Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Educational Doula

Educational Doulas are mentors who work directly with students to develop and implement specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely educational life plans. This volunteer opportunity is a 12-month commitment for 1 hour a week. Training will be provided.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist young parents with gathering information about educational & financial opportunities, housing, daycare and community resources necessary for young parents to continue their post-high school education.
  • Must maintain confidentiality with all client, staff and agency information.
  • Communicate with a therapist & case manager on the progress of their student regarding goals towards career and college readiness.
  • Must maintain consistent communication with agency and client.

Requirements:

  • Applicants should understand the college admissions process.
  • Basic computer skills, and tutoring skills in math and/or writing are a plus.
  • Applicants must be willing to advocate for and model appropriate behaviors for self-sufficiency.
  • Must be willing to commit to an hour a week for 12 months (Face to Face or Virtual).
  • A clear criminal history report and drug screen.

Administrative

Administrative Volunteers work in our office when needed. They are responsible for basic document creation, filing, and other clerical duties. This volunteer opportunity is time flexible. Possible positions include Zoom Administrator, subject matter expert, podcast production assistant, fundraiser support staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Must maintain confidentiality with all client, staff, and agency information.
  • Perform general administrative duties, such as photocopying, printing, filing, preparing, and modifying documents.

Requirements:

  • Applicants should have strong computer skills, and experience with social media as a communication
    & marketing tool is also beneficial.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • A clear criminal history report and drug screen

Event Volunteers

Event Volunteers help with every aspect of our events depending on their skillset. Examples include planning, organizing, registration, initial and follow up phone calls, and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
Highly variable and dependent on role. Possible responsibilities include event planning & coordination, day-of setup and clean up, guest registration, greeting and directing guests, etc.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 13 years or older. If enrolled in middle school or high school, a teacher or school counselor recommendation is required.
  • Clear criminal history report and drug screen.

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Testimonials

” I first discovered JAMES Inc. in 2012 in an article in the Tulsa World about Alisa Bell and JAMES Inc. offering assistance to teen parents. I reached out to Alisa asking how I could be involved with JAMES Inc. as I was also a teen parent and wanted to help others to continue their education and have a successful career path. I told Alisa my own personal story of becoming pregnant my junior year of high school and giving birth to my son the summer between my junior and senior year. I worked hard to continue my regular high school schedule while raising my son. I went on to Vocational school as well as University and graduated in 2008 with my Bachelor of Technology. Today I am a Civil Engineering Designer and have had a successful career for the last 15 years. I felt that with my personal experience of being a teen parent that beat the odds to graduate as well as have a successful career that I would like to be a mentor for the many teens that JAMES meets each year. JAMES provides critical services to Tulsa where Oklahoma has the 3rd highest teen pregnancy rate in the United States. JAMES offers mentoring services, scholarships, as well as referral services to the teens. Not only to help continue their education but, also providing referrals to many other services in the community that are available such as housing, transportation, food assistance etc. Over the past eight years I have enjoyed my time on the Board of Directors for JAMES Inc. I have provided many hours mentoring in my first few years with the organization where I really felt my personal story and advice helped the teens through the new world of adulthood. As the years progressed, I have become more involved with the fundraising and community outreach to spread the word about what a great Non-profit JAMES Inc. is and the critical services that we provide.”

Beth Bolinger, Secretary for JAMES Inc.