The birthday party volunteer groups provide monthly birthday parties for young people experiencing homelessness. Volunteers provide cake and ice cream for approximately 70-80 people as well as a few small prizes for bingo. YouthLink provides the bingo set, cards and chips, and all necessary serving utensils for cake and ice cream..
Dates & Time: the second Thursday of each month, 11:00am-1pm
Number of Volunteers needed: 5-8 (also smaller groups). If you have up to 8, there will be many volunteers walking around talking to the young people, and in general mingling. young people love talking to volunteers so the more the merrier, but with 8 people there might be a lot of idle time.
10:45 - 11:00 am - Volunteer orientation
11:00 - 12:00 pm - Volunteers host 3 (or more) bingo games
12:00 - 12:30 pm - Lunch provided by YouthLink - Volunteers are encouraged to help serve food and eat with the youth
12:30 - 1:00 pm - Volunteers serve cake and ice cream. Singing Happy Birthday is optional!
Volunteers provide the following: