When a family is in crisis, a child faces turmoil and the lack of safe, reliable childcare is a huge barrier to parents accessing the medical support and other services they need.
Join a stimulating, fun childcare facility providing support while parents and guardians go to medical appointments and procedures or visit family members in the hospital. Enhance the safety and connection for children 6 weeks to 10 years whose family may be experiencing a medical crisis.
Collaborate with our experienced staff to set-up the play area, supervise children of all ages, manage snack time & diapers changes, and lead special activities. Beyond this basic childcare, Train to interact with each child in a way that supports their resilience to any trauma they may be experiencing.
Past volunteers have enjoyed on how eager the children are to connect with them, and the diverse ages and backgrounds of children they get to meet. If you are consistent, eager to learn, skilled at connecting with children, and enjoy creating new relationships, we'd love to tell you more!
Commit to one half-day a week, Monday Friday mornings or early afternoons, for a minimum of 3 months to gain valuable skills working with a variety of children and get training in child development and crisis intervention.
St. Vincent Hospital, 9205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland OR 97225
Drop-In Child Care Services: Provides a source of support for families who would not have any other options for child care as they face stressful situations in their lives, in court and hospital settings. We offer a trauma-informed approach to our clients.
Our Vision Volunteers of America Oregon is a leader in creating vibrant, compassionate communities where every member is valued, every home is safe and every life is self-determined. Our Mission Volunteers of America Oregon changes lives by promoting self-determination, building strong communities and standing for social justice. Our Values High quality of service to our community. Ethical communications, Diversity, inclusiveness and equality, Partnership/collaborations and innovative solutions, Compassion and acceptance.
Since 1896, Volunteers of America Oregon has worked to change lives by promoting self-determination and building strong communities. Today, through the dedication of over 300 staff members and more than 1000 volunteers, we help thousands of families in the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington areas. We serve men, woman and children with a continuum of services, touching individuals from all walks of life, from the youngest to the oldest.
Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
9205 SW Barnes RdPortlandPortland, OR97225
September 27, 2020
Must be at least 16
Mon-Fri mornings or early afternoons, min-3 months