As a Youth Worker with Youth Unlimited Vancouver Outreach, Sarah works alongside Amanda Ratzlaff running the ‘Friday Program’. They offer a safe space for vulnerable youth to come and be; to be invited, to be seen, and to be known. It is a space where they hold onto hope for one another and ponder who God is and what God has for each of them. In the words of one of their youth, Friday group is “like a family.”
Sarah has always had a heart for working with people and believes there is so much beauty to be discovered in community. She got involved with Youth Unlimited back in 2020 while completing the Youth Outreach Certificate Program– Lifeteams. During the program, Sarah had the opportunity to do a youth work practicum in an alternative high-school. She absolutely loved working with youth and journeying alongside them as they explored life’s big and little questions. Talking about all things from “Is water wet?” to “Do dogs go to heaven?” to “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Sarah’s favourite response is often “Tell me what got you thinking about that?” After Lifeteams, Sarah continued volunteering with Youth Unlimited as a youth worker until officially joining as staff!
Aside from working, she’s slowly chipping away at a Bachelors of Social Work and when she’s not doing school or work, you can find her taking slow, quiet days in the mountains or by the ocean… or where good snacks and good people are!
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