We would love for some volunteers to join our team and serve the new Santa Ana YoungLives club. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at Newsong Church.
What is YoungLives?
YoungLives is focused on building relationships with teen moms and dads by entering their world, modeling unconditional love, and encouraging them to become the men and women, and fathers and mothers, God created them to be. Through one-on-one mentoring, monthly clubs and annual camps, teen moms and dads are empowered to make positive choices, set and achieve goals, and live a future rooted in Christ.
Volunteers serve as mentors, meeting one-on-one with teen moms or dads twice a month, or at monthly clubs, assisting with food, crafts, decorations, music or childcare. We also have several special events throughout the year and fundraising opportunities for volunteers looking for other ways to serve in this ministry. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk with a teen mom or dad for one school year. This often looks like doing things together such as going to the park, sharing your story with them or helping them register for college classes. Your mentor relationship depends on you and your mentee’s needs and can often look different from person to person.
Commitment: Meet twice monthly with your mentee, attend Club (1st Tuesday of each month), and mentor meetings (2nd Thursday of each month). Complete and pass a background check, driver questionnaire and faith and conduct agreement.
Love holding babies or playing with toddlers? This is the perfect place for you to serve. We offer childcare at our once a month clubs and at special occasions (like prom).
Commitment: Once a month, be on a team of that loves on babies and toddlers while their moms and dads enjoy a craft, music, and speaker. Club happens the 1st Tuesday of each month in Santa Ana. Once a year, help with YoungLives Prom childcare. Complete and pass a background check and sign a faith and conduct agreement.
Prepare a home-cooked meal for the teen parents, children and volunteers to enjoy at club on the first Tuesday of each month. Many of them would say that this is the best meal they have all month- great food and great company all in one.
Commitment: First Tuesday of each month. Join a team that has a heart for service and enjoys being in the kitchen. With your team plan meals for upcoming clubs and work together each month to cook up a meal within the budget whether it is spaghetti, enchiladas, or one of your family recipes.
Music TeamHelp break down barriers by leading us in song at club! Singers and musicians welcome
Commitment: Work within provided music/song selection guidelines to create a fun atmosphere along with other team members. Bring your own instruments and provide lyrics for club each month.
Capture memories by taking pictures of the teen parents and their growing children and all of the fun things we get to do at club.
Commitment: Take pictures on the first Tuesday of each month and provide them via SD card or online within 3-4days.
Set the stage by decorating the tables according to the month’s theme- Bach to School, Christmas, Valentines etc. This added touch says “you are welcome here.”
Commitment: Work within budget to purchase decorations and arrive at 5pm on the first Tuesday of each month to set-up.
Lead teen moms and mentors in a fun craft at club. This gives us an opportunity to bond while learning how to make something.
Commitment: Work within budget to provide 20 minute craft. Purchase supplies in advance and arrive early on the first Tuesday of each month to set-up.
Sound tech, set-up, tear-down, childcare coordinator, donations coordinator, committee member etc.