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Threadz Teen Clothing Closet Coordinator

Tempe Community Council

Mission

Connecting Those in Need With Those Who Care more

Website

http://www.tempecommunitycouncil.orgContact(s):

About the Internship

Duties:

- Actively support the mission and vision of Threadz through coordination and capacity development of the volunteer program, assisting youth during program hours, and outreaching to youth, school staff and families to raise program awareness.

- Encourage youth and volunteer participation in the Threadz program by providing information to youth and the public; interact with local school staff and Threadz partners; provide program outreach material and other promotional information; interact with schools and community organizations in recruitment of youth and volunteers; and create an outreach strategic plan for the 2018-2019 program year.

- Assist with organizing, sorting and merchandising donations in the Threadz location. Provide input on what materials to offer to students.

Population Served:

Threadz serves Tempe middle school and high school students who are in need of clothing, school supplies and personal care items. By ensuring youth have these basic needs, Threadz ensures students can focus on succeeding in school.

This position will also serve program volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds- retired teachers, concerned Tempe residents, and caring parents.

Community Need:

Many students do not have access to adequate clothing, school supplies or personal care items (shampoo, toothpaste). Without these basic needs being met, students face stigma when attending school or are unable to attend due to a lack of supplies.

Community Impact:

By ensuring youth have basic needs, Threadz ensures students can focus on succeeding in school. Supporting volunteers ensures that retired community members and concerned residents are connected to their community for social connectedness and healthy living.