Adult Training Director
StandUp for Kids - National Office
Director of Adult Training
The Director of Adult Training for STANDUP FOR KIDS will work in cooperation with other
members of the leadership team to determine the ongoing training needs of the volunteers.
Responsible to the Director of Volunteers for the STANDUP FOR KIDS for the Adult Training
Program. The training program includes the initial training of new volunteers and monthly ongoing training for all volunteers. After completion of initial training, all volunteers should attend
the monthly training sessions, which should include, but not limited to presentations on the
CPR First Aid Drug Task Force
Gang Task Force Rape Crisis Intervention Planned Parenthood
Alcoholics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous Foster Care
AIDS Crisis Counseling Juvenile Probation
Call the United Way to see what organizations will give presentation on the above topics. Other
sources are the Police Department, Hospitals, Fire Departments, and etc.
Plans and coordinates the Adult Training Program with the Director of Volunteers.
Coordinates with the Directors of Outreach & Apartment Support for training of new volunteers,
who will serve as Outreach or Apartment Support Counselors.
Candidates should possess the following skills:
1. Enthusiastic team player able to work effectively with both leadership and volunteers
2. Strong leadership ability
3. Ability to plan and manage work with minimum direction
4. Superior verbal communication skills
5. Excellent organizational and planning skills
6. Strong sense of personal integrity
7. Sincere desire to help homeless and street kids
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Adult Training Program
Basically, training consists of eight two-hour classes as set forth in the National training
Manual. The training can be conducted in a variety of ways; (1) two whole Saturdays (if
volunteers are provided all the training materials ahead of time, (2) four half-Saturdays, (3)
or eight individual sessions, (4) a combination of the first three. Typically, we should use
what is best for the majority of the volunteers. However, experience has proven that eight
classes, which start every other month, is the tried and true way!
After the initial four training sessions, there is another four training sessions for Apartment
Support and Outreach Counselors. The whole training scenario looks like this:
1. Orientation 2. Volunteer Bonding
3. Our Homeless Kids 4. Independent Living Skills
These above classes will be given to every volunteer who wants to become involved in
STANDUP FOR KIDS. Anyone who wants "hands on" with kids, in any setting, will receive
the additional four classes:
OUTREACH APARTMENT SUPPORT
5. Personal Interview 5. Personal Interview
6. Adult Role Playing 6. Adult Role Playing
7. Street Orientation 7. Apartment Support Orientation
8. Role Playing with Kids 8. Role Playing with Kids
A typical training evolution might be: Conduct an orientation and show the video on the first
Monday and Tuesday of each Month. Every other month on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays
cover Volunteer Bonding, Our Homeless Kids, and Independent Living Skills classes.
The four initial training sessions are conducted every other month only. Then the following
month is devoted to Outreach and Apartment Support training. Therefore, initial training is
conducted during February, April, June, August, and October. Outreach and Apartment
Support Training is conducted during March, May, July, September, and November.
No training is conducted in December or January. The fall is reserved for completing plans
for the holidays and working on program budgets and goals for the following year.
It is also an excellent time for house (program) cleaning, electing new members, and etc.
Completion of Training Certificates. Provide full name and date completed training.
About StandUp for Kids - National Office
200 Nelson Ferry Road, Suite B, Decatur, GA 30030, US
The mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States. We do this, every day, in cities across America. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives
StandUp for Kids fights to end youth homelessness by providing resources to homeless and at-risk kids. Resources range from basic hygiene, healthcare, counseling mentoring, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation to support through our four core programs: Street Outreach, Mentoring, Outreach Centers and Apartment Support.
Aside from these resources and services, StandUp for Kids provides a caring community who values all homeless and at-risk youth. Our mentors and volunteers establish non-threatening relationships with youth and provide them with the love and support of family, helping guide them to independence, education, and self-sufficiency.