Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
Volunteer with LA Gymnastics Special Needs Program!
Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an expertise in strategic planning, experience being on a board of directors, and want to help a nonprofit grow their impact to youth with special needs, LASG is a great place to volunteer.
Organization Name and Website: LA Gymnastics www.LAgymnastics.com
Mission or Broader Program Description: LA School of Gymnastics is a USA and Olympic team training center for children in athletic sports such as gymnastics, cheer, dance and ballet. Programs are offered for special needs students from a wide range of backgrounds and age categories.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced executive management person who can help LASG with their strategic planning. The pro-bono strategic planner we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. Each volunteer is matched to a position and will meet with the Executive Director to ensure completion of the project.
Preparation and tidying up of classroom(s) in which the pupil(s) with special needs is/are being taught.
Assisting children to board and alight from school buses. Where necessary travel as escort on school buses may be required. Special assistance as necessary for pupils with particular difficulties e.g. helping physically disabled pupils with typing or writing.
Assistance with clothing, feeding, toileting and general hygiene.
Assisting on out-of-school visits, walks and similar activities.
Assisting teachers in the supervision of children with special needs during assembly, recreational and dispersal periods.
Accompanying individuals or small groups who may have withdrawn temporarily from the classroom.
General assistance to the class teachers, under the direction of the Principal, with duties of a non-teaching nature. (Special Needs Assistants may not act as either substitute or temporary teachers. In no circumstances may they be left in sole charge of a class).
Where a Special Needs Assistant has been appointed to assist a school in catering for a specific pupil, duties should be modified to support the particular needs of the pupil concerned.
Experience in board of directors’ services and non-profits a plus
Previous experience in strategic planning
Proven record with developing and implementing a strategic plan
Working knowledge of MS Office
Outstanding organizational and planning abilities
Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field a plus
LASG normally operates on a 5-hour window daily, but with the schools closed due to mandated closure, we will have the ability to operate in a 12-hour window in order to practice social distancing. We can greatly limit the number of people in the building and spread out far beyond 6 feet. We are also proud to have a cleaning system and a series of protocols and strict guidelines that are in place.
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