Childcare volunteers are responsible for watching students’ children during classtime, a vital service that empowers many students to learn English who would not otherwise have the opportunity. These volunteers are required to complete a background check. Games and toys are provided but volunteers are welcome to develop/bring their own materials. Previous experience with childcare positions is recommended.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Arrive before class starts to welcome students and assist in bringing children to the childcare area, stay after class ends to converse with students and assist in clean-up. Supervise groups of two to six children at a time under the direction of the Childcare Director and/or the English Language Program Coordinator. Direct children in activities such as games or crafts, ensuring a safe space and monitoring those present. Adhere to mandated reporting and confidentiality protocols as outlined in volunteer orientation packet. Submit availability to the Program Coordinator in advance of semester and commit to assigned dates of volunteering. Adhere to volunteer schedule and provide 48 hours notice to the Program Coordinator when unable to attend. Report any questions or issues that arise to the Program Coordinator and/or Childcare Director. Utilize advertising packets to distribute posters & materials about the class to a limited area once a month according to the protocol provided. Attend English Language Program volunteer meetings on bimonthly basis, as scheduled. It is encouraged that childcare attendants seek relationships with students to better understand their needs.
Childcare Attendants: Must have previous childcare experience. Ability to successfully pass a background check. Reliable transportation and ability to work some nights/weekends as needed for events and classes.
Two to four 90 minute classes per month, bimonthly meetings of 60 minutes, monthly advertising sessions of 60 minutes