Childcare Volunteer


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

P.O. Box 600213Newtonville, MA 02460

About

Purpose:
Childcare volunteers provide care to children (ranging from 2-12 y/o) in our residential program while their caregivers attend necessary programming and meetings. Childcare volunteers support the children they work with by engaging them in play and other fun activities. Childcare volunteers serve as positive role models who provide continuity for children at a time of great stress and instability in their lives.

Key Responsibilities:
- Supervise age appropriate activities while creating an atmosphere that is physically and emotionally safe for youth
- Encourage proper interaction and communication between youth
- Act as a positive role model to the youth and provide positive reinforcement
- Keep the playroom and childcare areas clean and organized

Reports to: Meghan Buckley, Child and Family Services Coordinator

Time Commitment: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 6:45pm-8pm, with opportunities for additional hours
A one year commitment is preferred for this position

Qualifications:
- Enjoys and has experience working with children who have experienced family violence
- Ability to be patient, flexible and dependable
- Is non-judgmental and thoughtful about issues of homelessness and family violence
- Deep desire to work toward social justice for survivors and their families
- Consistent in attendance and communicates with supervisor

Support Provided: Childcare volunteers are required to complete a comprehensive training as they will be working directly with survivors and their children. The Child and Family Services Coordinator and Volunteer & Training Coordinator are available for questions and support. Additionally, Childcare volunteers are never providing childcare alone; a staff member is always present to provide support. Volunteers are also encouraged to attend the monthly volunteer peer supervision.

Dress Code: Safe and comfortable attire

Benefits:
- Gain experience working with children and families
- Satisfaction of knowing you are helping meet the needs of children and their families
- Opportunities to attend trainings facilitated by staff
- Be thanked for all of your hard work at our volunteer appreciation event!

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Child Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Preferred one year commitment

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