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Mindful Mornings Volunteer Opportunities

FallFest in Park365!

SOAR365 is a non-profit organization that creates life-fulfilling opportunities for people with disabilities. We do this by providing four sets of core services: Business Solutions; Adult Day Services/Children & Youth Day Services; Pediatric Therapy; and Residential Services (Respite and Summer Camps). Our wide range of programs is designed to serve individuals no matter what stage of the life cycle they are in, and to support families who are coping with the daily “real world” challenges of living with a disability. We have a profound impact on the 1,300 individuals and families we serve each year. Next Generations Advisory Council (NGAC) is our young professional group whose mission is to raise awareness about SOAR365, advocate for individuals with disabilities through philanthropic initiatives, and support the implementation of at least two annual events (SummerFest and FallFest). FallFest will take place on Thursday October 24 from 6-9 p.m. This family-friendly Halloween-themed event will feature a great selection of local food trucks, craft beer, wine, and a DJ. Entry fee includes a plastic cup and one drink ticket. Kids 12 and under are free and proceeds benefit children and adults with disabilities being served through SOAR365 programs. Volunteer opportunities available: Volunteer Check-In (4:30-6 pm) – 2 volunteers Set-Up (4:30-6 pm) – 4 volunteers Traffic Attendants (5:30-7 pm) – 2 volunteers Ticket/Entrance & ID Check (5:30-7:30 pm) – 8 volunteers Trick-or-Treat Candy Distributors (5:30-8:30 pm) – 4 stations/8 volunteers Wine Servers (5:30-8:30 pm) – 3 volunteers Beer Servers (5:30-8:30 pm) – 3 volunteers Water/Snack Stations (5:30-8:30 pm) – 2 volunteers Raffle Ticket Sales (5:30-8:30 pm) – 2-3 volunteers Take-Down (9-9:30 pm) – 2-3 volunteers Volunteers will be provided with free entry to the FallFest event. Food will be available for purchase from food trucks. Water and restrooms are available on premise. PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers are welcome to dress in FAMILY-FRIENDLY costumes. The following will not be permitted: Masks Weapons (including plastic weapons) Costumes with violent themes or elements Costumes with sexually provocative themes or elements

10/24/19 6:00 PM


CAFI ambassadors will represent the organization and its mission while engaging with individuals in the community at CAFI events and the CAFI Resource Center. A CAFI ambassador will show respect, integrity, and helpfulness to all persons served by the organization. Orientation and Training: The Volunteer coordinator gives orientation and training. Orientation will be held quarterly or when new volunteers are being assigned. Responsibilities: Attend assigned events to provide supervision of the facility. This includes opening the facility and locking facility after the assigned event. Ensure unauthorized areas are secure while events are occurring in the facility. Ensure the facility is clean after the event. This includes trash removal; swept floors, clean tables and any materials used are put away. If items need to be replenished such as toilet paper for bathrooms and paper towels. Confirm events that are scheduled are on the calendar and update any changes. Ensure guest sign-in and out or have registration list of attendees from the sponsor of the event. Ensure that materials for the event are made available either by CAFI or the Sponsor of the event (i.e. food, drinks, arts and crafts, paper, table, chairs etc.). May be assigned to events outside of the facility as a vendor to promote the organization. This will include setting up the table, having display materials, brochures, selling organizational paraphernalia ( i.e. hats, shirts, etc.). Greeting guests Outcomes/Goals: Ensure guest have a successful event. Ensure the safety and security of the property. Ensure materials are replenished if needed. Ensure the facility is clean. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent Ability to take direction and partner with CAFI staff to complete assignments Ability to respond with a high degree of urgency to the needs and requests of others, internally and externally. Participate as a team member and complete assignments independently, as appropriate Excellent oral and written communication skills Work Schedule: Volunteers will be assigned as events are being scheduled. Hours may vary depending on the event. A typical event maybe 4 to 8 hours. Time commitment: A minimum of 4 hours per week of volunteer service is expected for this position. This assignment is ongoing. The position assignment is for one year. The commitment may extend dependent on the need of the organization and the performance of the volunteer. Volunteer Benefits: Opportunity to learn new skills in event planning. References for employment or academic purposes, dependent on satisfactory performance. Opportunity to make professional contacts in a community organization Opportunity to contribute toward the mission of CAFI, Inc. Click the plus sign below. To find out more information about the specific opportunities.

10/26/19 8:30 AM + more

Saturday Sitters (recreation respite care)

Saturday Sitters is a collaborative program sponsored by The Arc of Hanover, Hanover County Public Schools and Hanover Parks aned Recreation. It is a recreation-respite opportunity for infants and preschoolers, who are enrolled in Hanover County's Early Intervention program or in a Hanover county Public Schools' preschool special education class. Siblings up to age 11 are included and welcomed at Saturday Sitters. Volunteers will be under the direction of a trained and experienced leader at all time. Duties include: Follow instructions from the leader assigned to your room If a child is having a behavioral issue, let the adult leader know Assist the children with play, craft and circle activities Assist the children with dinner time, washing hands before eating and opening packages.

12/21/19 3:30 PM + more

Court Appointed Special Advocate for Kids (CASA)

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected. They make sure the child’s needs are heard – in the community and in the courtroom – and serve as a caring, consistent adult in a child’s life. They are individuals from all walks of life who are willing to dedicate their time to looking out for a child’s best interests. CASA volunteers get to know the child and gather information from everyone involved in his or her life, including parents, relatives, foster parents, teachers, doctors, lawyers, social workers and other service providers. CASA volunteers use the information gathered to report to the judge, advocating for the child’s best interests. CASAs make sure children don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social services systems. Each volunteer will stay with a case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Richmond CASA urgently needs more volunteers to fill this important role. CASA volunteers must complete background checks, a personal interview and participate in a 34 hour training class. To learn more about the application process, visit http://grscan.com/be-a-casa/.