Job Details
Ames, IA

The role:

The Rosedale Shelter intern is responsible for assisting YSS to help advance the mission and program by:

  • Supervising of clients
  • Transporting clients to recreational activities, counseling, and medical appointments
  • Answering telephones and general office work
  • Assisting with meal preparation
  • Acting as a positive role model for all clients
  • Reporting observations daily
  • Participating in educational group discussions regarding drug free education and conflict resolution
  • Tutoring clients with their school work as needed

What YOU are looking for:

  • Gain valuable experience within a nonprofit organization.
  • Learn more about behind the scenes of shelter programs within a nonprofit organization.
  • Make connections with other professionals in the nonprofit organization.
  • Casual dress code, fun team, and the opportunity to extend the internship into next semester.

What WE are looking for:

  • Commitment, Collaboration, Compassion, Innovation, Integrity, and a Can Do Spirit.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Interest in youth ages 10-17, child welfare emergency services, and YSS mission.
  • All majors are accepted. The following majors are preferred: Criminal Justice, Social Work, Human Services and related fields.

Training, Supervision, and Benefits:

  • Must attend an orientation to cover YSS policies regarding confidentiality, drug-free work environment, and child abuse reporting
  • Must attend the mandatory four hour training orientation and two hour monthly trainings
  • Must read and understand policies regarding parents and clients


Time Commitment/Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3-4 hours weekly, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • Must report hours to Volunteer Coordinator weekly