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ARE YOU READY TO MAKE AN IMPACT IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

Volunteers are essential to our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and strengthening communities. We are very fortunate to have many volunteers from the community involved with YWCA Glendale. Individuals contribute their time and talents in a variety of ways to help us achieve our goals. Whether you want to volunteer for a specific project or on an ongoing basis, you will find a rewarding opportunity at YWCA Glendale.

Please let us know if you have other ideas, experience or a special skill, as there might just be a perfect fit here at YWCA Glendale.

If you are interested in volunteering, email brighidquinn@glendaleywca.org or call 818-242-4155 ext.228 to learn which volunteer opportunities are currently open.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

JOB PURPOSE

The Volunteer Assistant Counselor is responsible for leading, being a role model, and implementing educationally fun activities for 7th-9th grade girls in small to medium size groups. Assistant counselors will be responsible for encouraging team work, skill achievement, individual growth, and the general safety of his/her group.

ABOUT CAMP ROSIE

Named after Rosie the Riveter, Camp Rosie is a 2-week summer day camp for 7th-9th grade girls where they explore what the world has to offer them by learning trades and skills not often taught to young girls. In this girl-centered space, campers have an opportunity to express their potential while building friendships and making connections with female entrepreneurs and role models.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with and lead a variety of small and large group activities.
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues.
  • Communicate with parents about participant’s experiences and report concerns to supervisor.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
  • Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas. This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your campers’ safety and their whereabouts at all times.
  • Help guide Junior Counselors and Camp Volunteers to have a deeper understanding of leadership and counseling skills.
  • Ensure that the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified (can receive certification through YWCA Glendale)
  • 17 years of age
  • Ability to work with children of all ages
  • Ability to meditate conflicts that may arise
  • Have basic knowledge of domestic violence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be physically able to participate in all camp activities, including but not limited to walking 1-2 miles, hiking, and physical games
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds with no difficulty.

TIME COMMITMENT

  • 30 hrs/week for 2 weeks: Monday-Fridays from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Must work a full session (Session 1: July 9-July 20; Session 2: July 23-August 3)

EMAIL BRIGHID QUINN if interested: brighidquinn@glendaleywca.org

Job Summary:

The Summer Camp Volunteer Camp Counselor is responsible for leading, being a role model, and implementing educationally fun activities for children in small to medium size groups. Each group will consist of children ranging from 6- 14 years old. Camp counselors will also be responsible for encouraging team work, skill achievement, individual growth, and the general safety of his/her group. This summer program is geared to providing a high-quality experience for all participants and with a specific focus on  YWCA core values of empowering children, self-sufficiency, healthy relationships and general well being.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Communicate instructions to assigned group
  • Directly assist Camp Y Staff
  • Create weekly schedules for campers
  • Organize and lead a variety of small and medium group activities each week
  • Implement team building, educational games and healthy relationships
  • Identify and respond to behavioral issues
  • Maintains attendance count at all activities
  • Mediate any conflicts that may arise between members of your group.
  • Be knowledgeable of and adhere to all camp policies, rules and guidelines
  • Build healthy relationships with all children and understand what level of learning and understanding that they are presently at, and implement development strategies
  • Delegate chores to maintain the cleanliness of your designated space.
  • Keep track of camper dietary restrictions and allergies and ensure proper snacks/meals are distributed to each camper in your assigned group
  • Manage group transitions to ensure timely arrival of your entire group.
  • Report any notable concerns or incidents to Camp Counselor Coordinator
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified
  • Some experience with children
  • Patient, enthusiastic, self-controlled and dependable
  • Ability to work with children of all ages
  • Have basic knowledge of Domestic Violence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to participate in potentially strenuous physical activity.
  • Ability to meditate conflicts that may arise from children between 6-14yrs of age

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be physically able to participate in all Camp activities; this includes but is not limited to various gym activities, walking distance field trips, physical games, etc.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to climb up and down 20 or more stairs with no assistance.
  • Must be capable of assisting clients and/or children to safely exit the premises in case of an emergency.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds with no difficulty.

TIME COMMITMENT:

M-F 9-3 PM. 

