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Welcome to the Cuyuna Range Youth Center

previewThe Cuyuna Range Youth Center is a non-profit organization. It operates solely by fund raisers, donations, contributions and grants from very generous people, all with a goal in mind of providing a safe, fun place for all youth to gather and be guided by caring adults.

During the school year, our facility averages serving 35 students each night. The Youth Center is open 11 months of the year (closed August) to all students in grades 7-12. Grades 5-6 are also served the first and third Monday of every month during the school year from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Students are often involved in activities like basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, pool, music, and computer games. Students also participate in over 25 highly successful educational and community driven programs.

We offer a wide variety of intergenerational and community service programs designed to bring the community, seniors, and youth together for their mutual enrichment.

The Cuyuna Range is home to the cities of Crosby, Ironton, Deerwood, Cuyuna, and other small townships. Youth from the entire area are welcome to “hang out” at the center.



Program & Volunteer Coordinator 

Open date 7/19/18

Close Date 8/3/18

25 hours/week must be available Thurs, Fri & Sat nights

Competitive salary DOQ


  1. Plan and lead (10) Youth Center activities, (10) community service projects, and (10) youth planned fundraisers per school calendar year.
  2. With each of these events you are responsible for:
    1. Communicating all events to the youth.
    2. Coordinating with the Programming & Volunteer Committee and the Youth Board.
    3. Notifying the Public Relations Coordinator of upcoming events (2) weeks prior to ensure publicity.
    4. Recruiting adult and youth volunteers for each event.
    5. Tracking youth attendance at each event.
    6. Including events in a monthly activity report for the monthly Board meeting.
  3. Other duties include:
    1. Schedule Youth Board meetings and oversee the leadership of that board.
    2. Attend programming committee meetings as scheduled.
    3. Act as a liaison between the youth and the Board.
    4. Present youth concerns or conflicts to the Board of Directors ASAP.
    5. Maintain youth board records and financial documents. Provide the board with a monthly report of those finances.
    6. Obtain Board approval for all expenditures prior to making a purchase.
    7. Maintain all records for the youth in files and a database.
    8. Be knowledgeable of the rules of the Center and responsibilities of volunteers.
    9. Recruit, interview and conduct background checks on potential volunteers.
    10. Supervise and schedule staff for Open Hours Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights.


Minimum of two years college education.  Prefer that individual has experience working with youth in grades 7-12, conflict management skills and ability to handle stressful situations.  

Email cover letter and resume to cryc@crosbyironton.net Call 218.839.5508 with questions  


Volunteers are always needed and welcome to help in any number of ways. For more information, please call the Cuyuna Range Youth Center at 218-545-6575.

Participation is also encouraged by way of monetary gifts, since the center exists only through the kind giving of people like you.

If you can help, please use the donation button on our website or mail your gift directly to Cuyuna Range Youth Center, PO Box 263, Crosby, MN 56441.

Every dollar that you donate goes directly to helping the kids. Any donations are greatly appreciated.