Special Event Volunteers Needed - Safe Space Saturday

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ORGANIZATION: Black Girls Smile Inc.

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Safe Space Saturday is a curated space for Black girls and women to connect with licensed mental health providers in a comfortable wellness retreat environment. Each Safe Space Saturday includes an in-person wellness experience, a SHE’s Mentally Prepared mental health literacy workshop, a curated wellness box, and a gift card.

*We cannot accept court ordered volunteers*

Each Safe Space Saturday is free and designed with our attendees mind! So tap in to volunteer for this traveling wellness retreat when it's in your borough. We're coming to Manhattan for this one and our attendees will have access to virtual drop-in mental health check-in sessions with licensed providers, keynote speaker, youth panel and lots of other free goodies in NYC throughout 2024.

Volunteer needs:

Bring your positivity and support for black girls in the Bronx community! We will need assistance with set-up, break down, registration and break out room activities. **Note** This is a sign up for volunteers to support the event, not for attendees.

Available Shifts:
Note- please be prepared to volunteer for your full shift as times are noted below.
  • First Shift - 10:30am-3pm
    • 10:30am to 11am Check In/Welcome Assignments
    • 11am to 12pm: Setup of tables, decorations, food and signage
    • 12pm to 3pm: Support with activity stations and food for the early afternoon session
  • Second Shift - 2:30pm-7pm
    • 2:30pm to 3pm Check In/Welcome Assignments
    • 3pm to 6pm: Support with activity stations and food for the late afternoon session
    • 6pm to 7pm: Breakdown of tables, decorations and clean-up

Look out for an email from our team. To volunteer, you must complete your background check through Checkr confirm your selected shift.

You will receive free volunteer goodies for joining us!

Address:
Safe Space Saturday Manhattan
240 Bleecker st New York, NY 10014

Volunteer FAQ's

What will I do as a volunteer?
Volunteers to support our BGS Staff with event set-up, breakdown and management of the activity stations.

Do I need training to volunteer?
You must arrive on time for your selected shift. Our staff will give a short explanation of your tasks and answer any additional questions upon arrival.

How old do I have to be to volunteer individually?
We ask that adults are 18+ to volunteer independently.

Is parking or train access available?
The site is 1 block away from the W 4 St-Wash Square Station. There is no onsite parking and limited street parking.

I need volunteer hours for school, work or a community group - Can I earn them at this event?
Yes! We are happy to validate volunteer service hours for these reasons. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any court ordered volunteers or validate court related service hours for any reason.

Can I volunteer with my company or a group of people?
Yes! We love groups who serve together. Please note the number of spaces available for volunteers and register accordingly. Once the spaces are full, we welcome you to join us at another event.

Can I volunteer with my child (age 2-17)?
Unfortunately, we don't have a role at this special event that best fits for children at this time, but we would love for your girl to participate in the future free event! Attendee spaces may be currently full for this one, but we welcome you to join us at another event. Check out our events page or newsletter to register https://www.blackgirlssmile.org/events or email volunteering@blackgirlssmile.org for the event link.

Can I volunteer for the event, as an adult, bring my daughter to volunteer & attend the event?
While love all of the engagement with Black Girls Smile, our goal for this event is to curate a space for black girls & women to connect with each other & wellness. We will need our volunteers to focus on their assigned task for their shift and to connect with serving guest attendees. Attendee spaces may be currently full, if so, we will welcome you to join us at another event.

Reminder: You will receive an email from Checkr for a background request.

2 Shifts

  • Sat May 18, 2024 - 10:30 AM to 03:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
    Lunch is provided - Look for Blue Door on Bleecker
  • Sat May 18, 2024 - 02:30 PM to 06:30 PM - Spots available: 10+
    Lunch is provided - Look for Blue Door on Bleecker
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About Black Girls Smile Inc.

Location:

384 Northyards Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, US

Mission Statement

Black Girls Smile Inc. is a non profit organization dediciated to promoting positive mental health for young African American girls.

Description

Our vision is of a society that focuses on ensuring all young African American females receive the resources and support necessary to lead mentally healthy lives.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

Sat May 18, 2024
10:30 AM - 06:30 PM
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

240 Bleecker StreetNew York, NY 10014

(40.73072,-74.00298)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Customer Service
  • Community Outreach
  • Organization
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Depends on selected shift
  • Background check

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