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About the Position
Position #: 1887
OrganizationPortal Youth Outreach Association
Position: Host Home - Host Home Program
Impact Statement: Volunteers have an enormous impact on youth in our communities.By walking alongside the youth, giving them love, hope, and a sense of belonging, our community itself is changed, one youth at a time. By volunteering to be a host home you are playing a huge part in helping to eliminate our systemic homelessness problem in the Annapolis Valley.
Description: To provide host homes for young people 16-19 years of age that would be safe, supervised & support driven. Adhering to the theory of what is necessary to promote and support change for youth, it is essential that three key dynamics are met by the partnership of the Host Home, the Portal and its partners, and the youth:

1) the youth feels a sense of belonging, a sense of family & community

2) help and assisting the youth to overcome both past and present challenges (pain and past trauma) and for them to know there is help ready for them when they feel powerless

3) a consistent supportive atmosphere and personal commitment to maturity, growing up and taking responsibility for oneself
Training Details: Training sessions available through the Portal and/or access to foster training material through the Department of Community Services in Kentville.
Working Conditions: Host home volunteers over a space in their home for the youth, either short-term or long-term
Minimum Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Anytime
Age: 25+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group
Transportation: Car required
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Children/Youth, Housing
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Sensitivity, Empathy, Respect, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Application File:
Website: http://www.portalyouth.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Russ Sanche
Phone: (902) 670-8063
Address: 6-440 Main Street Kentville, B4N 1K8
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