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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

 

There are a few things we need you to remember while you are volunteering with our kids:

 

Child Safety: 

This is a safety policy that requires that no adult ever be alone with a child.  A brief description of this policy can be found in “Protecting the Mission – Policies for Work with Minors.”

 

Dress Code:

You should dress comfortably when volunteering in our After School Program as you are going to be playing with children.  We ask that our volunteers wear clothing appropriate for work with children.  Shirts must not be too low cut or too short.  Clothing should be clean and free from tears, rips, or holes.  Clothing should not have any inappropriate sayings or endorse any illicit activity.  We highly recommend that you refrain from wearing earrings that dangle, as children will pull on them.  Clothing should not be see-through.  No sweats or spandex may be worn.

 

Volunteer Procedures:

  1. You may be asked to present ID when you arrive.
  2. When you arrive, please sign in on the volunteer log in the staff office.  You will need to sign out on the same sheet when you leave.
  3. Wear a volunteer badge while you are here and return it once you leave.
  4. Check in with the supervisor on duty and ask where they would like to have you.
  5. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you need help with anything!  It’s a busy place, but we want to help make your time fulfilling.

 

We depend upon your schedule when you volunteer at our After-School Program. 

If you need to miss your volunteer time for any reason, please call us as much in advance as possible at 325-6810 ext. 2105.

 

Volunteer Position Description:

  • Supervise children at play to ensure a safe and healthy environment
  • Help during education time, being able to help children with basic homework tutoring and reading.
  • Facilitate recreation programming, specifically with creative programming and game planning.
  • Be able to keep children focused and on task.
  • Be able to put together basic “after-school snacks.”
  • The ability to stay patient and caring for children, even during tough situations.
  • Aid children in completion of their homework
  • Disinfect and clean surfaces, including sweeping and mopping floors
  • Read stories, play games, and generally interact with children in an uplifting manner
  • Enforce Protect the Mission policies
 

General Volunteer Documentation & Training Checklist

 

All volunteers, serving in all areas of TSA Spokane must complete following Documentation and Training steps

  • Attend The Salvation Army Spokane Volunteer Orientation
  • Volunteer Welcome Packet (includes Volunteer name, email & phone, Emergency contact information,  & Limited liability waiver)
  • Electronic Background Check – Sent by Sterling Inc.
  • Execute (sign) The Salvation Army Code of Ethics for Working With Minors – sent electronically from TSA DHQ – executed electronically
  • Execute (sign) The Salvation Army Policies and Code of Conduct for Social Media Use - sent electronically from TSA DHQ – executed electronically
  • Complete the “Know Your Policies” online Armatus training module
  • Send completed certificate for Training modules to Volunteer Coordinator via email.
  • Complete “Policy Refreshment” training every 2 years

 

Additional After School Program Volunteer

 Documentation & Training Checklist

 

Volunteers serving in the after school program of TSA Spokane must complete the following Documentation and Training steps

 

  • Complete and execute the Volunteer Statement for Work with Children
  • Complete Child Safety Interview questions with The Salvation Army Staff
  • Provide Personal and Professional references
  • Salvation Army Staff completes reference interview 1
  • Salvation Army Staff completes reference interview 2
  • Complete the “Meet Sam” online Armatus training module
  • Complete the “Social Media” online Armatus training module
  • Send completed certificate for Training modules to Volunteer Coordinator via email.
  • Complete Protect the Mission in person training with The Salvation Army Staff