Homework Helpers for After School Program
Family & Children's Agency
Education, Tutoring, Youth Development
What we are looking for:
Family & Children's Agency is especially in need of individuals to make a difference in the lives of middle school students by volunteering in FCA's ASPIRE after school program starting this September. Come join a dynamic team of committed volunteers who provide guidance and homework help at FCA's program located on the 3rd floor of Ben Franklin School from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. during the academic year. No experience is necessary and volunteers can choose to volunteer one afternoon a week, Monday through Friday for a minimum of three months (academic year preferred). Adults and high school students are eligible for volunteering. Fridays will purely be academics from 3:30 - 4:30. Program Information Family & Children’s Agency seeks to improve the lives of Norwalk’s students by enabling their successful transition into high school and beyong while increasing their ability to be productive, independent young adults. This is accomplished by providing a safe and structured community-based After School Program for students to improve academic performance, develop character, and promote healthy peer interactions and lifestyles. The program operates on the Norwalk Public Schools' calendar and does not offer programs during holidays and vacations. Requirements To become a volunteer in the After School Program, volunteers must complete an application and necessary background checks, including criminal, state, and Department of Children and Families checks. Volunteers must also complete an Agency orientation with Volunteer Services and a program orientation with the After School Program staff. Family & Children’s Agency expects volunteers to commit to one afternoon a week for a minimum of three months. However, volunteers are encouraged to commit for the academic year. Many volunteers have seasonal activities or commitments and time off can be arranged to accommodate these activities. Skills Needed: Positive role model Desire to work with children Patience Good judgment Dependability/consistency Cultural sensitivity/awareness Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries Clean background checks (for those over age 18) Family & Children’s Agency is a leading non-profit, human service organization that is committed to increasing the social and emotional well-being of our clients. We provide strength-based, solution focused services that respond to the individual needs of children, families, adults, and seniors. Last year more than 10,000 individuals of all ages and all walks of life experienced life-altering, positive changes as a result of their work with Family & Children’s Agency.
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