Support Kids Through Play -- Children's Playroom Volunteer Caregiver

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ORGANIZATION: Safe & Sound

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Time Commitment: 6 consecutive months, 2.5-3.5 hours/week with shifts Monday-Thursday
Training Required: 2 evening nights in May, 8 hours total
Location: Safe & Sound, main office in Haight-Ashbury

The Children’s Playroom provides therapeutic childcare for children while their parents meet with counselors, attend workshops, or utilize other services offered by Safe & Sound. As a Playroom Caregiver, you’ll help parents with young children receive the supportive services they need and help children build valuable social and emotional skills.

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Supervise playtime, read stories, lead crafts, and serve snack for children up to age 12 - primarily babies, toddlers, and preschoolers - while their parents are utilizing services at the Safe & Sound Family Support Center

Playroom volunteer shifts are available Monday & Thursday: 9:45am - 2:15pm, Tuesday & Wednesday: 1:45pm-5:15pm

Volunteers must attend an initial 8-hour training on 2 weekday evenings, pass a criminal background check, and pass a TB test.

Once trained, volunteers are expected to spend 2.5 - 3 hours per week volunteering for a minimum of 6 consecutive months.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to participate.

TO APPLY: Indicate your interest here on VolunteerMatch or email chris.miller@safeandsound.org!

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About Safe & Sound

Location:

1757 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, US

Mission Statement

Strengthening Families. Building Communities. Nurturing Childhoods.

Description

Safe & Sound (formerly San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center) has been working to prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact for over 40 years. We empower kids in classrooms across the city to protect themselves, help parents cope effectively with stress by engaging them in counseling and support services, and provide a best in class approach to children's advocacy through our strategic partnerships with city and county agencies.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Safe & Sound, visit http://safeandsound.org.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Crisis Support
Children & Youth, Community, Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1757 Waller StreetSan Francisco, CA 94117

(37.76813,-122.45258)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Family Therapy
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Six months
  • Two 4-hour training sessions held in May

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