- Volunteer Opportunities / Responsibilities: Resource Family Volunteer Opportunity:
Interested in making a difference as a family? Generation Hope is looking for volunteers as a family or group - including children - for our Next Generation Academy! Resource Families make a two-year commitment during which you will build a relationship with a Scholar and their child, open your networks, and directly invest in the early childhood success of a teen parent's little one. Resource Families commit to attend at least 6 monthly group dinners annually, connect your Scholar Family with your networks to help with a child's need, contribute at least $1,200/year (or $100 monthly) to the Educational Fund, which helps that child access high-quality childcare, and provide or collect Wish List items and school supplies for your Scholar family. This is a great opportunity to volunteer as a family or group (including children) in our Next Generation Academy! Please contact Michelle Avelino at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (202) 656-9539 for more information on this unique opportunity!
HOPE CORPS MEMBER (CHILDCARE VOLUNTEER)
Childcare is an ongoing need for many of our Scholars. When Generation Hope holds special activities, we donít want lack of child care to prevent our Scholars from participating. We need caring, nurturing individuals to provide child care at various events throughout the year.
The Hope Corps is our childcare volunteer program! Hope Corps Members commit to providing childcare for at least three Scholar events (at least one shift per event) over the course of an academic year. Hope Corps Members are trained on our childcare approach, so as to ensure that all childcare volunteers continue to provide outstanding childcare and fully understand Generation Hope's childcare policies & expectations. *Applicants must complete a background check and a 2-hour training.
When we hold activities for our Scholars, their children need snacks! Our Snack Crew provides juices, waters, small sandwiches, and other munchies for the children to eat (no peanut products). The goodies must be dropped off one hour before the event.
We're looking for individuals who have experience and expertise in the following areas to serve as tutors for our Scholars: English, Math, Science, and History/Government especially for STEM subjects.
We are always looking for volunteers who can help us with events throughout the year! Below is the list of upcoming events:
Saturday, September 15th from 9:00am-1:00pm - Resource Family Training at Trinity Washington University
Saturday, October 20th from 11:00am-2:00pm - Pancake Battle Fall Fundraiser at Mess Hall DC
Saturday, November 17th from 9:00am-2:00pm - Fall In-Service Training at Montgomery College - Takoma Park Campus
Thursday, December 20th from 5:00pm - 9:30pm - Holiday Party - location TBA
MENTORING A GENERATION HOPE SCHOLAR
Each year Generation Hope selects a new class of young mothers and fathers and matches them with mentors from the community to encourage and support them in their pursuit of a college degree. This is a multi-year commitment.
- Types of Volunteers Needed: individual/adult; individual/college; individual/high school; families with children; adult groups of less than 5; adult groups of 6 or more, including corporate teams
- Hours Needed: business hours during the week; evenings during the week; daytime on the weekend