Mentors Plus

Screen and match caring and concerned volunteers with youngsters who are in need of a positive adult role model or friend.

Recruit, interview, and match adult volunteers with youngsters.

Volunteers are asked to spend approximately 1-2 hours per week with their youngsters for a period of one year and engage in meaningful activities.

Camp

Coordinate opportunities for youth to attend various summer camps.

Solicit financial support from community groups and local businesses.

Review camp applications, select camps, and inform school administration.

Family Education

Organize youth and parenting educational classes that will enhance parenting skills and strengthen family relationships.

Assess and coordinate yoth and family education programs based on survey of community needs.

Advertising educational programs via flyers, mailings, press releases, & cable TV announcements.

Public Relations

Increase the visiblity of Ferndale Youth Assistance in the City of Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge.

Develop flyers and maintain website and other social networking activities.

Making presentations, writing press releases and announcements for local papers.

Youth Recognition

Recognize youth that have volunteered or made special contributions to the Ferndale community.

Solicit yout nominations from schools, churches, or other interested individuals who would like to nominate a child for this award.

Coordinate the event which may include securing date, facility, guest speaker, and refreshments.

Youth Enrichment

Provide scholarship to youngsters to participate in extra-curricula activites that will enchance their confidence and social skills.

Review and approve youth enrichment/skill building applications.

In compliance with Community Development Block Grant funds.

Membership Recruitment

Recruit volunteers to participate in various programs offered by Ferndale Youth Assistance.

Share our mission statement and interview potential volunteers.

Public speaking at local clubs, civic groups, parent organizations, and churches to gain new volunteers.

Board of Directors

Must live or work in the Ferndale School District to serve as board of directors.

Will oversee the programs offered by Ferndale Youth Assistance

Utilize Robert’s Rules of Order-Parliamentary procedures and facilitate monthly lunch meetings.

Fundraising

Generate fundraising ideas that will provide financial support for youth and family programs to Ferndale Youth Assistance. Volunteers will assist with activites that will promote each fundraising activity to be successful. All donations go directly toward youth programs rather than operational cost.

Secure facility and other required resources for event ot be held and assist with other planning duties.

Advertise the event in all local newspapers via press releases, cable TV, & public announcements.

Seek out creative ideas to participate in local fundraising events.

Recruit volunteers to assist with fundraising projects and grant writing.

Task Volunteers

Volunteers work on a specific project such as Blues Fes, Bowl-a-Thon, Emply Bowl or other fundraising projects to support and promote our mission statement and goals.