Direct Service Volunteer

Serve youth in our drop-in center, on outreach, mentorship, and follow-up activities.

Serve Our Youth

Volunteers provide positive role models needed to empower street youth to make healthy choices and see Jesus Christ in a tangible way. When we have many volunteers, each person is able to work with a small number of youth and not risk burnout.


Become an outreach volunteer. Time commitment: approximately 4 hours per week

  • Exit the four walls of CCW’s building and spend time with youth on their turf, primarily in the evenings.
  • Share sack lunches and popsicles or hot cocoa with youth, and invite new youth to CCW.


Become a drop-in volunteer.
Time commitment: approximately 4 hours per week

  • Hang out with youth at CCW’s drop-in center, either in the afternoons or for dinner.
  • Aid youth in accessing services like laundry, showers, food, and clothing, board games, or conversation.

Become a Cool Water Bikes volunteer. Time commitment: approximately 4 hours per week

  • Hang out with youth at Cool Water Bikes.
  • Build relationships as you work alongside youth refurbishing bikes, managing inventory, or cleaning.

Become an educational service volunteer. Time commitment: 1+ hour per week

  • Work alongside youth in our bike shop.
  • Help with a class of whimsy (where we teach skills and develop interests).
  • Dialogue with youth during a Bible study.
  • Propose a new idea for a skill you’d like to teach.


If you’d like to work directly with our youth, you need to:

  1. Be at least 19 years old.
  2. Complete a volunteer application. This includes a statement of faith and character references.
  3. Participate in an interview.
  4. Pass a federal background check. Anyone with a felony conviction will be unable to work directly with our youth.
  5. Attend volunteer training.

Complete a volunteer application