Child Care Volunteers Needed

Published

05/15/2018

Start Date

06/02/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Address

Sanford and Biddeford Maine
PO Box 590
965 Main Street
Sanford
ME
04073
United States

Description

Do you love children? Do you want to make a difference in a child's life? Caring Unlimited, York County's Domestic Violence Center is seeking child care volunteers in Sanford on Tuesdays 9-11:30am, Thursdays 10am-1pm, Wednesdays 5:30-7pm, and in Biddeford on Thursdays 5:30-7pm. Orientation is on June 2, 2018, 9am-3pm in Sanford, lunch will be provided. Apply now! Fill out an application online https://www.caring-unlimited.org/get-involved-with-caring-unlimited/volunteer/volunteer-application-form or call Betsy at 207-490-3227 x102 for more information.

Benefits

  • Training Provided

How To Apply

betsyf@caring-unlimited.org
https://www.caring-unlimited.org/get-involved-with-caring-unlimited/volunteer/volunteer-application-form

Please visit our website to complete an application or call Betsy at 207-490-3227 x102 for more information.


Qualifications:

Sensitivity to issues of violence and abuse toward women and children. Willingness to interact positively with children from a variety of social backgrounds. Ability to model appropriate behavior and communication. Become familiar with, and uphold the policies and procedures of Caring Unlimited. Demonstrate ability to establish supportive and caring one-to-one relationships with children.  Successfully complete six hours of Kidworker training. Maintain open communication with support group facilitators/supervisors. Be able to pass background check. Minimum age requirement is 14 years of age.

Supervisor:  Outreach Child Care Supervisor

Duties and Responsibilities:

Kidworker volunteers will provide meaningful child care and supervision for children of various ages ranging from infancy to adolescence. Meaningful child care includes providing nurturing, esteem-building activities along with sensitive, non-judgmental listening. Child care must always be safe and supportive for all participating children and must be based upon awareness of the impact abusers have on children. Kidworker volunteers provide supervision and support for children whose parents are involved in any of Caring Unlimited services. 

Hours/Location:

Scheduling is flexible, but generally Kidworkers agree to commit to at least two hours twice a month for at least one year. Kidworkers arrive on site 15 minutes before group to set up and greet children and stay 15 minutes after group to clean up.  Child care is provided at various Caring Unlimited sites throughout York County. Evening hours (and some day time hours) are available.

It is essential that child care is provided for all groups therefore, if you are unable to fulfill your scheduled child care shift, it is important that you find a replacement from the Kidworker list and notify the Outreach Services Coordinator or the group’s facilitator as soon as possible.



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