Volunteer for the Advisory Team

The Lakota YouthStay (LYS) program seeks volunteers to join the  LYS Advisory Team representing both the Pine Ridge reservation and the greater Boston area.  The Lakota YouthStay Advisory Team members are asked to help ensure that the organization does the best work possible in pursuit of its goals. Volunteer Advisors believe in the purpose and the mission of the organization and will act responsibly and prudently as its steward and advocate.  The primary functions of the Advisory Team are:

  • to guide the development of the program in a culturally sensitive and honorable way to facilitate trust, understanding and respect between all Lakota YouthStay stake holders;
  • to introduce and promote the program to youth/families on the reservation and in the greater Boston area;
  • to assist with providing information to interested youth, hosts, families and others;
  • to assist with recruiting, vetting and guiding youth and local hosts through the application process;
  • to assist with preparing youth and host families for program participation;
  • to assist with travel, program arrangements and, if invited, chaperoning the youth during their stay in Boston;
  • if invited to chaperone, will lead and/or assist with all program activities, as requested,  throughout the YouthStay experience
  • to assist with pre/post-trip youth and family get-togethers
  • to assist with pre/post-trip surveys for youth and families and program  improvement initiatives
  • to organize, lead and/or participate in Lakota YouthStay fundraising activities throughout the year

To learn more about the duties and responsibilities related to being on the Advisory Team, click here. To volunteer for the Lakota YouthStay Advisory Team, click the button below.