In addition to the deliverables listed above, I would like to focus on volunteer retainment. We are close to universities so the majority of our volunteers are only volunteering for class requirements and as soon as the semester ends they are no longer volunteering. We also run into the issue in the summertime that we're short on volunteers.
Retaining more volunteers with allow them to build better connections with our staff and clients, as well as help our staff be able to focus on more bigger picture issues.
Youth Service, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has provided immediate shelter and support services to Philadelphia's children, youth and families for over 67 years. YSI offers unique programs and niche services throughout the city, including Philadelphia's only Crisis Nursery program and the largest shelter in the area for homeless and runaway teens. Through shelter, counseling, and in-home support services, YSI reaches more than 5,000 clients annually, the majority of whom live below the poverty level.