If volunteering for young people is often a means of career exploration, organizations need to offer volunteer opportunities across the organization – service delivery, administration, governance, and leadership.
Young volunteers often equate volunteering with front-line roles. And as organizations, we often equate young volunteers with front line roles. But, volunteers can be engaged in marketing, board coordination, IT, project management, fund development, advisory roles, building management, etc. etc. Every department in your organization should be able to imagine how the perspective of a young person could improve their work. And every department in your organization should be able to imagine how they can play a role in educating our future citizens.