Haven Program Volunteer

Larry BradshawThe Haven, Volunteer Opportunities

 Volunteer Position Description

3:20 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday throughout the school year

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday throughout the school year

Play and interact with children in grades K-5 and assist with homework.

General Expectations

  • Follow the dress code outlined in the procedures and expectations document
  • Wear the nametag provided and sign in at designated area upon arrival
  • Remain respectful and courteous to all staff, volunteers, children, and youth encountered
  • Restrict the use of technological devices while volunteering unless pre-approved (i.e. iPod, camera)
  • Avoid being alone with a child behind a closed door

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Snack responsibilities:
    • Help serve snack and beverage if needed
    • Engage in conversation with children
    • Encourage positive behavior and manners while eating and cleaning up
  • Academic responsibilities:
    • Use an indoor voice during academics
    • Have homework be the #1 priority
    • Encourage students to remain in their seats and stay focused on their tasks.
  • Recess/play time responsibilities:
    • Encourage positive play time with participants
    • Encourage clean-up after play
  • Perform other duties as requested

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Communication skills – listening, speaking clearly
  • Ability to set and maintain boundaries with children

Behavioral Expectations

  • Represent CFUM positively, courteously and effectively
  • Build positive internal and external relationships
  • Adhere to the CFUM values
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding participant and program information at all times

 Last Update

August 2014

Reports to (title)

Haven Program Director: Janelle Mueller

Haven Program Assistants: Jackie Myers, Charles Thomas

Social Media Policy

Please refer to the Social Media Policy handout or a CFUM staff member in regards to questions dealing with social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, FourSquare, etc.)

Screening

All volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Screening Form before volunteering at CFUM.


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