How can I get involved?
There are many ways to get involved: mentor, committee member, financial partner, childcare volunteer and so much more. There is a place for YOU in YoungLives!
If you find that your passion for teen moms and the needs of Nashville YoungLives overlap in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to stack hands and partner with you in ministry or answer any additional questions!
Mentoring forms the heart of YoungLives. Mentors build relationships with teen moms, offering guidance in matters of faith, parenting and self-worth. This investment of time and heart has empowered positive, sustainable change in the lives of these beautiful families for more than 20 years. Mentors are required to have a relationship with Jesus, spend 3-5 hours per week with teen moms and their babies, come to club once a month, attend mentor meetings once a month, and provide transportation to and from YoungLives events. Additionally, a mentor can choose to attend a monthly YoungLives bible study and weekly parenting class.
The committee's purpose is for its' members to share ownership of the ministry with the YoungLives local staff and volunteer leaders. The committee is the foundation for a successful ministry as each member commits to praying, strategizing, funding, evaluating, networking, and growing the ministry alongside the local staff and volunteer leaders. A committee member will attend meetings, support the ministry financially in some capacity, attend a ministry event once a year, and help put on the spring fundraiser.
One of the ways we get to display the extravagant care and provision of Christ to our teen mom friends is by helping to provide for their physical needs. From providing breakfast or lunch for one of our parenting classes in the high schools to helping us stock our YoungLives store with bottles, diapers, etc., we are always looking for volunteers who feel passionate about helping us love our girls in this way. We take gently used donations twice a year, both in September and in March.
We are always looking for volunteers who get excited about holding babies, because, man, do we have a lot of babies for you to hold! Our childcare workers are a key component of our ministry, allowing us to focus on presenting a fun, memorable experience for our girls that invites them to know Jesus deeper. We are looking for childcare volunteers to serve at club, bible studies, our spring overnight and we take a handful of childcare workers to camp with us for one week during the summer. If you need further convincing of the important role our childcare workers play in the lives of our teen mom friends, check out the video below of childcare workers in action!
YoungLives could not exist without the generous hearts of our financial partners who have been called by God to walk alongside our ministry and pour out their support so that we can walk into the schools and lives of teen moms across Nashville. If you feel led to support YoungLives in this way, you can click on the "donate" button at the top of this page.
Lindsey Hearington- YoungLives Director
Yasmine Woods - YoungLives Staff
Sara Beth Cline - YoungLives Staff