YWCA Family Village Redmond is a safe and beautiful building located in downtown Redmond with 20 units of transitional housing for families who have experienced homelessness. YWCA offices and services are located on the first floor, with recreational facilities on the south-facing side of the building. FVR offers additional programs and services such as Early-Learning & Head Start for children, Working Wardrobe for clients looking to dress to impress on interviews, and a Basic Food & Employment Training Program for clients. FVR is ADA accessible. Wheelchair-accessible bathrooms are available.
The FVR Early Learning Center Volunteer will work with program staff to help facilitate a positive, safe, healthy learning environment for children ages 12 months to 5 years. We provide services to low income and homeless children and their families from the Redmond community as well as families that live in our transitional housing units above the Early Learning Center. The YWCA values diversity and champions anti-racism policies and program delivery. Hand-in-hand with the teaching staff, the Center Assistant Volunteers continue to promote the YWCA values, as well as help children develop their individualized goals, develop self help skills, and learn problem solving skills.
- Work directly with the Lead Teacher and Teacher Assistant.
- Implement units of study.
- Engage with children in a meaningful manner.
- Assist with fostering children's healthy problem-solving and self-help skills.
- Must complete a background check.
- Must have TB testing done or completed within 30 days of start date.
- Attend a YWCA Volunteer Orientation within 30 days of start date.
- Ability to volunteer 4-6 hours per week.
- Availability to volunteer during regular workday hours Mon-Fri. Schedule to be determined with program staff.
- Time commitment: 3-6 months.
- Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
- Can receive service-learning hours or school credit.
- Initial orientation with Center Director.
- On-the-job training for youth development and engagement skills.
- Make an impact helping young children develop important skills and habits.
- Gain experience volunteering in a Head Start program.
- Child Development
- Youth Activities Management
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- Child Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 3-6 months
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