MISSION Volunteer Club
MISSION (Making Important Strides and Steps In Our Neighborhoods) was started by a former youth accessing services who became a Peer Outreach Worker. She wanted to provide opportunities for all youth to give back to their communities, especially those who benefit from services so often. POWER Staff facilitate 1-2 volunteer activities a month in various locations throughout Anchorage.
MISSION (Making Important Strides and Steps In Our Neighborhoods) is a volunteer club for youth 13 and up to 21.
Youth choose to volunteer for many reasons. Youth may have a requirement for school or legal reasons, need to build their resume, or may just want to give back and help others. Whatever the reason maybe, we are here to meet that need.
Some of our most successful volunteers have become peer outreach workers. Calesia volunteered with the MISSION program until she qualified to interview at a POW at 15 years old. Calesia continues to be an advocate for volunteering and assists in the MISSION Club.
[symple_toggle title=”Details to Refer a Youth”]Youth 13-24 can access services in our downtown location which is open from 1:00 PM – 5:00PM Tuesday – Friday. Click here to learn more about the teen center.[/symple_toggle]
[symple_toggle title=”What does MISSION do?”]Youth volunteer in our Teen Drop-in Center or during our monthly activities.
In addition to volunteer activities at the POWER Teen Drop-in Center/Clinic, POWER staff facilitates 1-2 volunteer activities a month in various locations throughout Anchorage. Monthly activities include opportunities at soup kitchens, elderly homes or holiday activities such as Trick-or-Treat Town, Thanksgiving Blessing or Neighborhood GIFT. We track volunteer hours, provide a team approach to volunteering and provide letters of recommendation.[/symple_toggle]
[symple_toggle title=”Philosophy for Youth Volunteerism”]Youth volunteer in our Teen Drop-in Center or during our monthly activities.
Youth volunteerism is part of the Search Institutes 40 Developmental Assets. The 40 Developmental Assets, identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults. Research has consistently demonstrated that the more Developmental Assets a young person acquires, the better their chances of succeeding in school and becoming happy, healthy, and contributing members of their communities and society.
To learn more about adolescent developmental assets visit http://www.search-institute.org/content/40-developmental-assets-adolescents-ages-12-18 .[/symple_toggle]
Have extra time and tired of doing the same old stuff? Tired of being the client and want to give back too? Do you need to build your resume references or experience? Give us a call or email and let us know you want to be part of the MISSION Club.