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Family & Children's Agency

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Family & Children's Agency ASPIRE after school program is increasing yearly. We are in great need for volunteers in the ASPIRE program. FCA is seeking individuals to especially make a difference in the lives of middle school students by volunteering in ASPIRE after school program. Come join a dynamic team of committed volunteers who provide guidance and homework help at FCA's program located on the 3rd floor of Ben Franklin School from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. during the academic year. No experience is necessary and volunteers can choose to volunteer one afternoon a week, Monday through Friday for a minimum of three months (academic year preferred). Adults and high school students are eligible for volunteering.

Program Information
Family & Children’s Agency seeks to improve the lives of Norwalk’s students by enabling their successful transition into high school and beyond while increasing their ability to be productive, independent young adults. This is accomplished by providing a safe and structured community-based After School Program for students to improve academic performance, develop character, and promote healthy peer interactions and lifestyles.

The program operates on the Norwalk Public Schools' calendar and does not offer programs during holidays and vacations.

Requirements

To become a volunteer in the After School Program, volunteers must complete an application and necessary background checks, including criminal, state, and Department of Children and Families checks. Volunteers must also complete a HIPAA Training as well as Mandated Reporter Training for individuals 18 and over. There is also an Agency orientation with Volunteer Services and a program orientation with the After School Program staff.

Family & Children’s Agency expects volunteers to commit to one afternoon a week for a minimum of threemonths. However, volunteers are encouraged to commit for the academic year. Many volunteers have seasonal activities or commitments and time off can be arranged to accommodate these activities. Also, if you are going to be working directly with the students in person who will need proof of COVID vaccination. We also have spots available for virtual tutoring as well.

Skills Needed:

  • Positive role model
  • Desire to work with children
  • Patience
  • Good judgment
  • Dependability/consistency
  • Cultural sensitivity/awareness
  • Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries
  • Clean background check (for those over age 18)

Family & Children’s Agency is a leading non-profit, human service organization that is committed to increasing the social and emotional well-being of our clients. We provide strength-based, solution focused services that respond to the individual needs of children, families, adults, and seniors.

Last year thousands of individuals of all ages and all walks of life experienced life-altering, positive changes as a result of their work with Family & Children’s Agency.

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About Family & Children's Agency

Location:

9 Mott Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850, US

Mission Statement

Family & Children’s Agency Family & Children’s Agency is a leading nonprofit, 501(c)(3) human service organization that is committed to increasing the social and emotional well-being of its clients. It provides strength-based, solution focused services that respond to the individual needs of children & families, youth, adults, and seniors. Last year thousands of individuals of all ages and all walks of life experienced life-altering, positive changes as a result of their work with Family & Children’s Agency.

Description

For more almost 80 years, Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) has been helping individuals and families throughout Fairfield County and beyond to realize life's possibilities. We increase the social and emotional well-being of our clients by providing strength-based, solution-focused services for every stage of life.

Our work:

  • Supports children through ASPIRE, Foster Care and IICAPS.
  • Builds families through Adoption, Parent Education and Guidance.
  • Stabilizes adults with counseling, substance abuse treatment, and supportive housing services.
  • Cares for seniors by providing caregiver support, PERS, caregivers and live-in assistance so they can stay in their homes.
Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

Tue Sep 07, 2021 - Tue Nov 30, 2021
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM

WHERE

ASPIRE Program - Ben Franklin School66 Bayview Avenue3rd FloorNorwalk, CT 06854

(41.0931,-73.4313)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Relationship Building
  • Tutoring

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • One afternoon per week for a minimum of 3 months
  • For in person tutoring you must have COVID vaccination proof.

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