Child Care volunteers provide supervision to children in shelter; generally ranging from 0-12 years old, while parents attend group sessions in shelter. This is a great opportunity to bring in/create your own activity, or utilize items in shelter, to provide an escape for the children and allow them to be kids, allowing parents to focus in group sessions.
· Supervise young children in shelter while their parents attend group sessions
· Provide an activity for kids in shelter or utilize shelter items to engage children
· Navigate typical situations such as sharing and temper tantrums
· NOT EXPECTED to change diapers or potty train children; parents are in shelter for any of these situations.
· Have fun!
How to Volunteer: Volunteers sign up for dates depending on availability & openings.
Training: Depending on your availability, meet with Volunteer Manager, or Shelter Client Advocate to walk-thru shelter. On the day of Child Care shift, you will have the assistants of Shelter Client Advocates to get started and throughout the entirety of the shift.
Background check, Training
-Volunteer Orientation. Mandatory for everyone before becoming volunteers. It is also a great chance to get any questions answered. Details and sign-ups through here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e45afa92ca4fd0-pillars
-Background Check( free of charge and really quick. Some experience with children is required, such as being with siblings, formal experience working at a daycare, babysitter or child service center)
-Check for Pillars' availabilities through https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e45afa92ca4fd0-child then sign up for a shift at least one week ahead of time.
-If Volunteer as a group, group leader needs to fill out a wavier and all group members have to sign their names on it.
-Please email email@example.com for any questions.
-18 years or older
-Great patience, problem-solving skills, and dependability
-Be able to find joy in engaging with children
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