"I have supported Youth In Need for almost 10 years and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. It is a sincere and caring organization with creative programs that assist struggling youth in our community find hope and self-worth. The staff at Youth In Need continually find ways to really make the kids believe in the power of their potential. Once they believe in themselves, the sky is the limit."

— Blaine Vaszily, Director of Operations, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
A Youth In Need Volunteer

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! If you have interest in volunteering with Youth In Need, please contact Demetria Lightfoot, Director of Development and Community Engagement Coordinator, at 636-757-9338.

Young Professionals Group

If you are interested in Youth In Need's Young Professionals Group, please e-mail Demetria Lightfoot

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 e-mail Kristi Machica.

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

Learn more about Youth In Need’s volunteer opportunities. Download Youth In Need's volunteer application.