Change the lives of children at Jeremiah Program! Volunteer with us for our evening childcare!


Published:

12/26/2017

Start Date

01/22/2018

End Date

06/25/2018

Times of day

Weekday Evenings

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Austin
Texas
United States

Description

Welcome to the Jeremiah Program!


Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Jeremiah prepares determined single mothers to excel in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance.


Jeremiah’s proven, holistic approach begins with establishing a supportive community for determined single mothers to pursue a career-track, college education. Through a combination of quality early childhood education, a safe and affordable place to live, and empowerment and life skills training, families find stability and a path out of poverty.


Position Description:


To provide quality care for the children of Jeremiah Program during their mothers’ Life Skills and Empowerment programming. Volunteers will help to engage children in activities such as reading, arts & crafts, and active play that promote their cognitive, social and emotional development. Volunteers will work alongside other volunteers and have the support of the Volunteer Coordinator throughout the evening.


Time Commitment:

  • Mondays 6:15 - 8:15 pm and/or
  • Tuesday 5:45 - 8:15 pm
  • Minimum 6 month commitment preferred


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum 16 years of age volunteering alone and 12 years of age with an adult
  • Attend general volunteer orientation with Volunteer Coordinator
  • Pass a background check
  • Love working with children. Childcare or education experience a plus!
  • Adhere to program philosophy and guidelines (empowerment, professionalism, confidentiality). 

Benefits

Training Provided

We welcome

Groups

Families

How To Apply

In order to volunteer for child care you will need to schedule a 60 minute orientation with our volunteer coordinator. To apply please contact Jessica Van Roekel at jvanroekel@jeremiahprogram.org.


For more volunteer opportunities please visit our website at jeremiahprogram.org/austin/ 


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