GPS Community Outreach Volunteer – Job Description

Guided Pathways – Support for Youth and Families (GPS) welcomes community outreach volunteers to help at a grassroots level with building community relationships. Outreach volunteers help raise awareness in the community at community meetings, fairs and events, and/or assist in updating our social media. The development of relationships and one-on-one interaction makes this job perfect for those who wish to make a difference at the community level. If you ever wanted to be part of a dynamic and positive team, GPS is the place to volunteer!

Qualifications:

The Community Outreach Volunteer should have professional or volunteer experience in the following areas:

  • Excellent communication skills in-person and on the phone
  • Have a passion for working with and educating others
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel: proficient in developing and maintaining
  • databases; ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets; perform mail merges
  • Able to manage a project with goals and deadlines
  • Excellent writing skills

If you do not already have the technical qualifications but have the desire to learn, no formal training will be provided but, we can teach you the skills so you can be successful.

Volunteer Commitment:

  • Volunteers should bring a passion for working with families and youth affected by emotional, mental and substance abuse issues.
  • Most Community Outreach Volunteer hours will be evenings and weekends with a minimum of a 2 hour shift.
  • Some tasks may have very short deadlines while other’s may provide a longer term commitment
  • Volunteers must be able to create a schedule that works for them so tasks are completed on time.

Supervision

The Community Outreach Volunteer will work with many different people within GPS. All volunteers must fill out a GPS Volunteer Application and pass a background check prior to any duties.

As a Community Outreach Volunteer you have the potential to change a person’s life by offering them the services of GPS. If you enjoy talking to people and working with positive people, your volunteer time would only increase our ability to make a real difference in the community and in the lives of those we serve.