RNJ Youth Services is actively seeking volunteers for Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Almonte, Kemptville and Gananoque!
If you are an individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity, please have a look at our program list and fill out an application!
Being a volunteer can offer many benefits to those who are looking to get involved. Whether you're interested in interacting with youth in our community and helping them make healthy choices or looking to gain some experience to add to your resume volunteering can be a great opportunity! With programs running all over Lanark, Leeds and Grenville there are numerous opportunities for volunteers to engage and support the youth in our communities!
The success of our organization relies on the support of the community and its members. If you are interested in volunteering with RNJ Youth Services, please contact Mary Tessier at our Brockville office at 613.342.4238 ext. 107 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click HERE to access our volunteer application, or complete the application form located at the bottom of this page!
Application forms can be dropped off in person at either of our office locations, as well as by mail, e-mail, or fax (See the "Contact" page for more information).
Rebound Choices Program
Choices provides a safe space for youth, ages 12 to 17, to learn positive coping strategies, problem solving and goal setting skills in a non-judgemental environment.
Adult staff and volunteers build on strengths of the youth participants through interactive and fun activities that include positive self talk and group activities related to substance abuse. Volunteers are mentors/coaches throughout the program. Commitment for volunteers is 2.5 hours/week for 10 weeks. Most Choices program take place during the school day in local high schools.
Connections Program - not recruiting at this time
Connections is for youth in grades 6-12 who are showing evidence of disengaging from the school system to help re-engage them in their schooling and ease the transition back to the classroom. Volunteers in this program will have opportunities to help in the kitchen, day-to-day activities, special outings, and transportation just to name a few!
Youth Justice Committee (Leeds and Grenville office only) - not recruiting at this time
The Youth Justice Committee requires volunteers to be trained to facilitate and participate in group forums that bring together young people alleged to have committed low-risk offences with victims, parents, and community representatives to negotiate an appropriate way for the young people to make amends for their actions.
Board of Directors - not recruiting at this time
If you have an interest in youth issues and can commit to one meeting per month, please consider joining our Board of Directors. Board Members work together on policy development, long term planning, community relations and advocacy, and oversee the operations of the agency. Meetings are held in Smiths Falls and Brockville. Qualified Board candidates must live or work in Lanark, Leeds or Grenville Counties and must be at least 19 years of age.
Brockville Police/Stingers After School Program
Held every Tuesday afternoon, this program offers fun, games and food to youth grades 7 to 12. Volunteers are asked to interact with youth by playing laser tag, games, and more. Help is also needed with registration at the door, set up/cleanup and with refreshments. During Covid-19 assistance with sanitizing equipment is required.
If you are interested in volunteering with RNJ Youth Services and would like to submit your application online, please complete the form below.