Volunteer FAQ

1.Can my child volunteer?
2. What type of positions can I volunteer for?
3. What type of events can I volunteer at?
4. How long will I be at each event?
5. Do I have to go through a background check?
6. I have had a background check done at another location can I bring a copy of the results?
7. What type of training do I need?
8. Will I be paid?
9. Do I have a choice on the position I volunteer for with AiN?
10. Can my friends be with me while I volunteer at AiN?
11. What if I get sick the day of the event?
12. How long is the commitment?
13. I’m not comfortable helping out with special needs kid, can I help out in any other ways?
14. What will I be doing during these sessions?

 

 

1. Can my child volunteer? If your child is at least 12 years of age, we would love to have you child volunteer! If your child is 12 years of age to 8th grade please plan on joining them in volunteering. Children 9th grade to 12th grade can volunteer without parent support.

 

2.  What type of positions can I volunteer for?

  1. Coordinator
    1. Be at event at least 45 minutes in advance
    2. Be in AiN Event location for monthly meetings.
    3.  If there are no administrative volunteers, do the check-in and check-out.
    4. Assist parents with drop-off.
    5. Oversee Group Leaders.
      1. Make sure they don’t have any questions or concerns.
      2. If Group Leaders have concerns about children they will come to you.
      3. Make sure Jr. Leaders know what materials they need to be laying out next.
      4. Make sure all volunteers are focusing on their assigned children.
      5. Make sure all volunteers are focusing on the children and not carrying on conversations with one another.
    6. Be available to hear parents concerns or staff concerns.
    7. Report to All In Need Director.
    8. Oversee clean-up after Respite Night.
      1. Make sure all materials are put away and make sure you get the Safety Zone picked up.
      2. Clean off tables.
      3. Vacuum.
      4. Take out garbage.
  2. Group Leader
    1. Oversee five children within a group.
    2. Interact with children.
    3. Report to Coordinator on duty if you have concerns or questions
    4. Most of all – Have fun!
  3. 1:1
    1. Work with one child
    2. Interact with child
    3. Report to Coordinator on duty if you have concerns or questions
    4. Have fun!
  4. Group Leader for typical child 
    1. Help set up for activities
    2. Make sure all incoming children have name badges
    3. Oversee typical developing child
    4. Play and interact with children
    5. Report to Coordinator on duty if you have concerns or problems
    6. If injuries happen, contact RN/LPN on staff
  5. RN/LPN
    1. Review all medical history of each child that will be attending that night
    2. Make sure you are at the table greeting parents when they come in. Ask questions about medication as necessary
    3. Be prepared to answer questions from parents.
    4. Distribute medication
    5. Oversee any medical emergencies
    6. Report to Coordinator on duty if you have concerns
  6. Administrative
    1. Assist clean up crew
    2. Review group leader assessments
    3. Check in all children
    4. Assist sibling care babysitter for evening
    5. Report to Coordinator on duty if you have concerns
    6. Guard doors to make sure children are not going in and out
  7. Clean up Crew
    1. Meet with coordinator for monthly meetings
    2. Put sign up at the driveway before each event
    3. Find out if there is any additional set-up that needs to be completed
    4. Review nightly schedule to find out what and when activities need to be put away
    5. Wipe down tables
    6. Take out garbage
    7. vacuum
    8. Report to Coordinator on duty
    9. Guard doors to make sure children are not going in and out
  8. Sound Tech
    1. Meet with coordinator to find out theme for the night and what materials will be needed
    2. Have selected music playing during intake/activity time
    3. Have music programmed and ready to be played at worship time
    4. Report to Coordinator on duty
    5. Assist group leaders/clean up crew when needed
    6. Clean up music/videos and make sure they are given back to coordinator on duty
  9. Craft Leader
    1. Meet with coordinator to find out theme for the night and what materials will be needed
    2. Lead craft activities during activity time
    3. After activity, clean up and put away all materials
    4. If group is doing stations, stay with largest part of group to make sure doors are guarded
    5. Assist Clean-up crew/Coordinator with clean up in other areas

 

3. What type of events can I volunteer at?

  1. Revive – a three hour  respite event offered once a month
  2. Social Clubs – One and a half hour events offered twice a month
  3. Fundraising opportunities.

 

4. How long will I be at each event? Revive is a 3 hours long.

 

5. Do I have to go through a background check? Yes, if you are 18 and over you must go through a background check.

 

6.  I have had a background check done at another location can I bring a copy of the results? No, all AiN staff must complete a background check through AiN

 

7. What type of training do I need? AiN requires all volunteers to have their CPR card and First Aid card. (AiN will not pay for your CPR or First Aid training)  You are also required to complete AiN training which will take about an hour.

 

8. Will I be paid? No, this is a volunteer position and you will not be paid for any work that you do for AiN.

 

9. Do I have a choice on the position I volunteer for with AiN? Yes, we want you to feel comfortable and be able to serve families who need a break. We will not put you in a place that you feel uncomfortable in. We want your volunteer experience and the families experience to be a positive one.

 

10.  Can my friends be with me while I volunteer at AiN? No, everyone who is at AiN needs to have completed training and a background check.

 

11. What if I get sick the day of the event? Please call 925-257-4AIN and let them know as soon as possible so they can find a replacement for you.

 

12. How long is the commitment? AiN ask for a one year commitment. We are happy to work around your schedule but we ask for a year commitment due to the cost of training and background checks.

 

13. I’m not comfortable helping out with special needs kid, can I help out in any other ways? Yes, we have fundraisers throughout the year that we can always use your help with! If you want to help with children that are typical developing, we have that you too. Additionally, there is office support and so much more!

 

14.What will I be doing during these sessions? Please visit the “volunteer” page, there you can see different volunteering positions and brief descriptions of the duties and tasks involved with each. I will tell you that when volunteering wear sneakers and be ready for action in any position you work!