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Spend a Friday evening entertaining & supervising children in foster care

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ORGANIZATION: MORE THAN A BED

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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More Than a Bed is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide essential items to foster, kinship, and adoptive families for the children in their homes because every child deserves to be valued. We have various events throughout the year and this one, although a lot of fun for the children we serve, allows a break for the caregivers.

Parents Night Out provides care for 130+ children whose caregivers enjoy a well-deserved 4 1/2 hour break. We are searching for energic people who love children; those with a heart to play, laugh, and play more. Children are ages newborn to 12 years old.

We are looking for assistance in the following areas:
~ Set-up (1-4pm)
~ Escort children to their classrooms/dinner afterward (3:45 pm - 7:30 pm)
~ Supervise children in their classrooms (4 pm - 9 pm)
~ People who don't have a time commitment and can stay the whole time (3 pm - 10 pm)

We have a well-planned evening for the children in attendance. The children will all be assigned a classroom specific to their ages/needs. They are expected to stay in the classrooms unless going to a certain area of the building for that event (magician, storytime, face painting, outdoor activity, dinner to name a few). The caregivers will arrive by 4 pm and will pick up their children at 9 pm. We will need help cleaning up afterward.

If you can only volunteer a couple of hours, please don't pass this up. We'll find a task for you!

4 Shifts

  • Fri Sep 23, 2022 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    We need volunteers to assist with set-up prior to the event
  • Fri Sep 23, 2022 - 03:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    This custom shift is for the volunteer who can stay the entire time.
  • Fri Sep 23, 2022 - 03:45 PM to 07:30 PM
    This opportunity is for volunteers who will bring the children to their assigned classrooms & escort all classrooms to & from the cafeteria.
  • Fri Sep 23, 2022 - 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM
    This shift is for volunteers to supervise the children in their assigned classrooms.
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About MORE THAN A BED

Location:

3637 North 1ST Avenue, TUCSON, AZ 85719, US

Mission Statement

More Than a Bed's mission is to provide essential items to foster, kinship, and adoptive families for the children in their homes because every child deserves to be valued.

Description

More Than a Bed was established in September 2014. We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and are a Christian resource center for foster and adoptive families. Our vision is to inspire the community to get involved in the life of a foster child and support the family providing care. To encourage new families to be licensed and existing families to remain licensed with the goal of every child in Pima County and its surrounding areas to have a safe place to call home.
In our 5,000 sq ft warehouse we provide clothing, shoes, bedding, baby items, school items, books, cribs, toys, household items for the families to come in and shop for free for the items they need to provide for the child/children placed in their care. Through grants we purchase items much needed including cribs, twin and toddler beds, bunk beds, diapers and underwear. We believe every child should feel valued, so by helping the families get the essential needs for the children we hope we are accomplishing this.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

Fri Sep 23, 2022
04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
This opportunity has 4 shifts

WHERE

address to be given prior to eventTucson, AZ 85704

(32.34032,-110.97822)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We would love a commitment for the entire time but can make arrangements for split shifts.
  • Those with a DPS Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card, please provide your card number and expiration date.

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