About Youth Outreach Services Youth Outreach Services (YOS) is a nonprofit human service agency dedicated to caring for youth in and around Chicago, inspiring positive development in their lives, families and communities. Founded in 1959, YOS has served nearly 300,000 youth through a wide variety of child welfare, counseling, juvenile justice and prevention services. We believe all kids are capable of excellence and are committed to providing the community-based support they need to overcome challenges and succeed. Volunteer with YOS At Youth Outreach Services, our volunteers are an invaluable source of support, actively furthering our mission to care for youth, inspiring positive development in their lives, families and communities. There are many ways in which our volunteers share their time and talents. Whether an individual or group, there are many ways you can offer support: Become a mentor, and share real world knowledge with kids preparing for adulthood. Become a tutor, and encourage the academic success of youth. Provide educational workshops, such as martial arts, creative writing, and arts and crafts. Provide a job shadowing opportunity for a youth preparing for a career. Volunteer for a special event, such as our annual golf outing. Plan a small event, such as a holiday fundraiser or school supply drive. Help with the improvement of our facilities, including painting, landscaping and clean-up. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact: Ellen Sausser Volunteer Coordinator 773.777.7112, ext. 7282 firstname.lastname@example.org Make a Donation Youth Outreach Services (YOS) exists to serve youth ages 12 21 in and around Chicago, helping all kids find safe homes, remain in school, avoid substance abuse and gang involvement, and make positive choices. We could not do what we do without public funding of our day-today work to care for youth and their families. But we rely on private funding to go the extra mile in helping kids thrive and dream. To make an online donation, please visit us at: http://www.yos.org/donate_makegift.aspx For more information on how you can support YOS, contact our Development Department at 773.777.7112.