The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
With 100 families staying in the Metropolitan Ministries Residential programs, the childcare needs are immense. We are looking for a Volunteer Leader who is comfortable working in our Promiseland classrooms. As the parents go to work and take classes, we are able to provide a safe and loving environment for their most important members, their kids. The attendance fluctuates day-to-day so the Leader should be comfortable with children from infants to five years old.
Duties and Responsibilities: - Maintains an open, friendly and cooperative relationship with each child and family - Promote feelings of security and trust in infants and toddlers - Talk, sing and read to children - Respond consistently to infants needs for food and comfort - Assist in providing a clean space for infants to grow - Other duties as assigned by Promiseland staff - Supervise and monitor the safety of children - Help children keep good hygiene - Change the diapers of infants and toddlers - Organize activities so that children can learn about the world and explore interests
Experience: - 1-2 years working in a Child Education environment - Basics for caring for young children - Knowledgeable about how to hold babies, proper cleanliness when changing, rocking and feeding infants - Comfortable working with and around children and managing disorderly behavior