"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 Board Member and Volunteer

Youth In Need was founded by community volunteers, and today, community friends remain very valuable 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.

Due to capacity, we are unable to process new volunteers and undergraduate interns until August 2014, although we would love to connect with you! If you would like for us to contact you in August, please e-mail Leave your name, phone number, e-mail address and any other important information we may need.


Young Professionals

If you are interested in FLYIN, Youth In Need's young professionals group, please e-mail Lindsey Jacobs


Practicum Opportunities and Internships

  • If you are a masters-level student seeking a management-focused practicum, please e-mail Ming Saelee.

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.

For more information, contact Beth Jeffers, Community Relations Manager, at 636-757-9334.