Childcare Volunteer for Nonprofit Support Groups


Cause Areas


Fri Mar 16, 2018 - Sun Mar 31, 2019


831 East Washington Ave.Madison, WI 53703


The Rainbow Project Mission Statement

The Rainbow Project is a mental health counseling and resource clinic, providing psychotherapy and mental health treatment for children and families who have faced trauma and other sources of stress in their lives, including child abuse, neglect, witnessing domestic violence, community violence and other sources of stress. The rainbow project helps promote recovery from such adversities and restore optimal functioning for the child and family.

Volunteer Mission Statement

The Rainbow Project volunteers collaborate with the agency and community to contribute to a safe, healthy, and nurturing world for children and families.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide childcare during caregiver support groups offered at The Rainbow Project
  • Maintain the safety and well-being of the children
  • Work alongside other volunteers to supervise children
  • Practice patience, limit-setting, and conflict resolution
  • Effectively communicate with the caregiver and group facilitator
  • Adhere to confidentiality policies


  • Minimum of 1 year experience working or volunteering with children under the age of 10
  • Available every Friday 4:00-6:00 PM
  • Must be able to pass a caregiver background check
  • Preference for those with a background in psychology, social work, early childhood, or a similar field

Commitment Expected

  • Minimum commitment of 1 year


Volunteers will receive general childcare orientation and training, along with an educational training on the impact of trauma on young children. Volunteers have access to clinical staff to receive supervision, consultation, and support.


  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 2 hrs per week
  • Must complete Volunteer Application & Background Check form

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