​​​​VOLUNTEER ROLES 

 

BABY PANTRY ASSISTANT

  1. Maintain the pantry and inventory, including occasionally washing, folding and sorting clothing. 
  2. Time commitment.  You can be available on your own schedule and spend as little or as much time as you want. 
  3. Solicit gently used items as well as work with stores willing to donate new items. 
  4. There is no client contact with this position. 
  5. No formal training is required. 


MENTOR

  1. Mentors work individually with one client at a time. Clients and mentors are carefully matched based on such variables as compatible personality, geographic location, and client needs.​
  2. Serve as a support person and friend to one client.    Activities are mutually chosen, such as cooking a meal together, taking your client to an appointment, or going to the park or out for coffee.
  3. Time commitment: Minimum of one year commitment (preferably longer) and a minimum of one contact each week.   
  4. Training and support for mentors will be provided.  Mentors need to attend a six session training prior to client contact.  Quarterly support groups for the mentors are available to share experiences and receive additional professional development. 
  5. Some transportation assistance may be required.When mentor and client get together for an activity, it may require picking up the client at home, school or work.

  6. All mentors must complete the TCAPS volunteer screening, including a fingerprinting, at no cost to themselves.  


TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT

  1.  Volunteers are needed to help drive clients to medical appointments, services at agencies, school, work or the Generations Ahead office.   
  2. Time commitment.  You can be available on your own schedule and spend as little or as much time as you want. 
  3. At this time, we cannot reimburse for your mileage unless there is an extenuating circumstance.
  4. Training is provided on working with this population. You will be required to attend the first two sessions of the training.    
  5. Transportation volunteers must complete the TCAPS volunteer screening, at no cost to themselves.   


LEARNING GUIDE

  1. Volunteers can serve as resource guides in very specific areas, such as 
  • Financial literacy coaches
  • One-on-one tutors
  • Provide assistance with college applications and financial aid applications
  • Parenting education, either a one-time class or series 
  • Outreach to young adult fathers, individually or in a group setting.  Ideally these volunteers would be dads.
  • Life skills or enrichment classes that meet just once or a few times, such as cooking, yoga, music with babies.

Screening and training may or may not be required, depending on what the volunteer is doing. A conversation with the Program Director will help determine what training, if any, is required.  


SERVICES AND SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEERS

  1. Volunteers are always needed to serve as party planners for special occasions such as Mother’s Day, Winter Holidays and Halloween.  Others provide specific services such as photography, sewing, or enrichment opportunities for our clients.     
  2. Screening and training may or may not be required, depending on what the volunteer is doing.  A conversation with the Program Director will help determine what, if any, is required.    


CHILDCARE

  1. Weekly playgroups are offered to program clients. Twice a month, after a shared parent/child snack, parents will meet together with the program social worker and childcare will be provided for their children. This will be in the afternoon for about 1.5 hours.​
  2. All childcare providers must complete the TCAPS volunteer screening, including a fingerprinting, at no cost to themselves.  
  3. A short training will be provided, depending on the volunteer’s experience and background.


If you have an idea for involvement or a service you’d like to offer, please contact Marjie Rich, Program Director, at 231-360-0053 or info@generationsahead.org.  

Generations Ahead empowers teen and young adult parents to take positive control to move their lives forward.

Next training begins soon- May 9th.

Volunteer and make a difference in the life of a teen parent and his/her child.

call us today: +231.360.0053​

info@generationsahead.org

SIGN UP FOR OUR

VOLUNTEER TRAINING

STARTING MAY 9th

Caring adult volunteers are

difference makers!


Do you want to empower a young parent to improve her life??

Do you enjoy working with babies??

Do you have a special interest or talent you can offer??


If you’d like to sign up or learn more, please contact Marjie Rich, Director of Generations Ahead, at 231-360-0053 or info@generationsahead.org.  

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