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Volunteer at a Youth Villages Residential Campus

Youth Villages has residential campuses and group homes in the following major metros: Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta and Boston. Opportunities vary at those locations but here just some of the ways you or your group can become involved with helping the young people we assist through residential treatment:

Adopt a Cottage
Volunteers can adopt a cottage on one of our residential campuses or a group home. This group project is perfect for two or more volunteers who like to visit our children weekly, twice a month or monthly to play sports or games, cook out, or just talk and have fun.

Birthday Heroes
Birthday Heroes brighten children's lives by engaging regularly in fun activities with them and celebrating their special day with cake, soft drinks, gifts and games. Two or more coworkers, friends, sorority sisters, fraternity brothers, youth or church group participants can commit to adopting a cottage for monthly or semi-monthly volunteer activities and celebrating children's birthdays.

Career Days
Come out and spend time with the kids as well as talk about goal-setting and life-long ambitions. You can share information about your profession and discuss potential openings within your company. Youth in attendance will be between 8 and 18. Each company will be provided with an eight-foot table and two chairs. Feel free to bring brochures, props, displays and handouts to better engage the kids.

Spiritual Life
Help nurture the spirituality of young people. The Youth Villages Spiritual Life Program provides children with an additional outlet for support during their treatment. Participation by the children is voluntary. The Spiritual Life Program is run by Coordinator Hilda Arsenault, but the program is sustained by individual and group volunteers from local churches and other faith groups. Volunteers may meet a group of children weekly, two times a month or less often for spiritual and inspirational activities, testimony, drama, concerts, messages of encouragement and more. Some volunteers also lead chapel services at the Youth Villages campuses.

Volunteer Contact

Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Youth Villages
P.O. Box 341154
Memphis, TN 38184-1154

About Us
Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health bringing help and hope to more than 25,000 children, families and young people across the United States this year. The organization offers a continuum of evidence- and research-based programs, including its two national models: YVIntercept, which offers intensive in-home services, and YVLifeSet, which gives former foster youth a good start on a successful adulthood.
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