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Youth Program Site Coordinator

Youth Program Site Coordinator (Volunteer)

Location: Durham, New Hampshire, USA

Position Type: Volunteer


About Friends Forever International:

Friends Forever International is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that believes we can all help build a better world by empowering our most underutilized asset: youth. FFI works with communities around the globe to build the leadership abilities of their youth from diverse backgrounds to tackle local and global issues. Our mission is to help youth become the best versions of themselves so they can help their community become the best version of itself. We do this through leading residential leadership programs at 100% scholarship to young people around the globe. 


Now, we're on the lookout for passionate and qualified individuals to join us as Youth Program Site Coordinators for various time periods throughout 2024.


Role Description:

As the Youth Program Site Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role as the on-site contact for our residential youth empowerment programs. Your responsibilities will extend to creating a supportive environment, managing transportation logistics, and contributing to the life-changing experiences our programs offer. This position allows for flexibility to accommodate most other remote employment responsibilities. Wifi hotspots will be provided when not on the FFI campus.


This is a volunteer live-in position for the entire program duration that requires flexibility in personal space and accommodations. All daily expenses (admissions into group activities, plant-based meals meals, travel to campus, and room and board) are covered by Friends Forever International.


Join us in shaping a future where empowered youth lead the way, turning our collective aspirations into reality. The ideal candidate may be offered future opportunities as a Youth Program Site Coordinator at our international campuses in Annalong, Northern Ireland, Boom Creek, Belize, and more. We will provide excellent references and connections to our global network for successful volunteers in this role. 



We are recruiting for Youth Program Site Coordinators for the following program dates. Candidates may apply with interest in multiple dates within:

  • June 15th-August 22nd (Must be available for at least one week, multiple opportunities available)


Roles and Responsibilities: 

  1. Residential Oversight:

    • Live on-site with teens during residential leadership programs. (With private room)

    • Foster a supportive and inclusive living environment for the youth.

  2. Transportation Management:

    • Drive a 15-passenger van to transport youth to various program activities (practice drives will be included in your training). 

    • Ensure the safe and timely transportation of participants to and from designated locations.

    • Engage with community members and partners during the initial drop-off of participants and pick-up times. 

  3. Emergency Response:

    • Be the designated on-site contact for emergencies.

    • Implement emergency procedures and protocols as needed.

    • Coordinate with program leads and authorities during emergency situations.

    • Be available on-site each night in the event of an emergency. 

  4. Supervision and Mentorship:

    • Provide guidance, support, and mentorship to program participants. 

    • Foster a positive and respectful atmosphere among the youth.

    • Maintain a positive relationship with community members. 

  5. Administration:

    • Maintain accurate records related to transportation, attendance, and emergency protocols.

    • Collect and submit receipts through Expensify for program activities.

    • Ensure that program activities stay within the outlined budget. 

    • Communicate effectively with FFI Program Staff and Alumni regarding program needs. 

  6. Team Collaboration:

    • Collaborate with program leads and other on-site staff to ensure a cohesive and well-coordinated program.

    • Participate in staff meetings and training sessions as required.

  7. Cultural Competence:

    • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competence when working with a diverse group of youth.

    • Foster an inclusive environment that respects and celebrates individual differences.

  8. Promote Healthy Living:

    • Engage in plant-based eating and daily healthy living practices with the youth. 

    • Act as a resource and advocate for healthy living (this also means no smoking, energy drinks, excessive treats, etc. in front of participants). 

  9. Documentation:

    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of incidents, achievements, and other relevant information.

    • Take and submit photo documentation of activities. 

    • Submit a daily summary and report. 



  • Experience and interest in working with youth/ teens (preferably in a residential setting)

  • Must be 21 years of age.

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States. 

  • Valid US driver's license. 

  • Must pass motor vehicle and criminal background checks. 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to handle emergency situations calmly and effectively.

  • Organized, flexible, and excited to participate in a dynamic and busy leadership experience. 

  • Willingness to adhere to a plant-based diet and other healthy living practices when working with participants. 

  • First Aid and CPR training is preferred. 



  • Curriculum Delivery: Assist with the delivery of educational curriculum.

  • Personal Growth: Develop leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.

  • Impact: Make a significant difference in students' lives.

  • Networking: Expand your professional network.

  • Resume Enhancement: Strengthen your resume for future opportunities.

  • Fulfillment: Find purpose in contributing to students' success.

  • Skill Development: Acquire program management and teamwork skills.

  • Leadership Experience: Gain valuable leadership experience.

  • Community Engagement: Connect with your community.

  • Inspiration: Be motivated by students' growth and achievements.

  • Problem-Solving: Hone your creative problem-solving abilities.

  • Cultural Awareness: Increase your cultural sensitivity.

  • References: Receive positive references for future endeavors.

  • Learning: Learn from students and fellow volunteers.

  • Personal Satisfaction: Experience gratitude and appreciation from students and families.

  • International Network: Become part of the FFI Family and have access to our global hubs.


This position reports to the Program Coordinator of the specific program they are accepted for, but will deal directly with community members, program alumni leaders, other staff members, and volunteers. 


The Youth Program Site Coordinator must be available to complete approximately 15 hours of training online before travel. Training dates will be determined based on availability of all Youth Program Site Coordinators hired for a particular season. 


How to apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and contact info for three professional references to:

Amelia Burke, Operations Manager,

For more information, call 603.397.5301


FFI is looking to expand our internship offerings by working with students to create programs that help meet their goals and ours. Contact with questions about designing an internship opportunity at FFI.


All our internships will likely include the following responsibilities: 

  • Provide project management support as assigned.

  • Follow office procedures and protocols.

  • Prioritize and process correspondence, files, records, and reports.

  • Navigate, input, and retrieve information from databases and hard copy systems. 

  • Assist with internal and outgoing correspondence, proofread communications.

  • Support meetings/events with preparation, location set-up, advance materials, and minutes.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional knowledge, skills, and experience required include:

  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office and database management.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, professional demeanor & decorum. 

  • Demonstrated careful attention to detail.

  • Strong customer service orientation.

  • Resourcefulness and initiative; able to operate with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years of university schooling

Internships can be in-person or virtual

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