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The Alive Center is Naperville’s teen center. Our mission is to be a teen-led, teen-driven
center focused on empowering the youth of today to become the impassioned, resilient
leaders of tomorrow.
Do you remember that one caring adult you looked up to as a teen? You can be that caring
adult for a Naperville teen. The Alive Center is looking for adult volunteers to mentor our
teens. The ultimate purpose of these positions is to provide a welcoming and safe place for
teens and tweens to feel and belong while empowering them to be their best selves.

1. Drop-In Hours Volunteer
 Time Commitment: 3 hours per shift.
 Shifts are Monday through Friday 3:00 – 6:00 pm, 12pm-4pm in Summer
 Greet teens and assist with the registration process.
 Engage teens through conversations, games, and planned activities.
 Be a positive role model/mentor for teens.
 Assist in set up and clean up of the facility.

Teen Initiate Mentor
 Time Commitment: 1 – 2 hours a week
 Assigned to a Teen Initiate Program and the program teen lead(s), e.g. Computer
Science Club, Girl Empowerment Club, etc.
 Assist the teen lead(s) in planning their program, class, campaign, including
measurable outcomes
 Provide industry support to teen lead(s) as applicable
 Meet with the teen monthly to review progress and provide support

 Agree with and support the mission of the Alive Center.
 Be faithful, responsible, teachable and available.
 Have a sense of humor and like to have fun.
 Understand the unique dynamics of teens or are willing to learn.
 Genuinely love and enjoy teens.
 Show equal respect and kindness to all that enter the Alive Center.

 Belonging: The Alive Center volunteers will provide a supportive place where every
participant is listened to, respected, and valued in a safe and friendly environment.
 Collaboration: The Alive Center volunteers will work closely with families, schools, and
other organizations to provide community-based solutions for the real needs of teens.
 Excellence: The Alive Center volunteers will strive to deliver high-quality programs and
ground its work in insights gained from experience, knowledge, and research of best
 Safety: The Alive Center volunteers will create a safe environment by following best
practices in registration, check-in, teen/staff ratios, volunteer screening, code of
conduct, and security.
 Empowerment: The Alive Center volunteers will empower teens through relationships,
artistic expression, leadership opportunities, social responsibility, life skills and play.

In order to become an Alive Center volunteer, please complete the following steps:
1. Complete a volunteer application below and submit
2. The Alive Center will contact you to schedule a personal interview or an orientation.
3. Commit to volunteer in the space at least once a month.
4. Please direct questions to

Full Name (First Middle and Last) *
Email *
Full Address *
Cell Phone number *
DOB (background check) *
Social Security number (for background check) adults only *
Drivers Licence Number and Issuing State (for background check) adults only *
Education or special skills related to potential volunteer experience: *
Why are you are looking to volunteer at the Alive Center? *
I am interested in the following: check all that apply *
Which site would you be available to volunteer for?
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