College Volunteer Program
Project Youth Court was originally founded by college students, and we think it is important that young people continue to take on leadership roles in the organization. In that spirit, PYC’s College Volunteer Program welcomes qualified undergraduates to serve as coordinators. Coordinators work closely with the executive director and the case manager to ensure smooth day to day operations of the organization. As a college coordinator, you might:
- Help supervise the training of high school volunteers
- Recruit new volunteers
- Schedule and plan court nights
- Work on financial and legal compliance
- Update our donors on the organization’s progress
- Do research
- Improve and maintain the website
- Help manage public relations and write press releases
This program offers hands on experience with clients and provides a platform to become involved in the management of the New Haven Youth Court. Some of our college volunteers have even gone on to serve on our Board of Directors.
We periodically post an open application for coordinator positions, but if you think you might be a good fit feel free to send us an email at any time firstname.lastname@example.org. Our college volunteers serve as role models for younger students, and in the past have collaborated with them on outreach strategies and helped them with their college applications. If you live in the New Haven area and are interested in youth justice, we’ll try to find a place for you.