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Waypoint Services

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OPPORTUNITY SUMMARY:

Waypoint is looking for volunteers to provide childcare during weekly support groups for victims of domestic violence. Support groups offer a chance for survivors to connect with others and share their experiences in a safe, supportive space. Support groups are offered in Cedar Rapids on Mondays and in Waterloo on Tuesdays, both from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

TIME COMMITMENT:

Volunteers must commit to either a weekly or bi-weekly schedule. With group starting at 6:00 p.m., volunteers must arrive by 5:45 p.m.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead children in active play/structured activities
  • Provide a safe, welcoming environment for the children
  • Keep an eye on children while parents participate in group with advocates

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 18 years-old
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must complete 20 hours of online training through the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN:

  • Certification as a victim counselor through the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • An understanding of the effects of second-hand trauma on children
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of homelessness, domestic violence, and other factors and how they impact poverty and oppression
  • A working relationship with victim advocates
  • Insight into the nonprofit world

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About Waypoint Services

Location:

318 5th Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, US

Mission Statement

To strengthen and empower individuals who are homeless, living in poverty, or victims of domestic violence; and give children access to gaining the essential skills vital to reaching their full potential through quality child care.

Description

Aiding individuals experiencing crisis due to homelessness, poverty, or domestic violence, Waypoint serves as a vital community resource. Throughout its 121-year history, Waypoint has dedicated itself to providing human services that meet the ever-evolving needs of area women, children, and families.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

318 5th Street SECedar Rapids, IA 52401

(41.97854,-91.66248)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2.5 hours either weekly or bi-weekly
  • Must complete 20 hours of online training through the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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