Community Connection's HandsOn Northeast Georgia, working with the juvenile court and municipal court officers and judges of Athens-Clarke County, are looking for volunteers to facilitate an innovative, new restorative justice community service program designed to re-connect youth and young adults with our community while also teaching them valuable life skills and enabling them to give back to their community.
Volunteer facilitators may choose to participate in one of two programs.
- The YOUthServe program is for middle and high school juvenile court offenders and consists of service projects on two Saturdays out of every month. These projects will also be open to non-offenders as space permits. The miminum expectation is that facilitators participate in at least one project a month and be at least 18 years old.
- The YLP program is for 17-23 year old municipal court offenders and will consist of two weeknight classroom sessions a month and two Saturday service projects a month for four months. The minimum expectation is that facilitators are present at at least one weeknight session and one service project per month and be at least 22 years old.
Volunteer facilitators must be at least 18 years or older and must submit to a background check (at your own cost). Volunteers must also participate in one of the training sessions. Volunteers will be responsible for supervising, supporting and encouraging youth and young adults while they participate in community service work and should be willing and able to facilitate a discussion where the youth and young adults reflect on their work and the impact that it has. All materials will be provided.