Childcare Volunteer

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Crisis Center

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Crisis Center

Overview of Position: Provide childcare to infants, toddlers, preschool, and school age children.

Time commitment: Childcare is sporadic; needs are determined by client requests. Flexibility is key.

Specific Tasks: Include but not limited to: supervising structured activities, assisting with light paperwork, creating positive interactions with children

Qualifications/Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age. In order to be considered for position, the following needs to be accomplished:

v Complete the volunteer application;

v Interview with the Volunteer Coordinator;

v Attend the general volunteer orientation;

v Pay for your background checks;

v Pass background and reference check (at least two references outside of family members);

v Pass and complete CCADV and mandated reporter online training;

v Attend the direct service training;

v Complete basic hands-on training at the shelter (if volunteering at that site);

v Attend volunteer education/support meetings;

v Pay for and pass TRAILS (child abuse database) check;

v Commit to one year of service to the Crisis Center, and volunteer at least four times/month either during the day, or evenings for two hours at a time

v Attend monthly volunteer meetings

v Childcare training

Volunteer must be able to work independently and maintain a compassionate image in line with the beliefs of the Crisis Center. Position can be stressful as can be expected with children that have experienced domestic violence; therefore, empathy, compassion, and ability to set boundaries are key. Previous childcare experience not required.

Benefits to Volunteer: Becoming an integral part of the healing process for clients; help children develop positive behaviors with others; help children have positive and safe interactions with adults

Location: varies

Volunteer goals for this position:

  1. Increased experience with survivors of domestic violence
  2. Increased experience with children affected by domestic violence
  3. Assist in expanding our care for our clients by helping us to offer childcare

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various locations in Douglas and Elbert CountyCastle Rock, CO 80104

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Youth Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Care
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 times/month--1 year minimum
  • See job description for additional requirements

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