of new volunteers. We would love to have you join our family!
Volunteer Opportunities for Groups:
Groups require a team leader who will meet with our volunteer coordinator prior to the event.
All group members will be oriented the day of the event. Limits on the size of a group will be
by the volunteer activity.
Cook a Meal: Cook a special meal for the youth. Group members donate the food,
and cook it. Approximate $50 total to serve 10-15 youth.
Beautify our "T" IS FOR TEENS house: Help out by organizing clothing, cleaning
Gardening: We have flower beds and planters that need a green thumb. Groups
bring flowers, plants, and planting soil as a donation.
Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals:
APATW Lunch Special (held monthly): If you are unable to make an ongoing
commitment but still want to help out, this is your chance to make a difference. Volunteers will
receive a tour of APATW, meet staff, and serve a special meal to homeless youth. We ask volunteers to
pitch in $15 each to cover the cost of food.
Volunteer Members: We need individual volunteers who can make an on-going
commitment in the following areas of need:
Administrative/Fundraising: Help us build awareness about homeless youth
through data entry, bulk mailings, and special events.
Resource Center: Help build trust with our youth by serving lunches,
playing board games, conducting art projects or assisting in workshop facilitation.
Educational Workshops: Share a special talent or skill with our youth.
Assist or direct workshops ranging from employment and education to the arts.
Volunteer Opportunities for the Community:
Drives that collect items for homeless youth are a great way to build community spirit in your office
or on your school campus. All you need is a barrel or box and a little publicity. We will supply APATW
literature for you to hand out and arrange for your group to tour the center. Collected items must be
delivered to APATW. All donations are tax deductibele.
Shoe Drive: Improper footwear is often the cause of serious health problems
and a barrier to employment. Our greatest need is sturdy, men's shoes sizes 10 and higher.
Clothing & Hygiene Supply Drive: Every day our youth need clean, casual
clothing to help build their self-esteem and their ability to achieve their goals. Our greatest need
are sizes XL and up and men's casual clothing.
Canned Food Drive: Last year over 80 homeless youth moved off the streets.
As they struggle to make ends meet, we help them by providing canned items and other non-perishable food
such as tuna fish, soup, peanut butter and bottled water.
Gift Drive: For a variety of holidays, we give every homeless youth a new
gift. An extensive wish list can be provided and includes: gift certificates for food, clothing or
movies, backpacks & blankets, and CDs.
Educational and Recreational Supply Drive: We offer a variety of
and recreational activities. We are in need of school supplies, art supplies, DVDs
(NO BOOTLEG OR RATED X), and board games.
How do I Volunteer at APATW?
We are thrilled to have you join our team to make a difference in the lives of 1,000 homeless youth
To get started…
· On-site Volunteers must be 18 or older.
· For any of the opportunities listed, one or more of the following may be required.
· Completed Volunteer Application
· Department of Justice Background Check
· Copy of Driver's License
To Download our Volunteer Guidelines, Application, and Insurance Waiver
Upon completion, mail to:
A Place Along the Way
1615 W. Carter St., Bloomington, CA 92316.