Become a BUDDY Today!


(41.2702,-95.86543)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

MICAH House1415 Avenue JCouncil Bluffs, IA 51501

Building Upon Dreams. Developing Youngsters.

About

Become a BUDDY today!

Building Upon Dreams Developing Youngsters

Our new BUDDY program is based on a trauma informed play model adapted from a program in Washington D.C. As a BUDDY you can take our kids through age appropriate activities, build lego towers, read them a book, play musical instruments, and most importantly have FUN!

Enjoy working with children 6 months to 8 years of age? MICAH House is looking for BUDDYs to assist with some night time play activities. The BUDDY Program will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A BUDDY must be over the age of 18; however, an adult or group of adults may chaperone children under the age of 18 to help facilitate one-time or occasional programming.

WHAT IS THE MICAH HOUSE BUDDY PROGRAM?

The MICAH House BUDDY Program is meant to engage the more than 350 children we serve in a years’ time with trauma informed play opportunities. We truly want to Build Upon Dreams and Develop our Youngsters!

WHAT DOES THE BUDDY PROGRAM DO?:

* Play Programs: A BUDDY will help children learn and heal through play by supervising play spaces, facilitating conflict resolution, and by allowing therapeutic self-expression through art and culture, STEM activities, literacy, character strength building/emotional intelligence, and recreation

* Referrals: Connect families to services needed to overcome challenges

* Special visitors: Bring new ideas, experiences, and energy to our children

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Child Care
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services
  • Literacy / Reading

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once per week or twice per month position
  • Enjoy working with children and complete a two hour training and background check.
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