Volunteer Opportunities

January 20, 2019

Telic Empowerment’s dynamic programming could not be possible without the help of volunteers like

YOU!

We are looking for volunteers for the following programs:

Parent Empowerment Groups (PEG)
Telic Empowerment’s All Ability Birthday Bash (TAABB)
Strokes for a Cause
Art of Ability Fundraising Art Auction
Workshops and Trainings

Programs

Parent Empowerment Groups (PEGs)

What are PEGs?

Our PEGs are a monthly parent support group that is an informative, topic based discussion in a nonjudgmental and supportive environment.  During each PEG a local resource is highlighted or a presentation is given by a representative of a local organization that supports families affected by disabilities.  Free childcare is provided for children with disabilities as well as their siblings.  Light refreshments and coffee are also served.

Who can volunteer for the PEGs?

We are looking for teachers, nurses, therapists, or related fields to support the childcare program.

All potential volunteers should have:

State Identification

Current employee badge or background check

Current and updated volunteer registration

Parent Consent Form (if  the volunteer is between the ages of 15-17 years old)

A Volunteer I (lead volunteer) should have:

5 + years of experience working with children with disabilities

CPR and First Aid certification

Telic’s All Ability Birthday Bash (TAABB)

What is TAABB?

It’s our yearly disability friendly birthday party!!! Each year we host an ALL Inclusive, Disability Friendly, FREE birthday celebration! There will be sensory games, music, arts activities, entertainment, disability resources, and activities that are accessible to everyone!

Who can volunteer for TAABB?

Anyone (aged 15 and up)! We encourage organizations as well as individual volunteers to assist us in making this a fun day for all!

Volunteer stations and teams:

Parking– Volunteers are needed to assist with parking, greeting families, and direct them to the party.

Registration– This station will be responsible for welcoming our guests with a friendly smile, checking in registered guests, providing information and answering questions about the event, ensuring that all guests have socks, and distributing meal tickets.

Floaters– Floaters will provide additional support to volunteers as they serve in their assigned stations.  They will also offer additional assistance to parents, as needed.

Buddies– Buddies will escort children with disabilities, of families with multiple children, to the different stations and activities so parents can relax.

Batcave– The Batcave is the designated play space for children with mobility challenges.  It will be complete with plush padding for safe floor play and a variety of adaptive toys! Volunteers in the Batcave will actively supervise children, facilitate play, and monitor safety.

Wakanda– Wakanda is where imagination comes to life!  In this room, guests are able to let their creativity run wild through art play! Volunteers in Wakanda will assist children as they create their masterpieces, actively supervise use of materials, and carefully monitor the safety of the guests in the room.

Spidey Senses– Guests will be immersed in an interactive sensory experience in our Spiderman sensory room!  This room has four stations that will need to be monitored very carefully.   There will be 1 volunteer per station and 1 volunteer on clean up duty.

The Fortress of Solitude– This room is designated as a quiet and calming space for guests.  It will be a darkened room with nature sounds, comfortable seating, and toys. Volunteers will actively supervise the activity and safety of the guests in this room, assist in creating a calming space,  and monitor outside interference.

Inflatables Team– There will be inflatables accessible to all guests.  There are separate designated inflatables and play areas for toddlers, school age children, and adolescents and young adults.  Volunteers will be responsible for monitoring the number of guests jumping at a single time, attentively supervising all jumpers, and enforcing safe play.

Raffle Team– There will be raffles and giveaways of all kinds for our guests!  Volunteers will oversee the raffle process by distributing raffle tickets and ensuring that the correct winners receive their items.

Food servers– Food will be served!  There will be allergy friendly options too! Volunteers will be charged with serving food to guests who present a meal ticket.

Prep Team– Telic loves to be organized and efficient! Volunteers assigned to the prep team will assist Telic, the week of March 18th, with preparing prep boxes (with instructions) for each designated area for quick and easy set up.

Set up– Volunteers will be needed to distribute prep boxes, decorate, and set up the rooms.  Persons interested in this assignment, must be available from 2-3:30 pm the day of the event.

Clean up crew– Volunteers selected for the clean up crew will work with Telic Empowerment and Leaping Lizards in restoring the facility to its original set up. This will include but is not limited to: emptying trash cans, breaking down each room, placing all toys, tables, and chairs back to their original location, vacuuming, and loading cars with materials. Interested parties must be available from 4:30-6 pm.

Character Appearance- Volunteers selected must be willing to make an appearance, at our event, dressed as a costumed,  superhero character or Disney character. Costumes will not be provided and volunteer must come already dressed in their character. Any positive, popular, and recognizable superhero character, that is portrayed in comics, animations, or movies, is acceptable to submit. Volunteer will be expected to be in attendance for 1-2 hours, during the event,  add joy to our special needs families, take photos, interact with the attendees, and portray his/her character accurately and appropriately.

Nurse / EMT – Volunteer must be an active or retired RN or above or a trained first responder. Volunteer will be expected to be on site to run our first aid station.

Other Information

There are specific time slots available.  However, in the event that the time slots conflict with your schedule, the registration form allows potential volunteers to input their availability. All interested volunteers should complete a volunteer registration and application.  Youth applicants must be at least 15 years of age and have parents provide permission by completing a parent consent form.  Youth applicants 15-17, will be supervised by a lead volunteer.  When you are chosen to volunteer, a representative of Telic Empowerment will notify you of your selection and volunteer assignment.  We thank you in advance for your interest in serving!

