Volunteers are absolutely key to the success of the Sisu Youth mission – to ensure that young people experiencing adversity have a safe place to sleep, the security to dream and the support to make a positive impact on the world – and you can help!
Sisu Youth is continually seeking volunteers for Youth Support Specialists (overnight volunteers), community outreach, mentorship, office assistance, facility care, fundraising, donation collection and general program operations.
At Sisu Youth, volunteers are encouraged to get to know one another, to have fun and to take pride in their commitment to strengthening their community and improving the lives of Oklahoma City metro youth.
If you feel that you have the heart and the time to share your skills (even just once per month) with the Sisu Youth family, please complete the Volunteer Application below. A member of our volunteer team will get back to you as quickly as possible. If you do not hear back from us within three business days, please do no hesitate to contact us directly.
Sisu Youth Core Volunteers
What are Core Volunteers? The entire Sisu Youth Volunteer Team is absolutely vital and wholeheartedly cherished, however the implementation of Sisu Youth’s core programs is almost entirely dependent upon the work of these particular volunteers. We could not shelter youth overnight without the generous time volunteered by the Youth Support Specialists. We could not help connect youth to all the opportunities available to them in the day program without the kindness and concern of the Goal Achievement Counselors. And, without the Community Outreach Team we certainly could not reach out and educate the community about youth at risk of homelessness as well as we do.
Please consider volunteering your time as a one of the following Core Volunteers (Volunteer Application located at bottom of page):
If you have already submitted a volunteer application and need to submit information for a background check please click here.
** YSS’s URGENTLY NEEDED FOR DORM PROGRAM LAUNCH **
~ Youth Support Specialist (OVERNIGHT dorm mentors) – “The most vital position in all of Sisu Youth Programming.” YSS’s are specifically trained and vetted volunteers who work directly with youth enrolled in the emergency shelter “Dorm” program. Since there are no paid workers within the organization, “The Dorm” volunteers are the power behind Sisu Youth being able to offer shelter to the hundreds of teens facing homelessness each night in the metro area. YSS trainees must be age 25 or older, or currently a student/employee in a behavioral/health/youth-related field. The background check fee is $25, but no other training fees are required. National Certifications in Medical First-Aid, Trauma Informed Care and Mental Health First-Aid are issued upon completion of each training. A Youth Support Specialist Certificate will be issued upon completion of all 6 components of the YSS Training Program.
~ Clothing Closet Volunteer (running the actual closet not processing donations) – To volunteer to staff the clothing closet you must be at least 18 years old. Volunteer Application and $25 background check required.
~ Clothing Closet (accepting and processing donations) – Volunteering to accept and process donations for the clothing closet can be done as a family or on an individual basis. Volunteer Application required.
~ Community Outreach Team Member (educate the community about Sisu Youth programs i.e festivals, events) – No background check required, however Volunteer Application must be completed.
For a look at upcoming training dates click here.