A Program Volunteer is “in the trenches” working side-by-side with our instructional staff to present programs to the young people and adults we serve. Time can be scheduled regularly or as the volunteer is available. Typically, no prior experience is necessary, and we will provide training and skill development opportunities when available. Currently we have the following Program Volunteer needs:
Our Wildcat Program provides high quality outdoor adventures to more than 7,000 young people and adults each year. Our full time staff use initiative activities, rock climbing, low and high ropes courses, and canoeing to invite students to develop character and explore topics such as leadership, community building, communication, and other vital soft skills. Volunteers work side-by-side with our professional staff. With appropriate experience and training, volunteers may lead groups on their own. Hours are flexible and can range from day-long programs to overnight expeditions.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of a nonprofit organization. More than this, however, Trustees are individuals who are are aligned with Project U.S.E.’s philosophy and mission and are the chief supporters of the organization. Board members commit to offering their time, energy, experience, and financial resources to ensure the sustainability of Project U.S.E. Trustees meet as an entire body quarterly and in committees as needed. Board members are expected to offer 8-10 hours of service each month and to make a financial contribution annually to the organization. We are in the process of growing our Board and are particularly interested in individuals who work and/or live in and near Newark. We are also seeking individuals can provide technical expertise (e.g. an attorney, a marketing specialist, educator/professor, police officer, etc.).