Program Volunteer Roles
A Group Buddy’s primary role is to assist his or her assigned Client Care Specialist by engaging with the children. As a group buddy, you will be assigned a group of 2-4 children, engaging them in a variety of activities, whether playing with them in the gym or on the playground, making crafts with them, reading books to them, or playing on the Xbox or Wii!
Our Morning Helpers serve during our school-year program and assist staff with making beds and cleaning the pods after the kids leave for school. Being a morning person is a requirement since the shift starts bright and early at 6:30 am!
Being a Pool Helper is a fun way to interact with the children. The heated pool is 2 ½-3 ½ feet deep and wheelchair accessible. You will be in the pool with a certified lifeguard and can engage the children by playing basketball, squirting water guns, or playing with beach balls.
As a Kitchen Helper, you are responsible for helping to prepare meals and snacks for the children staying at Jill’s House. Due to our children’s many different dietary needs and restrictions, the kitchen is the perfect place for you if you have an eye for detail.
Chapel Helpers help share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in ways our children can easily comprehend. Chapel includes times of prayer, singing, and Bible reading. Chapel helpers must be passionate about their faith in Christ and comfortable interacting directly with children with special needs.
Our Weekend Receptionists are responsible for greeting our families as they either drop off or pick up their children for the weekend. The receptionists direct parents to the sign in sheet and assist with other check in/check out responsibilities.
Additional Volunteer Roles
Event Helpers assist at our various Jill’s House events, ranging from The Big Band Dance to the Annual Open House to our Links for Little Ones Golf Tournament to our Celebration of Special Children Gala. Event roles may include set-up and tear down tasks, registration, greeting visitors, helping with auctions, or giving tours.
Administrative Helpers assist the Jill’s House office staff with everything from mailings to data entry, filing to computer work. Organization and attention to detail are key characteristics of an administrative helper. These tasks can be completed at almost any time during our staff’s office hours (Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm).
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- Serve at least 2 shifts/month (for 3 hours each)
- Live in the Northern VA/MD/DC area. Provide proof of a tuberculosis test from within the last month.