Drop-In Childcare for Families accessing legal services at the Multnomah County Courthouse

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Volunteers of America Oregon

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A courtroom is no place for a child. Harsh words, confrontations, possibly even seeing parents in handcuffs -- these are traumatic experiences for young children who have to tag along when family members are involved in court actions.

CourtCare is a free drop-in child care program for children ages six weeks to ten years located in downtown Portland's Multnomah County Courthouse

Join a stimulating, fun childcare facility providing support while parents and guardians go to legal appointments. Enhance the safety and connection for children 6 weeks to 10 years whose family may be experiencing a legal crisis.

Collaborate with our experienced staff to set-up the play area, supervise children of all ages 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 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 between 8:00-4:30, 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.

Multnomah County Courthouse, 1021 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

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.


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About Volunteers of America Oregon

Location:

3910 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multnomah County Courthouse1021 SW 4thPortland, OR 97204

(45.51617,-122.67844)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Care
  • Crisis Intervention

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Commit to one half-day a week, Monday-Friday between 8:00-4:30, for a minimum of 3 months

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