WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

CLASSROOM VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTION

Program: Therapeutic Early Childhood Nursery

Classroom Schedule:

  • Monday and Thursday 8:30-11:30 and 1:30-4:30
  • Tuesday and Friday 8:30-11:30 and 1:30-4:30

Reports to: Program Manager

Volunteers may come in for 1-4 hours during any scheduled class period. We just ask for a strong commitment to consistency. The little ones in our classes (as well as our staff) need to rely on volunteers’ consistent attendance. Volunteers are provided an orientation and training.

We LOVE our volunteers!

All classroom volunteers must pass an Oregon Child Care Background Check. Please go to their website to complete the applicationNote: A $3 filing fee is required.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Ability to maintain confidentiality

• Must be 13 years of age and older

• Willing to commit for 3 months or more

• Ability to work as a member of a team

• Ability to respond to directions and suggestions in a mature manner

• Maintain professional appearance and attitude, appropriate to the position

• Possess maturity to discuss issues that arise when working with diverse and at-risk populations

• Be punctual and dependable

• Ability to act in a way consistent with a belief system that values diversity among people

SPECIFIC DUTIES

• Attend orientation and training(s) as scheduled

• Arrive on time for scheduled position

• Consistently check-in at scheduled time

• Assist teachers with classroom and child goals

• Participate actively in classroom activities (i.e. art projects, pretend play, singing, etc.)

• Participate actively on the playground

• Assist with meal procedures as needed

• Be aware and actively present to support children in choice making and problem solving

• Be supportive of children identifying and expressing feelings

• Assist teachers preparing the children to go home and return to clean-up after children leave

• Discuss issues with program manager, as needed