Volunteers would be assisting with providing parent break time, which allows parents to have short-term (up to 3-hour) respite services. Volunteers may also assist with other child care coverage needs, such as during Parent Resource Nights, parent support group events and meetings, and more. Volunteers would provide supervision and engagement for their children, between the ages of 2-10, including children with disabilities. This would be a great fit for anyone with experience in fields such as special education, recreation, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, speech path, psychology, experiential education, etcetera, or students who are interested in or studying related fields.
A background check is required. Although this is a volunteer position, a certain level of professionalism and work quality is expected.
As a volunteer, you would be able to gain experience and work with professionals in various fields related to youth development and recreation, be able to interact with both clients and community families directly, gain experience with multiple aspects of a professional service organization, and have fun (because we believe that's important too!). Play is a crucial part of how children learn, develop skills, and have positive experiences and relationships -- and, as a volunteer, you would be playing an integral and important role in that.