Volunteer Opportunities

FAMILY CENTRE SPECIAL EVENTS

At Family Centre, we are always producing fun as well as educational events to help raise both money and awareness of our organization.  Each event has its own unique set of tasks and responsibilities, some of which require volunteer assistance.

Upcoming Events include:

Coffee with a Cause (Monthly)

These small, intimate group settings truly help people in the community to understand our mission to strengthen families and children. Host a Coffee Morning at your home!

PGA Tour Bermuda Championship

Sign up to volunteer at the Bermuda Championship and witness some of the world’s greatest golfers inside the ropes from October 28th – November 3rd at the beautiful Port Royal Golf Course.

Through your support of Family Centre’s partnership with the 2019 Bermuda Championship, this amazing program will donate $2000 per 10 volunteers ($200 per volunteer) to Family Centre!  These funds will go directly towards helping to provide critical programmes and therapeutic services that strengthen vulnerable children and families in Bermuda.

For more information, contact Hannah Collins, Fund Development Coordinator, at: hannah@tfc.bm.

Visit our Upcoming Events page HERE and view a photo gallery of past events HERE!

 

COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES

1.  BEYOND RUGBY:

  • Dellwood Middle School: As part of the Dellwood Beyond Rugby programme, twice a week all students are provided with a dedicated time to receive academic and personal growth support.  After school on Tuesday and Thursday students report to the library where community volunteers support youth with academic assignments and personal growth projects.  The role of the volunteer is to engage, support and encourage youth.
  • Cedarbridge Academy and Berkeley Institute:  As part of Beyond Rugby, students are provided with academic support and coaching before they head to the rugby field.  We are consistently seeking individuals to provide students with both general academic support and targeted academic tutoring by specific subject area.  Once a year, we also seek volunteers to support youth in topics such as resume writing, networking, interviewing skills and public speaking.
  • Beyond Rugby has 4 core pillars: Academic Motivation, Social and Emotional Growth, Character Development through Rugby, and Vision and Exposure Building.  We are always looking to connect youth to new ideas, people, experiences, and skill building opportunities that align with these four pillars.  Therefore, we seek volunteers and organizations who are keen to share their passions, skills, talents and experiences and who can help us connect youth with opportunities.

 

For more information, contact Leila Wadson, Community Programmes Team Leader, at: leila@tfc.bm.

2.  YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (YLA):

Family Centre offers a 3 –phase Youth Leadership Academy programme.  This programme is strength based and rooted in the philosophy that all youth deserve the opportunity to fulfill their leadership potential.  YLA aims to give at-risk youth a chance to fulfill their full potential, to become self-sufficient, productive citizens, and community leaders.

  • Youth Police Initiative (YPI): A week-long programme that aims to bring youth and police together in order to increase the understanding both police and youth participants have of themselves and others.  This programme is offered for one week in late February.  We seek a very small number of volunteers for this training week.  Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation before the week begins and be present every day from 12pm to 7pm during the training week.
  • Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) Foundations: This is a 5-month programme that exposes youth to new and fun experiences, and empowers them to make positive decisions and realize their full leadership potential. Volunteers are required to support curriculum objectives such as introducing youth to a broad range of careers, participating in a session to counter-act stereotyping, and meeting with small groups of youth on topics such as positive choice making.  Volunteers help make this programme a dynamic and interactive learning experience.  This programme is offered from March to June, from 3.30pm to 5.45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Youth Leadership Community (YLC): During high-school we offer our YLA youth ongoing transformative experiences and individualized support to help them realize their unique leadership style and perform at their best in and out of school.  We seek volunteers to act as ongoing career mentors, to provide academic tutoring, , and to act as a job coach to youth in the month of August as part of our summer student work-placement programme.  As this programme is based on the individual strengths of youth, other opportunities will always exist at any given time.

 

For more information, contact Leila Wadson, Community Programmes Team Leader, at: leila@tfc.bm.

COUNSELLING PROGRAMMES

1. FAMILY GROUPS:

Family Groups are run as intensive modules that are available to any parent or guardian and their child in the community.  The modules are on different topics promoting positive parenting through various exploration of various family issues.  This group is geared to parents who want to improve family relationships and learn more effective ways to develop their parenting skills.  There will typically be 5-6 Family Groups on different topics run per year.  Topics include parent stress management, parent-adolescent bonding, discipline, co-parenting, blended families and budgeting.  Volunteers are needed to shadow families, help facilitate curriculums with the children and to help set-up and break-down for the group.  Family Groups take place on Monday evenings from 5:30-8:00 at Family Centre.

Ideal volunteers include college students working towards a degree in child related fields or professionals who have experience working with children and families.  Active Family Group volunteers will be invited to participate a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) orientation course.  Please note that limited volunteer positions are available.

For more information, contact Susan Richardson, Counselling Team Leader, at: susan@tfc.bm.

2. SPECIALIZED CAMPS:

Our therapeutic summer camps aim to provide students with the necessary tools to enhance their ability to engage in positive social interactions.  Camps take place in April (spring break) and July (summer break). Various activities are provided such as morning therapeutic group sessions and afternoon outings.

Volunteers for camps will assist the staff as necessary which includes shadowing children who may need extra help, providing teaching/classroom assistance, and modeling appropriate social skills.

Ideal volunteers include college students working towards a degree in child related fields or professionals who have experience with children.  Volunteers are also expected to have successfully passed a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) orientation course.  Please note that limited volunteer positions are available.

For more information, contact Susan Richardson, Counselling Team Leader, at: susan@tfc.bm.

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GENERAL ASSISTANCE

General assistance encompasses a variety of tasks.  It can range from simple office assistance to special projects that pop up from time to time. Volunteers will be contacted as needed for these volunteer tasks.

For more information, contact Bonnie Claggett, Director of Operations, at: bonnie@tfc.bm.

 

With all our volunteer opportunities, regular commitment is encouraged. Flexibility is possible.

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