Strokes for a Cause

What is Strokes for a Cause?

This is an annual event designed to celebrate the talents and artistic abilities of our differently-abled friends.  Participants are asked to create a themed masterpiece that will later be auctioned off at our Art of Ability Fundraising Art Auction! This event is complete with an opportunity to create an original artwork, a keepsake for each participant with their artwork, and refreshments.

Who can volunteer for Strokes for a  Cause?

Anyone (ages 15 and up)! Preference will be given to individuals who have:

A passion for art

Experience with working with children with disabilities

Art of Ability Fundraising Auction

What is Art of Ability Fundraising Auction?

This is a celebration of ability in true Telic fashion! The artwork created by the participants of Strokes for a Cause will be auctioned off along with other items in a fundraising effort that supports our ability to continue to provide services and programming at no cost to our families.

This event has it all…food, music, community performances, giveaways, raffles, stunning artwork from amateur, differently abled artists… and all for a low price!

Who can volunteer?

Anyone over the age of 15.

Volunteer stations and teams:

Registration– This station will be responsible for welcoming our guests with a friendly smile, checking in registered guests, providing information and answering questions about the event, and distributing meal tickets.

Raffle Team– There will be raffles and giveaways of all kinds for our guests! Volunteers will oversee the raffle process by distributing raffle tickets and ensuring that the correct winners receive their items.

Food servers– Food will be served!  There will be allergy friendly options too! Volunteers will be charged with serving food to guests who present a meal ticket.

Prep Team– Telic loves to be organized and efficient! Volunteers assigned to the prep team will assist Telic, the week of the event, with preparing prep boxes (with instructions) for each designated area for quick and easy set up.

Set up– Volunteers will be needed to distribute prep boxes, decorate, and set up the rooms.  Persons interested in this assignment, must be available for two hours prior to the event start time.

Clean up crew– Volunteers selected for the clean up crew will work with Telic Empowerment and the venue staff in restoring the facility to its original set up. This will include but is not limited to: emptying trash cans,  placing all tables and chairs back to their original location, vacuuming, and loading cars with materials. Interested parties must be available for an hour following the event ending time.

Floaters– Floaters will provide additional support to volunteers as they serve in their assigned stations.  They will also offer additional assistance to parents and families, as needed.

Workshops and Trainings

Telic Empowerment offers free parent workshops and trainings on topics that are pertinent to their experience.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone! Volunteers must be 15 years old or older.

Volunteer stations:

Set up– Volunteers will be needed to decorate and set up the rooms.  Persons interested in this assignment, must be available for two hours prior to the event start time.

Registration– This station will be responsible for welcoming our guests with a friendly smile, checking in registered guests, providing information and answering questions about the event,  and distributing meal tickets.

Clean up crew– Volunteers selected for the clean up crew will work with Telic Empowerment and the venue staff in restoring the facility to its original set up. This will include but is not limited to: emptying trash cans,  placing all tables and chairs back to their original location, vacuuming, and loading cars with materials. Interested parties must be available for an hour following the event ending time.

Floaters- Floaters will provide additional support to volunteers as they serve in their assigned stations.  They will also offer additional assistance to parents and families, as needed.

Childcare– A designated area will be allocated to providing fun, engaging, and attentive care to the children of our participants.  Childcare volunteers should have:

State Identification

Current employer badge or current background check

Current and updated volunteer application

Volunteer I (lead volunteers) should have:

CPR and First Aid certification

5+ years of working with children and young adults with disabilities

What training does Telic Empowerment provide?

Volunteers will be asked to review our volunteer handbook and complete any necessary online trainings.  If a volunteer does not have CPR and First Aid certification at the time of registration, and wishes to become a Volunteer I, opportunities will be available to secure certification.

I’m interested! How do I become a volunteer?

Complete the volunteer registration process (fill out registration form and provide requested identifying documents).

AND

Review the volunteer handbook and submit the signature page.

AND

Complete volunteer training (if, applicable).

*Please remember, although we are extremely grateful for your interest in volunteering with Telic Empowerment, completing a volunteer registration and application does not guarantee you a volunteer position. All applications will be reviewed by Telic Empowerment.  Approved volunteers will be contacted, provided the volunteer handbook, and instructions for training.

Contact Information:

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:
Bettina Newton  
Program Director 
telicempower@gmail.com or bettinan@telicempowerment.org

Volunteer Spotlight

Shalayna Hatched

Shalayna has served consistently as a Volunteer I in our Parent Empowerment Group childcare program! She has also volunteered at our Strokes for a Cause and Art of Ability Fundraising Auction!  Wherever Telic is, you can be sure that Shalayna will be there all smiles and ready to help! Thank you so much, Shalayna!

 

Volunteer Opportunity Highlight 

Presenting…

Telic’s All Ability Birthday Bash!

To be considered for a volunteering for this event, please fill out the registration form HERE.

Volunteer Registration Form

General Volunteer Registration Form
To be sure our volunteers are qualified to help with our population we need at least two of these items.
volunteer experience, special skills and talents
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