Family And Volunteer Sign-Up Info

Kids Empowering Kids Family Sign-up

Preface: As a guest at Family Promise and through Kids Empowering Kids, you will have access to a list of talented high school student volunteers can offer their services. Our volunteers offer a wide variety of skill sets, giving your children free access to music lessons, sports training, tutoring, and arts and crafts. More than that, when these volunteers spend time with your kids, you also get some breathing room. Our volunteers, however, are not babysitters, so a parent must be present while they are there.  

To sign up to use Kids Empowering Kids, you will need to email our Family Coordinator Jessica Bargamian with the following information: your name, your childrens' names and ages, the activities that your kids are interested in being involved in, any additional volunteer preference (ie. gender, age). If you have any questions about this process please contact our Family Coordinator, Jessica Bargamian (jbargamian@kidsempoweringkids.org).

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Kids Empowering Kids Volunteer Sign-up

Preface: Kids Empowering Kids is an organization that connects children that are homeless or underprivileged with youth in their community looking to share their talents and time. We are affiliated with Family Promise Metrowest right now, but we plan to incorporate other Family Partners in the future. Information on how to volunteer at specific Family Partners, along with their resources and contact information, can be found in blue boxes at the bottom of our homepage. 

To become a Kids Empowering Kids volunteer, you first need to attend a volunteer training at your local family promise. Training dates can be found on the Family Promise website. After attending a training session, you are now eligible to volunteer with Kids Empowering Kids. To be added to our database, so that you can be contact by families in the future, please email our Volunteer Coordinator Julia Cleary (jcleary@kidsempoweringkids.org). In this email please include the following: your name, age, current high school that you are attending, skills and activities that you are able to teach, any additional information that you want us to know (ie. schedule). Families in shelter live in close quarters. By spending time with kids and developing a relationship with them, you are also helping the parents by giving them breathing room, but you are not a babysitter. The child’s parent must be present.

 

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Volunteer Sign-up Information Example

  1. Age - 16

  2. Mobile Phone - 617-***-****

  3. When should families try to call you to schedule appointments (e.g., anytime after 6:00 pm on weekdays)?  - Feel free to call me after 7:00 pm on weekdays or in the afternoon on Saturdays.

  4. Which family partner would you like to work at? - Family Promise Metrowest Natick, MA Shelter

  5. When are you available to volunteer?  - I am at the Natick shelter from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm every Sunday. I'm also available on Saturdays depending on my schedule.

  6. Activities You Offer - Music, Sports, Tutoring 

  7. Short Bio (Is there anything else you would like the kids to know about you?) - I've been volunteering at Family Promise for three years, and I love hanging out with kids! I play guitar, soccer, and can tutor in Math, Science, English, and U.S. History. I've been playing guitar since I was 6, and now teach privately and perform in a Jazz combo. I've played four years of varsity soccer and played club soccer my entire life. 

  8. *Note: Notice how the bio explains what this volunteer as to offer in each of the three categories selected; this allows Kids Empowering Kids to accurately match volunteers with family needs!

 

 


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