Our instructors use their personal or professional experiences to teach a designated lesson plan from one of our programs. They educate our youth on how to use these lessons to navigate their issues. Exposing them to individuals with diverse backgrounds profoundly impacts youth typically not exposed to these unique
Our volunteer mentors provide a relationship with our youth (in a group setting) to engage with them, build positive, supportive relationships and have fun in a calm and nurturing environment. They help with greeting and signing in participating youth, organize and pass out supplies (yoga mats, snacks, paper, markers, etc.), and assist with the program's interactive personal and professional development activities with our youth under the direction of the program instructor. Additionally, through participation, volunteer mentors also learn the benefits of incorporating the lessons taught to help relieve personal-related stresses and learn new skills to obtain a work life balance while contributing to a positive atmosphere for our youth participants.
Our virtual volunteers are volunteers interested in lending their professional skills to fill a remote position within Choose to DO, Inc., such as the Digital Marketing Assistant, etc. These individuals have entry to expert level skills and are also open to developing new skills in marketing, fundraising, IT, grant writing or social media, etc. Volunteers should be able to commit to a minimum of 6 months with at least biweekly virtual meetings, and the volunteer schedule is typically flexible.
Our corporate volunteers are employees of businesses that participate in A Day of Service through Choose to DO, Inc. A Day of Service is when a group of volunteers works on a community project that benefits our youth. Corporate volunteers could sign up their employees to work a scheduled program as volunteer instructors or mentors as a group or, for a few hours, assist with a community project such as assembling program supplies, etc. Our corporate volunteers get to make a difference in the lives of our youth, help Choose to DO, Inc. with organizational support, and potentially receive incentives from their company.
We created care packages for Spa Day and participated in a team building activity where all the volunteers complimented each other.
They treat their volunteers great, they are very patient with the youth in their program and anyone that meets Dozie loves her.
I've really enjoyed my three months at the organization. I feel like I've met so many wonderful people, and learned many skills.
Upcoming Events Calendar
Check our schedule below for future program dates and for more information about volunteering opportunities.