Parents' Night Out Event!
Calling all PLAYTIME enthusiast!
We are looking for volunteers to help us host a fun night of activities and games for kids with special needs and thier siblings, while parents get a few hours of much needed self care time. Come help us design an obstacle course (with Zipline and ballpit options!), create an art project, make slime, facilitate a board game, help build a race track or just read some books!
About the Event
Parents’ Night Out is a special opportunity for parents and caregivers of the children receiving our services, to have a few hours of personal time. This free event is hosted at our Burien location where our trained pediatric therapists, with the support of volunteers, facilitate three hours of exciting, age-appropriate activities for the kids, including dinner!
As a Parents’ Night Out Childcare Support Volunteer, you play an important role in creating a safe, fun and engaging environment for children of varying ages and abilities. In partnership with staff, you’ll be helping parents receive an essential piece of support while promoting the opportunity for self-care and overall wellness.
Complimentary light dinner
Opportunity to collaborate and gain work experince alongside field experts and skilled staff
Exposure to equipment, materials and tools used in pediatric therapy services
Observe discipline specific therapy 1:1 therapy sessions—if desired
Become a valued member of a diverse and committed team at top ranked and largest pediatric therapy center in the WA state
Invitation to volunteer appreciation happenings and other agency special events
Receive volunteer service verification letter
One time, on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
3.5 hours, from 4:30pm-8:00pm
127 SW 156th St Burien, WA 98166
Interact and support program participants while maintaining a positive attitude
Assist with setup/ clean up duties such as; moving tables/chairs/therapy equipment, gathering requested supplies, disinfecting materials, dinner prep
Assist in facilitating projects and activities such as arts/crafts, games, senory bins, obstacle courses, etc.
Plan and lead appropriate activities – if desired
Work cooperatively and effectively as a team member by communicating, contributing, and reflecting on a continuous basis
Communicate with children, parents, and staff in support of our mission
Other tasks as needed
Ability to commit to the 3.5 hours need for volunteers as specified above
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Experience working with youth, an interest in child development, individuals with special needs and developmental delays (preferred but not required)
Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of all program participants and their families
Must be able to support and affirm youth with diverse cultures, racial and ethnic identities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, abilities, and countries of origin
Sit/stand frequently and ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
Background check is required
Participate in orientation, assignment training and safety tour
Consent to required agreements related to the project including; Liability Release Waiver and Confidentiality Agreement
Must be at least 16 and signed consent of parent/guardian is required
This is an unpaid, volunteer position
Children’s Therapy Center seeks to reflect the diversity of our communities. We believe every employee, volunteer and guest/visitor has the right to be free from unlawful discrimination. Consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, Children’s Therapy Center provides all employees, volunteers and applicants with equal opportunity in all aspects of the relationship
1/23/20 4:30 PM