We need responsible & dependable volunteers. I am hoping that will be you! We are an all volunteer organization. Therefore, unlike other organizations, the volunteers are the staff. Volunteers do not supplement the staffing- they are the people who operate the place.
Whatever schedule we come up with for you- we really need you to take it seriously, and always be here for your shifts. I hope you understand- you are becoming us! If you don't show up- no one will be here to do your "work"! That will leave us in the lurch.
Our organization needs volunteers for Program Operator. One afternoon weekly is an alright commitment. We have openings for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday afternoons. Can that be you? Which day works for you?
TIME: the shifts are 11:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. It is important to get here before the youth you will be supervising and stay a bit after the youth you will be supervising & mentoring.
Program Operator job description: this adult volunteer performs a variety of tasks including supervising and mentoring youth during her shift. This staff person makes sure youth sign-in & out, keep track of their hours, and fill out any forms needed for their jobs. She maintains files on youth workers.
P.O. works inside & outside the building as directed by her supervisor, Executive Director, Dianna Long. Often there will be a list of tasks & verbal directions for the day. You can go over this when you first arrive. It might include specific instructions for gardening, an art project, organizing something, or other task. It might be picking up litter, working in our garden or across the street at the peace park, building something, or in another peace park from a vacant lot.
P.O. helps youth to accomplish tasks & works alongside them. When there are no youth, she works on tasks herself or with another volunteer.
P.O. writes an email to Dianna each day she volunteers, whether she talks to Dianna or not. The email is a brief informal report of how things go & what is accomplished.
The youth program goes through September.
Please let me know your questions.
sincerely, Dianna C. Long, Director Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center