Opportunity Details

Family Services, Children & Youth Education

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:16+

Drop-In Childcare for Families in Crisis at Providence (age 16+) Referral

When a family is in crisis, a child faces turmoil and the lack of safe, reliable childcare is a huge barrier to parents accessing the medical support and other services they need.

Join a stimulating, fun childcare facility providing support while parents and guardians go to medical appointments and procedures or visit family members in the hospital. Enhance the safety and connection for children 6 weeks to 10 years whose family may be experiencing a medical crisis.

Collaborate with our experienced staff to set-up the play area, supervise children of all ages, manage snack time & diapers changes, and lead special activities. Beyond this basic childcare, Train to interact with each child in a way that supports their resilience to any trauma they may be experiencing.

Past volunteers have enjoyed on how eager the children are to connect with them, and the diverse ages and backgrounds of children they get to meet. If you are consistent, eager to learn, skilled at connecting with children, and enjoy creating new relationships, we'd love to tell you more!

Commit to one half-day a week, Monday Friday mornings or early afternoons, for a minimum of 3 months to gain valuable skills working with a variety of children and get training in child development and crisis intervention.

Providence Hospital, 4805 NE Glisan St, Portland OR 97213

Drop-In Child Care Services: Provides a source of support for families who would not have any other options for child care as they face stressful situations in their lives, in court and hospital settings. We offer a trauma-informed approach to our clients.

Our mission is to change lives by promoting self-determination, building strong communities and standing for social justice.

We are passionate about finding innovative solutions to our community's most intractable social problems. From at-risk youth to victims of domestic violence, recovering addicts and the frail elderly, Volunteers of America provides a range of supportive and empowering services to our area's most vulnerable populations - and works with them to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

Opportunity Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity.

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**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.

**Please note, your hours may not be recorded in your Hands On Greater Portland account since this is a partner-managed opportunity.

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Volunteers needed through 8/13/2021

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