18542-B Vanderlip Ave #B SANTA ANA, CA 92705
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Santa Ana, CA 92705
Who We Are: Beyond Blindness aims to prepare children with visual impairments for a life of independence through early intervention, education and family support. Early intervention plays a crucial role as it helps children overcome obstacles and delays caused by a visual impairment. How You Can Help: Children with visual impairments and other disabilities need specialized support in learning settings. Our toddler classrooms focus on healthy development and school readiness and provide a highly inclusive environment and specialized training in sensory development, utilization of low vision, and adaptive skills. In this position, the Classroom Aide will work with our Early Childhood Teachers and Teacher Assistants to support the daily operations of our on-site classrooms. Classroom Aides will provide our classroom students with one-on-one or group attention, so that our classroom staff can facilitate classroom activities and oversee program goals. Volunteer Expectations: Be able to volunteer consistently for at least 3 months Support classroom teachers and teacher aides by assisting at snack/mealtimes, helping with nap time procedures, and interacting and building rapport with our students Comfortable working with kids ages 6 months - 5 years with special needs Bring bright, positive energy to the classroom Arrive on site in a consistent and punctual manner Keep an open line of communication with Volunteer Coordinator Benefits: Provides letters of recommendation, volunteer hour certificates, and possible academic credit Gain experience working with infants, toddlers, and pre-school aged children Learn about volunteering with kids with special needs, and the blind and visually impaired community in OC Opportunities to shadow certified service providers and early interventionists on site Joy of making a difference in your local community In-Person Training Requirements: Online Volunteer Application (5 minutes) In-Person Volunteer Orientation and Training (1 hour) Online Pest Management Training (<1 hour) Required HR Paperwork Requirements: Must be 15+ years old Must have reliable transportation to our site Must pass a criminal background check/Live Scan (For volunteers who are younger than 18: provide a letter of recommendation) Must be COVID-19 Vaccinated Must have required immunizations and negative TB test (within the last 4 years) Complete all Beyond Blindness volunteer onboarding Qualifications: Passion for Beyond Blindness's mission and the communities that we serve Enthusiastic and open-minded personality Experience working with children is encouraged, but not required. Must be willing to ask questions and learn in the role If you are interested in volunteering with Beyond Blindness as a Volunteer Classroom Aide or learning about our other volunteer opportunities, please email the opportunity leader below with your availability. *Important information *Volunteer time shifts are broken down into the following time frames: Monday Morning Monday Afternoon Tuesday Morning Tuesday Afternoon Wednesday Morning Wednesday Afternoon Thursday Morning Thursday Afternoon Friday Morning Friday Afternoon
Date Posted: May 31, 2023
Beyond Blindness is a California Nonprofit Corporation founded in 1962 whose mission is to empower children with visual impairments and other disabilities to achieve their fullest potential. We envision a world where all children, no matter their abilities, are equipped to live full and rewarding lives. We value people first, championing and building upon the inherent strengths and value within each child, as well as Family, Connection, Impact, Inclusion, Stewardship, and Optimism.
To prepare children with visual impairments for a life of independence through early intervention, education and family support.
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