You have a big, noble purpose that could change the world.  Yet often non-profit organizations do not have the resources to initiate, promote or implement programs which can elevate your success.  Now is the time to take a step forward by collaborating with 12plus1.  Through 12plus1 you will receive a one, five or ten-month volunteer to support your mission.  These individuals will be enthusiastic, competent and chosen through a competitive selection process. They can help you in programming, marketing/communications, administration, fundraising or event planning.  In addition to the guidance provided by you, the service site, volunteers will participate in a weekly formation day and be provided a mentor to help them grow their skills.  As a service site you will receive:

  • A volunteer for 32 hours (ages 18-24) or 4 hours (ages 21+) for one, five or ten months.

  • Assistance in developing a job description for the role.

  • Collaboration in selecting the individual.

  • Goal setting and performance evaluation of the apprentice.



Organizations interested in being a part of 12plus1 should be prepared to:

  • Pay a fee to 12plus1- scale is below.

  • Create a brief description of the position needed and assist in the promotion of the position.

  • Allow a web link to your website to be displayed on 12plus1 website.

  • Provide a detailed job description, with clear tasks and goals.

  • Participate in the selection process particularly interviews.

  • Have an on-site supervisor for the volunteer and a consistent contact person for 12plus1.

  • Provide practical support and resources (such as office supplies, desk, computer or other tools necessary) that will enable the volunteer to attain their goals.

  • Offer an orientation process for the volunteer at the start of their service.

  • Participate in an evaluation process for the volunteer.

  • Include the volunteer in appropriate level staff meetings.

  • Create a professional work environment and culture that nurtures an excellent work experience.




A volunteer would serve your organization for one, five or ten months.  Month long volunteers would serve from June to July. Year long volunteers would be at your site from August and end mid-May.  Semester volunteers would serve from August to December or January to May. Service sites would participate in the selection process of their volunteer. 


Just Work: 

  • 4 hour volunteer = $1000

  • 8 hour volunteer = $2000

Discovery House: 

  • One month volunteer = $1000

  • Semester long volunteer = $5000

  • Ten Month volunteer = $10,000

Cost helps cover the costs associated with housing, feeding and providing a formation experience for the participants.


Contact 12plus1 to explore if participation is right for your organization.