Youth In Need was founded by community volunteers, and today, community friends remain invaluable in helping Youth In Need continue its mission and services.

Volunteers do everything from assisting children and teens in classrooms and residential facilities, to gardening and holding donation drives. Whether you can share an hour of your time or a week, we have an opportunity for you.

General Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you so very much for your interest in giving your time to Youth In Need! Youth In Need is not currently accepting volunteers as part of our COVID re-entry policies. To be notified of future volunteer opportunities, contact Emily Birgenheier, Development Services Manager.

Young Professionals Group

If you are interested in Youth In Need’s Young Professionals Group, please contact ypg@youthinneed.org.

Practicum Opportunities and Internships

  • If you are an MSW student or pursuing your masters in counseling and you are seeking a clinical practicum opportunity, please contact practicum@youthinneed.org.
  • If you are an MSW student seeking a non-clinical practicum opportunity in Youth In Need’s Early Learning Programs, please contact Michelle Burkhardt.
  • If you are a masters-level student seeking a management-focused practicum, please contact Demetria Lightfoot.

Thank you, again, for thinking of Youth In Need!

Learn more about Youth In Need’s volunteer opportunities, or contact Emily Birgenheier.