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Wanted: Youth Development Professionals for our Sites!!

Location: Carson CA, 90810

Date: 11/29/2018 Spots Remaining: 2000

Description

Quick Overview: Youth Development Professional Volunteers serve at our after school programs with our youth ages 6-18 years old. They assist staff and program directors with three program areas: Academic Success, Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. 

Mission: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson offers young people a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves, dedicated adult mentors who respect and listen to them and outcome based programs that empower youth to become lifelong learners. 

Impact: Because of our volunteers, 98% of our youth members are graduating from high school with 94% of them pursuing post secondary education after graduation, 72% of members are volunteering in their communities at least once per year & 49% are volunteering at least once per month, and 53% of club members aged 9 & older are receiving at least one hour of physical activity five days per week. 

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Our Club is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serving over 1,000 kids after school each day across 11 locations in Carson and South Los Angeles - Compton and Watts. The Club relies upon regular and consistent volunteers to serve as Youth Development Professional Volunteers (YDP’s). YDP’s plan, implement, supervise and evaluate activities with youth ages 6 through 18 years of age in the areas of Arts & Crafts, Leadership Development and Sports. As a YDP volunteer, you could teach a weekly art class, coach a dozen middle school youth basketball, mentor a teen through the college application process or tutor a 3rd grader in reading, for example. The Club welcomes volunteers with unique interests. Depending on a location’s needs and the interest of youth, often YDP volunteers are able to start their own weekly activity.

 

Locations: 

Clubhouse

Main Street Clubhouse

21502 Main St.

Carson, CA 90745

Elementary Schools: 

Bonita Street Elementary School

21929 Bonita St.

Carson, CA 90745

Towne Avenue Elementary School

18924 Towne Ave.

Carson, CA 90746

Middle Schools: 

Andrew Carnegie Middle School

21820 Bonita St.

Carson, CA 90745 

Edwin Markham Middle School

1650 E. 104th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90002

John Muir Middle School

5929 S. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90044

Rancho Dominguez Preparatory

4110 Santa Fe Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90810

Stephen White Middle School

22102 S. Figueroa St.

Carson, CA 90745

High Schools

Carson High School

22328 Main St.

Carson, CA 90745

King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine & Science

161 E. 120th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90059

Alain Leroy Locke College Preparatory Academy

325 E. 111th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90061

 

Skills/Knowledge Desired:

  • Experience in working with children
  • Knowledge of youth development and/or activities 
  • Superior level of responsibility, reliability and punctuality
  • Ability to provide guidance, assistance and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific classes and/or programs
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagrammatic form. Involves semi routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices and actions
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior expectations
  • Familiarity with email and online forms – agreement to record and track volunteer service hours on a weekly basis
  • Forward thinking, excellent customer service skills, ready to take initiative on projects and duties
  • Demonstrated ability to work in communities where diverse populations reside
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

Commitment: Youth thrive with the stability of regular and consistent volunteers. As such, volunteers commit to at least one afternoon per week between the hours of 2-6PM, for a minimum of three months. Most volunteers serve year over year and are an active participant in the success of our youth.

Requirements: Safety is our #1 priority for our youth. In order to meet these standards, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and complete the mandatory onboarding process that includes testing requirements such as: a background check, Live Scan fingerprinting, and a TB test. 

Physical Requirements: Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of standing for long periods of time, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of up to 50 pounds. 

Next Steps: For consideration, fill out the online volunteer interest form at bgccarson.org/volunteer. Applicants will be contacted within one week of submission by Club staff with next steps. 

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
  • Issue Area(s): Children & Youth Education
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Additional Dates for this Event
Volunteers needed through 5/31/2019

Carson, CA 90810
  • Monday: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Hailey Wigod

After Expressing interest in one or more dates and times you'd like to volunteer, your availability will be sent to the Opportunity Leader who will review and confirm when you should attend.

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