Volunteer Opportunities at Safe Horizon

Volunteer Details
Position:Volunteer Childcare Assistant - Queens Child Advocacy Center
Type:VOL Volunteer
Reports To:Senior Director
Location:Child Advocacy Center - Queens - Forest Hills, NY
Description:The Child Advocacy Center sees children who have been severely phyiscally abuse or sexually abused. It is a child-friendly center. All the agencies that work with the child are represented in one location: Children's Protective Services, NYPD, District Attorney, Physician and Safe Horiozn. Safe Horizon provides services to the child and caregivers. The role of the volunteer is critical in providing a child-friendly environment.
Responsibilities:Volunteer activities may include administrative tasks as well as engaging children in educational activities Additional Tasks (may include): · Answer phones and intercom system as needed · Distribute snacks and meals to children in waiting area · Assist children with homework · Create and administer educational activities · Organize, clean, and sanitize toys and surfaces · Work on special projects such as preparing resource packets, updating services and entitlement information, and helping with the Center bulletin boards · Develop a working knowledge of the center and the role of volunteers · Provide recommendations to improve the center’s volunteer usage · Perform additional tasks assigned by Safe Horizon staff members
Qualifications:Qualifications: · Bilingual preferred Mature; life experience Willingness to give time and energy to fulfill the goals of the center · Human relations skills necessary to communicate with children, staff and adult clients · Willingness to work in an environment where children and clients may be in distress · Ability to work both independently and as part of the team · Flexibility and willingness to work on a variety of tasks · Ability to work with a diverse staff and client population · Ability to establish rapport and enjoy play activities with children of diverse ages and cultural backgrounds · Creative skills in developing activities for children · Awareness of impact of victimization on families and children
Education:Not Applicable
Hours:Not Applicable
Days: N/A
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