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The Kitchen's Rare Breed Youth Services Charity Profile
Welcome to The Kitchen, Inc.'s Rare Breed Youth Services. We help keep kids safe and off Springfield streets. We've served homeless and high risk disconnected youth for over a decade through our Street Outreach Drop-In Center and Transitional Living Apartment Program. Through working with us, hundreds of youth have set goals, achieved stability, completed education, become employed and moved forward in their lives. Please have a look around to learn more about our programs and the great youth we serve.
The Kitchen's Rare Breed Youth Services Volunteer Information
We have an open volunteer orientation scheduled every Thursday at 4pm at the outreach center - 215 S. Campbell. If necessary, other times can be arranged by appointment. Volunteers must pass a background check. Prospective volunteers should bring $10 to pay for a background check, a driver's license and social security card to the orientation.
We often hire our volunteers. There are so many ways to help youth directly or to help us help youth better.
Our current volunteer needs:
Safe Place Volunteers - Help us operate a local Safe Place Program! Duties range from responding to Safe Place calls and doing Safe Place site checks to conducting Safe Place presentations in the community.
Volunteer Youth Workers - Come help us work directly with youth in our drop-in center and provide task support for the staff.
Practicums/Internships/Service Learning - We have a long history of working with area university community service programs and we have also provided practicum and internship placement opportunities for social work, sociology, nursing and criminology students from many local universities. We offer an excellent opportunity for students to experience real world, front line, Social Work and learn concrete skills that will greatly inform and enhance future professional competence in human services fields..
Administratvie Support - basic clerical, meeting scheduling, mailings, answer telephones.
Group Volunteering - Our tasks for group volunteers are generally painting, deep cleaning and organizing or bringing in a premade meal for 35 to serve in the drop-in center.
Independent Fundraising and Drives - Your group can raise funds, clothes, coats or supplies and donate them. If you have a proposal or would like more information about how your group can help Rare Breed youth, please call us at 417-865-6400.