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Child Care Volunteer/Intern - Commencing in July



Organization Summary:

For 40 years, Tubman has been leading the way to hope for women, men, youth and families who have experienced relationship violence, sexual exploitation, addiction, mental health challenges or other trauma. We provide countless ways to help including safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, elder abuse resources, youth programs, community education and much more.


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Arts, Culture and Humanities
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: Jan 5, 2018
Job Type: Volunteer Salary: Unpaid
Hours: One 2-3 hour shift per week for 6 months. Flexible on call opportunities are also available. 

Primary Duties:

Role Summary Child Care volunteers provide a safe space for parents to leave their children while they attend Tubman’s classes, groups, or services. Child Care Assistants implement developmentally appropriate opportunities for learning and play, while practicing conflict resolution to maintain a peaceful, happy atmosphere.

Impact & Benefits

  • Give back to your community by directly supporting parents and families, building trusting relationships with children while maintaining appropriate boundaries
  • Gain experience working with a diverse community of children, parents, and families
  • Learn supportive crisis intervention and conflict resolution techniques to help support children and parents who have experienced trauma or family violence


Position Responsibilities

  • Follow agency guidelines as you interact with clients and maintain a child-centered environment, demonstrating healthy communication skills and practicing conflict resolution
  • Help plan and implement developmentally-appropriate recreational activities that prepare children emotionally, physically, cognitively, and socially for school  
  • Keep the playroom areas clean, safe, and well-organized


Position Qualifications

  • Enjoy working with children, have experience working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
  • Excellent communication and people skills, including emotional stability and patience
  • Ability and willingness to listen actively and respond appropriately to children and parents
  • Ability to work with diverse teams and clients to foster a culturally inclusive environment


How To Apply:

Applications are available on our website

We encourage applications from people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all genders, veterans and people with disabilities.


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