Volunteer can pick between 2, 4 week long sessions. 

Option 1: June 11-July 6 (four weeks).

Option 2: July 9- August 3 (four weeks).

EMAIL BRIGHID QUINN: BRIGHIDQUINN@GLENDALEYWCA.ORG IF INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

Engage your community by participating in YWCA Glendale’s events.

YWCA Glendale hosts several events a year and needs assistance with event set-up, greeting and registering guests, as well as marketing and promotion in the community.

Volunteer Commitment: Varies; will receive emails as events needs arise

Our donation based Hope Closet is a place where our clients can go to get women’s and children’s clothing, home goods, shoes and accessories.

We are in need of a volunteer who can help us organize, maintain and sort through our donations. Volunteer must be able to assist clients to find certain items that fit their needs, and keep track of current closet inventory.

Volunteer Commitment:Varies; will receive emails as help needs arise.

Law Students

Regardless of whether you are considering a summer internship or a full-time or part-time semester externship, we provide students with training, support, and mentoring to help you improve your legal research, pleading preparation, client interviewing, and/or court advocacy. Students’ assignments will depend on our clients’ needs, as well as upon students’ skill-building goals. We are open to working with students who are eligible to become certified by the state bar to appear in court under attorney supervision.

Law Graduates

Whether you are awaiting bar exam results or not, we provide graduates with support, training, and mentoring to help you improve your legal research, pleading preparation, client interviewing, and/or court advocacy. Graduates’ assignments will depend upon our clients’ needs and the graduate’s skill-building goals. We are also open to working with graduates who are eligible for becoming certified by the state bar to appear in court under attorney supervision.

Paralegal Students

Regardless of whether you are considering a summer internship or a full-time or part-time semester externship, we provide students with training, support, and mentoring to help you improve your pleading preparation, client interviewing, and/or court advocacy. Students’ assignments will depend on our clients’ needs, as well as upon students’ abilities and skill-building goals.

Paralegals

We provide paralegals with support, training, and mentoring to help you improve your pleading preparation, client interviewing, and/or court advocacy. Paralegals’ assignments will depend upon our clients’ needs and the paralegal’s abilities and skill-building goals.

Attorneys

If you are a licensed attorney, we can provide you with one-on-one support, training, and mentoring so you can obtain experience interviewing clients, preparing pleadings, and representing clients in domestic violence restraining order hearing(s) and/or divorce, paternity, and custody case(s). Restraining orders are an excellent way to obtain direct client experience, as these cases typically last only three (3) to six (6) weeks in total.

If you are interested in a volunteer position with YWCA Glendale’s Legal Department, please send your cover letter and resume to Brighid Quinn at brighidquinn@glendaleywca.org

Assist of Development Team with large mailings at certain times during the year.

Letter stuffing, labeling, etc. Attention to detail and organization are a must.

Time requirement: Varies; will receive emails as help needs arise. 1-3 times a year.

VOLUNTEER MUST COMPLETE A LIVESCAN AND TB TEST. EXPERIENCE WITH INFANTS AND TODDLERS IS A MUST.

We currently are in need of a volunteer to assist our Child Advocate in our Children’s Program.  The volunteer shift would be every Wednesday morning from 9:50-11:30 am, working with primarily babies and toddlers.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

* Provide childcare and/or therapeutic creativity workshops with children while moms are attending groups, counseling sessions, or meeting with case managers.

* Be consistent and on time. (remaining consistent will help the children develop trust and build healthy relationships)

*Support and listen openly to what the child has to say (Support and listening to each child’s concerns and needs will help develop rapport between child/volunteer /child advocate)

*Have patience with children ranging from 7 months -8 years old. (Patience is a very important action in the children’s program , Distress is something children pick up on very easily and may act out, misbehave or mimic the behavior if volunteer is constantly in a state of distress)

* Help with feeding children ( Children are fed a snack and drink every time they enter the center)

*Can redirect & handle children if they see a child is misbehaving /acting out

*Take initiative if I am busy taking care of other children

*Help children with arts & crafts

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Don’t see opportunities that are the right fit? Explore other ways to give back to YWCA Glendale with our Adopt-A-Room program.