Teen Group Volunteer


(42.34678,-71.20723)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

P.O. Box 600213Newtonville, MA 02460

About

Purpose: Teen Group Volunteers work with staff to implement meaningful and engaging activities with teen group participants. Teen group typically takes place in the community, such as the park, gym, museums, YMCA, etc. where the teens are able to build relationships with each other. Teen Group Volunteers are primarily responsible for engaging the teens in group activities; this can also include facilitating conversations around topics like homelessness, bullying, and family violence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and participate in appropriate activities while creating an atmosphere that is physically and emotionally safe for youth and teens
  • Encourage proper interactions and communication skills among the teen group
  • Act as a positive role model to the teens and provide positive reinforcement

Time Commitment: Teen Group meets Tuesday evenings (5-8pm) during the summer and Wednesday evenings (5-8pm) during the school year
Minimum one year commitment preferred

Qualifications:

  • Ability to be patient, consistent, flexible, and reliable
  • Is non-judgmental and thoughtful about issues of homelessness and family violence
  • Ability & confidence to model safe non-violent behaviors for teens and facilitate conversation
  • Deep desire to work toward social justice for survivors and their families
  • Individuals who have experience working with teens are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Individuals who enjoy being physically active are strongly encouraged to apply

Support Provided: Teen Group Volunteers are required to complete comprehensive training as they will be working directly with youth survivors. Both the Youth Program Facilitator and Volunteer & Training Coordinator are available for questions and support.

Benefits:

  • Gain experience working with youth and adolescents
  • Satisfaction of knowing you are helping meet the social & emotional needs of youth who have experienced domestic violence
  • Opportunities to attend trainings facilitated by staff
  • Be thanked for all of your hard work at our volunteer appreciation event!

Skills

  • Child Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • one year time commitment preferred

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