Meet Our Team

Volunteers for Youth is an innovative, community organization providing diverse, quality programs to help local youth.

Team Members

Scott Dreyer

Scott Dreyer

Community Service Coordinator

Scott Dreyer joined Volunteers for Youth in January of 2002 as a mentoring program coordinator and now serves as a coordinator in the community service program. Scott grew up in Chapel Hill and Pittsboro and moved back to the Triangle area after graduating from UNC-Pembroke in 2000. Scott appreciates that Volunteers for Youth provides opportunities to help keep youth on a positive track, as well as assisting those who may need help getting back on track. In addition to his other duties, Scott coordinates Volunteers for Youth’s annual golf tournament.

Jadda Jefferies

Jadda Jefferies

Youth Activities Coordinator

Jadda Jefferies joined Volunteers for Youth in 2020 as our Youth Project Coordinator. A native of Burlington, NC, Jadda graduated from Elizabeth City State University where she earned a masters in Sports Management with a concentration in Business Management. Since her graduation in 2016, Jadda has worked across the state of North Carolina serving youth in various capacities. Jadda‘s position with Volunteers for Youth is part-time and when she’s not at VFY, you can find her at Boomerang Youth, working with many of the same teens she’s gotten to know at VFY.

Quincy McDuffie

Quincy McDuffie

Youth Service Coordinator

Quincy McDuffie joined the Volunteers for Youth staff in 2020 as a Youth Service Coordinator. An honors graduate from North Carolina State University, Quincy earned his B.S. in Human Biology with minors in Psychology and Sports Science. Born in Los Angeles, CA but raised in Chapel Hill, NC, Quincy has built a well-established relationship with the Orange County community. He did that not only through his time in grade school, going to Phillips Middle School and East Chapel Hill High School, but also by serving on the board of Boomerang Youth as a Development Committee chair. He worked with Boomerang throughout his undergraduate studies, and now he looks forward to working with Volunteers for Youth post-graduate studies to continue to serve at-risk youth in this community.

Steven Rodriquez

Steven Rodriquez

Teen Court Coordinator

Steven Rodriguez joined the Volunteers for Youth staff in 2019 after receiving his B.A. in Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon. Born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Eugene, OR, Steven began working at Volunteers for Youth shortly after moving to Carrboro. At VFY, Steven coordinates Teen Court and facilitates a boys group at Stanback Middle School. In both of these roles, Steven welcomes the opportunity to achieve his dream of helping at-risk youth reach their full potential.

Susan Worley

Susan Worley

Executive Director, Mentoring Coordinator

Susan Worley is a lifelong resident of Chapel Hill. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC and also earned her master’s degree in social work at UNC. In 1988, she was hired as the executive director of Volunteers for Youth and has been with the organization ever since. In addition to her director’s job, Susan coordinates Volunteers for Youth’s mentoring program. Susan feels fortunate that her job allows her not only to help connect many adults with children in need of positive adult role models but to serve as a mentor herself to staff, interns, and volunteers at Volunteers for Youth.

Bonner Leaders

UNC’s Bonner Leaders Program assigns work-study students with a commitment to public service to one of thirteen local nonprofits where they work throughout their college career.

Abby Gillis

Abby Gillis

Bonner Leader, Girls Group Coordinator

Abby has been with Volunteers for Youth since 2018. A graduate of Midway High School in Sampson County, Abby is an honors student at UNC and a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Society. She is a double major in history and human development and family studies with a minor in medieval and early modern studies. Abby has found her calling at Volunteers for Youth running weekly girls’ groups that meet at Smith Middle School. Outside of school and work, Abby loves to play volleyball and volunteer at Center Baptist Daycare in her hometown.

Eliud Mburu

Eliud Mburu

Bonner Leader, Boys Group Coordinator

A UNC biology major from Winston-Salem, Eliud Mburu has been with Volunteers for Youth since 2017. Along with participating in the Bonner Leadership Program, Eliud is part of the Honors College, Men of Color/Start Strong, and the Collegiate Institute at Chapel Hill. Eliud is also a Young Life Leader at Phillips Middle School. At VFY, Eliud coordinates a boys group for Black males at Stanback Middle School. In whatever free time he has, Eliud enjoys running, longboarding, painting and photography.

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