How You Can Volunteer with YSI

Would you like to read or play with our energetic toddlers?

The children at our Crisis Nurseries need childcare volunteers to care for them, provide them with individual attention, and assist our teacher with activities.

To apply to become an ongoing volunteer with Youth Service, Inc. – and for a complete list of individual volunteer opportunities – please fill out our  Volunteer Application, and email it to volunteer@ysiphila.org.

Are you a small group?

The children at the Crisis Nurseries love it when small groups visit for a service project. Spend the morning reading, doing arts and crafts, and playing games with our toddlers and then (while the kids nap) help clean the site and organize donations in the early afternoon. This project works well for groups of 3 to 8 volunteers. If you are interested in organizing a group volunteer project at YSI, download our Group Volunteer Application at http://bit.ly/UQDN8L and email it to volunteer@ysiphila.org.

You can also put together a fun and educational program for the youth at our teen shelter. We’ll work with you to create activities combining your employees’ knowledge and skills with fun stuff like pizza parties and games. Ideal times are school holidays, during spring/summer/winter breaks, and weeknights. If you are interested in organizing a volunteer event at our teen shelter, download our YES Volunteer Meal Program Application at http://bit.ly/1ljX5e4 and email it to volunteer@ysiphila.org.

Interested in organizing a Speakers Bureau?

Are you interested in telling your colleagues about the great work that’s happening for children and families right in their community? YSI would love to come to your workplace to talk about what the city’s families in crisis need and how you can help make a difference for them.

Want to plan a workplace drive?

YSI’s families need simple things that many of us take for granted – ranging from baby wash, wipes and lotion for babies to soap, deodorant, and toothbrushes for homeless teens. We can help you plan a workplace drive that’s right for your company.

For more information regarding volunteering, please call 215-222-3262 or email volunteer@ysiphila.org.