Welcome! My name is Princess and I am the volunteer coordinator at True Colors. There are so many ways that you can get involved, such as working with Youth, helping with house projects, joining committees, and so much more!
Volunteers are such an important part of True Colors and help us provide services and support to our youth. We always have supervision provided at the house for youth when they are there and volunteers are critical for keeping our doors open. While at the house, volunteers help with preparing and sharing meals with youth, playing games, doing puzzles, having fire pits, working on art projects, and building relationships with our youth, along with so much more.
We also have our social media, fundraising, and events committees along with volunteers who help with keeping our facilities clean and functioning.
We would love for you to join our team! Fill out the form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect about volunteer opportunities.
Join Our Big Happy Family!
True Colors utilizes trained volunteers to provide supervision and programming to youth in attendance. All volunteers are required to go through background checks, and licensed volunteers (teachers, social workers, etc.) are required to provide a copy of their license to True Colors for their volunteer file.
True Colors does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or in other capacities in any of its activities or operations. True Colors prioritizes the safety of youth first and foremost.
Interested in volunteering? Fill out the Google Form or click the link below to apply!
Below are training resources that are provided to volunteers during orientation and may be used for ongoing learning opportunities. True Colors volunteers should watch their emails for additional training opportunities or for when recurring trainings are scheduled.
All True Colors volunteers attend orientation to review the following topics: Youth Safety, Pronouns, Confidentiality, Center Policies, and more.
Mental Health First Aid
From the MHFA website: “Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mentalhealth or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.”
MHFA covers how to assess for risk of suicide or self-harm and how to respond to an individual in crisis. The training explores intervening when someone is experiencing panic attacks, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, acute psychosis, overdose or withdrawal, or reactions to traumatic events and offers opportunities to practice responding appropriately and applying skills to real-life situations – Similar to how individuals are trained in CPR and practice responding in that crisis situation.
MHFA Website: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/
Additional Training Courses
The volunteer Center link below contains recordings to additional trainings that are ONLY available for True Colors volunteers and cannot be shared outside of the organization due to copyright, presenter request, etc. Click Below to access these with the access code provided by volunteer coordination staff.