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Mini Bus and Learning Transport Mentor

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Position: Mini Bus and Learning Transport Mentor

Department: Edison and Main Downtown Sites

Director: Transportation Coordinator

Position Hours: Morning and Afternoon Rider

MISSION STATEMENT: Eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Mini Bus and Learning Transport Mentor provide a safe and pleasant ride for the children in our moving classroom. You play an important part in these young children’s lives. The time you spend with them and the knowledge you share while riding to and from YWCA will leave a lasting impression. As you mentor and support each child, you help them feel safe, comfortable and learn to follow the bus rules.


  1. 18 years of age, or
  2. 17 years of age and currently in a vocation for Early Education.
  3. Must understand and follow Michigan Car Seat Laws.
  4. Must be First Aid and CPR certified or willing to become certified.
  5. Must be able to oversee and supervise multiple children on the bus.
  6. Must be able to work with people/children of diverse backgrounds.
  7. Must be patient and have a calm demeanor.
  8. Tb Test Required
  9. A Fingerprint Test may be required. Contingent upon volunteer hours.

Child Care Licensing Rules: R 400.8125 volunteer requirements. Rule 125. (1) All volunteers shall provide appropriate care and supervision of children at all times. (2) All volunteers shall act in a manner that is conducive to the welfare of children. (3) All supervised volunteers shall receive a public sex offender registry (PSOR) clearance before having any contact with a child in care. A copy of this clearance must be kept on file at the center. (4) A licensee shall have a written policy regarding screening and supervision of volunteers, including volunteers who are parents of a child in care. The policy must include a statement that any individual registered on the public sex offender registry (PSOR) is prohibited from having contact with any child in care. (5) A written statement must be signed and dated by a volunteer before volunteering indicating all of the following information: (a) The individual is aware that abuse and neglect of children is against the law. (b) The individual has been informed of the center’s policies on child abuse and neglect. (c) The individual knows that all staff and volunteers are required by law to immediately report suspected abuse and neglect to children’s protective services. R 400.8128 Staff; volunteer; tuberculosis. Rule 128. A center shall keep on file at the center evidence to verify that each child care staff member and each volunteer who has contact with children at least 4 hours per week for more than 2 consecutive weeks is free from communicable tuberculosis (TB). Verification of TB status is required within 1 year before employment or volunteering. History: 2013 AACS; 2019 AACS. R 400.8131 Professional development requirements. Rule 131. (1) The center shall provide an orientation about the center’s policies and practices and these administrative rules.

Statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.


  1. Assist children safely onto the bus and properly secure them according to Michigan Law.
  2. Unbuckle and guide children off the bus.
  3. Communicate with and assist supervision of children while on the bus.
  4. Communicate any concerns and/or positives to parent(s)/Guardian(s).
  5. Make the bus a safe space for the children.
  6. Report any unsafe conditions to staff.
  7. Safeguard confidential information gained as a result of the volunteer position.
  8. Observe all Department of Motor Vehicle rules and regulations and make sure all speed limits are observed.
  9. Ensure all state-mandated items are present and in good working order.
  10. Complete Passenger Log forms as children arrive and depart the van.
  11. Keep the vans litter-free and clean up after each van run.


  1. Michigan Child Seat Law and proper usage of seat buckles
  2. Training ride with YWCA staff
  3. Children’s Center Orientation
  4. YWCA transportation training
  5. Volunteer Orientation, handbook, and job description

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353 E. Michigan Avenue, 1155 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, US

Mission Statement

YWCA Kalamazoo is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.


YWCA Kalamazoo

YWCA Kalamazoo serves as a primary resource for economic, gender, and racial justice for all women and girls in Kalamazoo. We have been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 150 years- from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform.

Today we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice, civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls

Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


353 E. Michigan AvenueKalamazooKalamazoo, MI 49007



  • Child Care
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Mentoring


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per shift. AM shift and PM shift

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