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ORGANIZATION: Scotty's House

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Volunteer Opportunities

Family Care Volunteer
When children are brought to Scotty’s House to receive a forensic interview and/or a forensic medical exam, Family Care volunteers (FCs) welcome these child clients and their non-offending family members to our center. FCs appropriately interact with families to provide comfort and support while maintaining client confidentiality. FCs provide supervision for clients of Scotty’s House in a fun, child friendly setting. FCs also provide support for our counseling program by monitoring our counseling waiting area and assisting our therapists with clients. FC volunteer shifts are Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm, and are available in one-hour increments. The primary goal of the FC is to help make our child clients feel welcome and comfortable while visiting our agency.
All individuals interested in participating in the FC program must attend New Volunteer Orientation and must also complete Family Care training. New Volunteer Orientation is offered three times a year in the spring, summer, and fall. FC training is offered twice a year, in the spring and fall.

Scotty’s House Ambassadors
Scotty’s House Ambassadors provide a variety of support for our agency including: staffing our agency information booth at health fairs, assisting with Child Abuse Prevention Month activities during April, helping with our two annual fundraisers in spring and fall, decorating for seasons/holidays, assisting with our annual Star Program at Christmas, and providing support at other activities involving the agency.
Ambassadors sign up for events and activities throughout the year. Events can be during the week, after hours, and on weekends, depending on the specific activity.
All individuals interested in serving as an Ambassador must attend New Volunteer Orientation. New Volunteer Orientation is offered three times a year in the spring, summer, and fall.

On-Site Medical Volunteers
On-Site Medical volunteers assist our forensic medical staff during on-site forensic medical exams. While ideal medical volunteer applicants are nurses, nursing students, medical students, retired medical staff, or individuals with a medical background, medical experience is not required.
Medical volunteers sign up for shifts only when a medical is scheduled. Shifts can vary between one to three hours, depending on the situation. Exams are usually scheduled during the week (Monday through Friday) between 9:00am and 5:00pm, however some exams are scheduled after hours and on weekends.
All individuals interested in serving as an On-Site Medical Volunteer must attend New Volunteer Orientation. New Volunteer Orientation is offered three times a year in the spring, summer, and fall.

Direct-Service Virtual Volunteer Program
A Direct-Service Virtual Volunteer is matched with a child client currently in counseling at Scotty’s House, and serves as this child’s mentor, buddy, and/or tutor. When a Scotty’s House counselor identifies an additional supportive service for a client that would benefit the client’s therapeutic process, but does not require the immediate direction of the counseling professional, the counselor may request the use of a Direct Service Virtual Volunteer to provide the supportive services. Supportive services involve teaching a specific skill or leading an activity that will benefit the client(s) in therapy, as well as tutoring a client in school subjects. This does not include discussion of trauma.
All individuals interested in serving as a Direct-Service Virtual Volunteer must attend New Volunteer Orientation. New Volunteer Orientation is offered three times a year in the spring, summer, and fall.

Medical Accompaniment Volunteers (MAV)
Medical Accompaniment Volunteers respond to the Baylor Scott & White Emergency Department in College Station to provide informational and support services to child clients who receive forensic medical exams at the hospital. While ideal MAV applicants are nurses, nursing students, medical students, retired medical staff, or individuals with a medical background, medical experience is not required. MAVs assist Baylor Scott & White staff to help make the forensic exam process less stressful for child clients and their families.
All individuals interested in participating in the MAV program must attend New Volunteer Orientation and must also complete MAV training. New Volunteer Orientation is offered three times a year in the spring, summer, and fall. MAV training is offered twice a year, in the spring and fall.

Virtual Volunteers
Virtual volunteers provide technical assistance for Scotty’s House by completing tasks via the internet through a home or work computer. Virtual volunteer opportunities include: translating documents from English to Spanish, designing newsletters and brochures, editing and proofreading publications for proposals, designing logos and illustrating documents, posting upcoming events on web-based community calendars, submitting press releases, surveying volunteers via email, as well as other technical assistance and virtual opportunities.
All individuals interested in serving as a Virtual Volunteer must attend New Volunteer Orientation. New Volunteer Orientation is offered three times a year in the spring, summer, and fall.

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About Scotty's House

Location:

2424 Kent Street, Bryan, TX 77802, US

Mission Statement

Scotty's House is the Child Advocacy Center of the Brazos Valley. Founded in 1995, it is our mission to provide safety, healing and justice for children victimized by abuse through professional assessment, counseling and education in a compassionate and collaborative approach.

Description

Scotty's House is a member of the Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc. and the National Alliance for Children. Scotty's House opened in 1995 as a nonprofit organization that provides a child friendly environment for its child clients. Children are referred to Scotty's House by law enforcement officials and Child Protective Services investigators. Scotty's House is a neutral entity, making no recommendations in any case. It simply provides a supportive and nurturing environment in which a child can interact with the necessary agencies. At Scotty's House, the child always comes first.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2424 Kent StreetBryan, TX 77802

(30.65146,-96.34982)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Tutoring
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Nursing
  • Children Medical Services
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies and depends on volunteer opportunity
  • Volunteers cannot be enrolled as a student in a local school district within our 7-county service area (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington).

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