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Virtual Volunteer Opportunity with GIRLS FIRST

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Girls First

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Girls First is currently seeking volunteers to help for its current 2021 Winter/Spring session. The mission of Girls First is to build character, instill a positive sense of self, and provide tangible life skills through a creative curriculum of arts exploration, academic reinforcement, and emotional learning. Girls First provides a safe, stable environment where students practice respect for self and others, exercise appropriate interactions with peers and adults, discover new skills and talents, and develop tools that will allow them to achieve greater success in school and beyond. We serve up to 31 girls in grades 1 through 4.

Girls First meets virtually Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm until 5:30pm. Each programming day consists of snack and conversation time (Chew and Chat), gentle stretching and breathing exercises, and 45 minute small group arts-based activities.

Volunteer responsibilities include joining a breakout room with a group during snack time and facilitating conversations, encouraging engagement during stretching, providing support to teaching artists during activities, or leading learning games, and above all, providing positive mentorship and building nurturing relationships with students.

Volunteers may choose one or two days of the week to volunteer, but we ask that all volunteers commit to that day on a weekly basis and do their best to miss no more than 3 out of the 18 weeks left of programming.

Our 2020-2021 Winter Session kicked off on Tuesday, January 12th and will conclude on Thursday, May 27th. No programming is held when school is out of session for professional development or holidays.

Mandatory volunteer training will be held towards the end of January. Volunteers must provide recent background clearances.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this Volunteer Interview Form: https://forms.gle/ryu3tJTv47KcaY7L6 . You may also contact the Program Coordinator, Raeanna Ellis ( raeanna@girlsfirst.org ) with your name, contact information, and a bit of background information about yourself.

All volunteers must provide recent PA Background Check, Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI Fingerprinting (only those who have not lived in PA for 10 years or longer)

2 Shifts

  • Tue Feb 02, 2021 - afternoon / 04:00 PM to 04:30 PM
    Virtual Breakout Room Conversation Time and Exercise Time: Tuesday and Thursday 4:
  • Tue Feb 02, 2021 - 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
    Club Assistant Teacher : Tuesday and Thursday 4:15-5:30pm
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Girls First

Location:

1208 Green St, Norristown, PA 19401, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Girls First is to build character, instill a positive sense of self, and provide tangible life skills through a creative curriculum of arts exploration, academic reinforcement, and emotional learning.

Description

Girls First provides a safe, stable environment where students practice respect for self and others, exercise appropriate interactions with peers and adults, discover new skills and talents, and develop tools that will allow them to achieve greater success in school and beyond.

Description

The current enrollment of 31 girls comes mainly from Gotwals Elementary, Marshall Street Elementary, and Hancock Elementary schools of the Norristown Area School District. We serve a diverse population of African-American, Hispanic, and Caucasian families. A significant number of the girls come from low-income and/or single parent households.

The following describes the Pre-COVID "In person programming experience,"

Our program typically operates from 3 to 6 PM every Monday through Thursday, concurrent with the Norristown Area School District’s schedule. After arriving via the free bus, which Girls First provides, the children begin their homework, working individually or in small groups with volunteer assistance. This is followed by a nutritious meal, conversation and socializing. The meal is prepared by volunteers and occasionally by the girls themselves or their parents. Next, the girls do a creative activity such as writing, painting, cooking, music or drama.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

Tue Feb 02, 2021 - Thu Mar 18, 2021
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM   This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Visual Arts
  • Theater Arts
  • Child Development
  • Relationship Building
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Depending on the shift, the time commitment is Tuesday and Thursday 4-4:30pm or 4-5:30pm. **Availability for the virtual setting is NOW- March 18. April/May will have potential for in person programming.

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