Looking for a fun and fulfilling volunteer opportunity that supports the arts and young people? Enjoy special events and making connections within the community? Focus on Youth helps at-risk youth experience the world in new ways and see positive change through the lens of a camera, and we need your help!

Focus on Youth helps keep disadvantaged youth engaged with their education by providing free photography classes and mentoring. We’ve put cameras in the hands of hundreds of low-income teens for the past eight years, and provided a safe and supportive place of learning. Many students have learning disabilities or are immigrants with limited language skills, but Focus on Youth has helped them find a new way to express themselves through photography. This past year, 100% of our students stayed in school and on track to graduation.

Focus on Youth’s 2nd Annual Auction directly supports our life-changing photography program, and we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us put it together! Last year, we successfully raised $16,000, and on September17, 2011 we plan to double that amount! All of the funds raised will provide scholarships for low-income at-risk teens to learn digital photography and computer skills.

Past Auction items include framed prints from some of the field’s most acclaimed photographers locally and internationally, ocean front cabin getaways, sailboat and river raft trips,  local wines, and relaxing spa packages.  Guests enjoyed live music and delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by Wildwood restaurant. . Focus on Youth would love your assistance in reaching out to the community to invite their support and procure spectacular items such as these for the 2011 2nd Annual Auction.

As part of Focus on Youth’s Auction Procurement or Sponsorship Committee, you and a team of 6 other determined volunteers will brainstorm and research possible Auction items or sponsors, make friendly inquiry calls (scripts provided), send and track Auction communication, or visit local businesses to pick-up items. We also ask for your assistance the day of the Auction on September 15th.

If you enjoy building relationships with new people, finding support for a good cause and being part of an energetic and goal-oriented team, please contact Carlene or Donna Lee at your earliest convenience at foy2011@gmail.com!

More Details: Pre-Auction

Volunteer hours: 8 hrs/month minimum

Where: Beyond initial training and planned meetings (approx. 2 monthly), you can help from home

What you need: phone, access to the Internet

CONTACT US BY EMAIL: foy2011@gmail.com

Or Call Donna Lee Holmes 503 341-6878