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GENERATIONS Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Boulder County Public Health

BCPH Program & Division: GENERATIONS Program, Community Health Division

Time Commitment: 3-4 hours/week, 3:30 - 7 p.m once/twice a week in Boulder and/or Longmont
Other weeknights/weekends, as needed for additional events

Location: Boulder County- serving Boulder, Longmont and Lafayette youth

Program Summary:

The GENERATIONS (formerly known as GENESISTER) Program at Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) supports youth during their teen years as well as their parents/guardians to prevent school dropout and reduce incidences of unplanned pregnancies through mentorship, self-empowerment tools, and culturally responsive programming. Visit GENERATIONS online for more information.

Description of Work:

The position assists GENERATIONS staff in the service delivery of a PYD (Positive Youth Development) culturally grounded, sexual health curriculum to the GENERATIONS participants. The GENERATIONS Program and framework are centering the Latinx, immigrant, and first generation experience of female* youth in Boulder County. Programming aims for inclusivity of LGBTQ2 (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and Two-Spirit) youth, who can become pregnant, as well as allies.

*GENERATIONS deļ¬nes female as any person designated/assigned female at birth, and/or who has been socialized as female.

Duties and Responsibilities:

GENERATIONS offers two different types of volunteer positions:

Position 1: Client Transportation/Youth Group Support

* Transports participants in personal vehicle to and from GENERATIONS groups, Fun Nights, and service learning/volunteer projects.

* Works with staff to support in developing, coordinating, and implementing service-learning projects and Fun Nights for youth.

* Assists staff with group meeting set up and break down.

Position 2: Programmatic Support

* Creates and delivers quarterly newsletters to the community/clientele.

* Creates monthly programmatic calendars.

* Supports the Leadership Cohort Intern when needed (e.g. group activities, ice breakers, and resources).

Training and Orientation:

* Initial and ongoing training will be provided, as needed.

Benefits Gained:

* Certain mileage reimbursement for all GENERATIONS-related transportation, as designated by Boulder County, if applicable.

* Excellent opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of youth and their families and make connections with community partners.

* Flexible work schedule.

* Training opportunities offered by BCPH.

* Opportunity to support reproductive justice and be an additional trusted adult and role model for youth.

Supervision:

* Provided by the GENERATIONS volunteer supervisor individually and/or as part of a group, as needed after volunteer placement.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Awareness of or willingness to learn about racism, xenophobia, privilege, sexism, etc., and their effects on the community at-large.

* Ability to work with high-risk youth and low-income families in a respectful and nonjudgmental fashion.

* Ability to support comprehensive sexual health education and reproductive rights.

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to conduct oneself in a responsible and professional manner.

* Ability to be flexible and expect scheduling changes and challenges, as well as unprepared youth and/or families.

* Must manage the creation, maintenance, sharing, storage, and disposal of all client protected health information (PHI) in compliance with applicable Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.

* Bilingual/Bicultural individuals are highly encouraged to apply.

Special Requirements:

* For client transportation, must have a reliable personal vehicle that is readily available for business use; minimum liability insurance, as required by the State of Colorado; a valid driver’s license; and a driving record in good standing.

o If traffic accident occurs, must comply with county policy.

* For client transportation, the vehicle must have properly functioning front and back seatbelts, and all passengers (including driver) are always required to wear seatbelts.

* Must submit immunization history form and immunization documentation. Some immunizations (e.g. COVID-19 vaccine) and/or tuberculosis (TB) tests may be required (at the expense of BCPH), and volunteer must comply with these requirements prior to start date.

HOW TO APPLY:

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Submit an application online or contact Volunteer Services:

BCPH Volunteer/Intern Services Program

3450 Broadway

Boulder CO 80304

Email: healthvs@bouldercounty.org

1 Shift

  • 03:30 PM to 07:00 PM
    twice a week
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Boulder County Public Health

Location:

3450 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304, US

Mission Statement

Boulder County Public Health shall protect, promote, and enhance the health and well-being of all people and the environment in Boulder County.

Description

Boulder County Public Health provides public health services to all residents of Boulder County.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Multiple locations Boulder, CO 80309

(40.01033,-105.28897)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check

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