Support GRCB Volunteers and Youth!
What is SAVY? The SAVY (Supporting All Volunteers and Youth) Volunteer Team is made up of mental health professionals, teachers and youth workers. This group's focus is supporting GRCB’s volunteers to expand their skills and tools so they can, in turn, support all GRCB youth. GRCB youth have a wide range of needs, identities, and barriers, SAVY members bring their professional skills to help build support systems to meet the specific needs of all GRCB youth.
SAVY meets (virtually) between 4-5 times a year to plan and evaluate volunteer and youth support systems. Time spent designing and creating supports for summer and spring sessions increases in the months leading up to the Spring and Summer GRCB sessions.
SAVY members evaluate and determine where volunteers need additional training, tools, or support, and create supportive materials and training tools for volunteers, and design and facilitate elements of the session volunteer orientation training.
SAVY Team Member GRCB is seeking volunteers with professional experience working with youth in mental health, education, or out-of-school settings to join the Supporting All Volunteers and Youth (SAVY) Team. SAVY Team members collaborate to evaluate and build support tools, trainings, and systems for GRCB volunteers. This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a team and to help an organization you care about increase its impact on the lives of youth and adults in Greater Boston.
-Meet with SAVY and work collaboratively to evaluate existing support materials and determine updates and new materials needed
-Work independently to create assigned support materials/systems envisioned by the SAVY Team
-Support GRCB orientations and volunteer trainings
-Identify possible resources (organizations, trainings, etc.) that could benefit GRCB youth or volunteers, update a database of these resources on the google drive
TIME COMMITMENT: 20-30 hours / year
-4-5 (1 to 2 hour) meetings a year with the SAVY Team (made up of 5-10 volunteers and the Year-Round Program Director), virtually or in person when conditions permit.
-Up to 15 hours of independent work creating support materials/systems envisioned by the SAVY Team (most of these hours will fall in late winter and late spring, prepping for spring and summer sessions)
-Up to 5 hours providing support at GRCB orientations and/or trainings (based on your availability and capacity)
-Interest in improving the GRCB youth and volunteer support materials/systems
-Professional experience working with youth (experience in fields of mental health, education, or non-profit youth work a plus)
-Strong contributor in team environments
-Proficiency in Google Drive, including Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Sheets, a plus but not required
Onboarding will include an orientation to GRCB and to the SAVY Team. Ongoing support will be provided via regular communications with the SAVY Team Lead and fellow SAVY Team Members, and participation in SAVY Team Meetings. GRCB is committed to providing ongoing training and support needed to help volunteers be successful in their roles.
The SAVY Team is a unique opportunity to collaborate with a diverse team of youth-serving professionals while helping GRCB increase our ability to impact girls, women and youth and adults with marginalized gender identities! As a volunteer in this role, you will have opportunities to expand your understanding of youth supporting practices and techniques, build your training/facilitation skills, and build connections with other professionals passionate about supporting young people. Access to ongoing training and resources will be available throughout your time on the SAVY Team.
About GIRLS ROCK CAMPAIGN BOSTON
PO Boc 301526, JAMAICA PLAIN, MA 02130, US
Girls Rock Campaign Boston empowers girls, women, and youth and adults with marginalized gender identities to believe in themselves by building a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence, and collaboration through musical education and performance.
Girls Rock Campaign Boston (GRCB) works to eradicate all the limiting myths about music and gender by helping girls, women, and youth and adults with marginalized gender identities speak up, sing out, and make a lot of noise!
GRCB is a volunteer-driven music education and mentorship organization that offers innovative and transformative programming to over 230 girls and youth with marginalized gender identities, ages 8 to 17, in the Boston area each year.
We believe that in order to become leaders in a world that frequently minimizes the voices of youth with marginalized gender identities, these youth deserve to learn, create, and grow in an environment full of positive, reflective, mentors to encourage a healthy sense of self and inspire creativity.
By connecting youth with positive role models, GRCB counters the myriad overt and subtle gendered messages about career and social expectations that youth absorb. GRCB’s programs allow youth to experience something bold and new while receiving unconditional support along the way. Immersed in an inclusive community of peers and mentors, they are encouraged to use their voices, take risks that they may have avoided in other environments, and build their resilience.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
September 8, 2021
- General Education
- Teaching / Instruction
- First Aid / CPR
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Special Needs
- Social Work
- Must be at least 19
- 20-30 hours/year -4-5 (1 to 2 hour) meetings a year with the SAVY Team -Up to 15 hours of independent work creating support materials -Up to 5 hours providing support at GRCB orientations