Volunteer Opportunities

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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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!
  • ACEs Conference (June 13 and 14)
    Our second annual ACEs Conference to educate the Bermuda public on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their long-term effects.
    Volunteer roles include: 

    • Tech Support
    • Photography
    • Admin Support
  • Lip Sync Challenge  (June 22, 2019)
    Now in its 5th year, Family Centre’s Lip Sync Challenge, taking place at Hamilton Princess, promises a night full of entertainment, laughter and competition, all while raising funds for an amazing cause!
    Volunteer roles include: 

    • Backstage Crew – work backstage with lip sync performers and Director to help make sure the event runs smoothly.
    • Front of House – help make sure that guests have a smooth experience checking into the event and answering questions related to Family Centre or Lip Sync Challenge.
    • Challenge Officials – help make sure the official Challenge elements (including voting, tallying of votes and awards) are a success.
  • Cup Match Tag Day (July 31, 2019)
    • We need YOU to help make our island-wide tag day a success!  Spread smiles and team spirit with our Somerset or St. George’s Cup Match Team Ribbons!  Taggers can volunteer for one hour or several, at various locations across Bermuda!
  • Beach Bash (September 14, 2o19)
    • Our biggest event of the year, Beach Bash is a rockin’ soiree on the sand at the Fairmont Southampton.  Volunteers help us to run the silent auction and make sure all our guests and performers have a great time! Volunteers will enjoy the dinner and party atmosphere, too!

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!

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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