Volunteer Opportunities

We depend on dedicated volunteers for general help in our office, special events, marketing and fundraising, as well as coordinating and supporting counselling and community programmes.

If you have time, flexibility and want to make a difference in the lives of young people and families, please contact us. We will find the right opportunity to make good use of your skills and talents.

Become a Family Centre volunteer. Become an agent for positive change.

 

FAMILY CENTRE SPECIAL EVENTS

Volunteers are the backbone of our special events. Volunteers add the “fun” to fundraising and bring their skills in hosting, event management, technological support and more. Our events volunteers directly contribute to raising funds to sustain our programmes and services, and help raise community awareness of Family Centre.

Upcoming Events include:

Coffee for a Cause / Cocktails for 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 or Cocktail Evening at your home, or virtually on Zoom! We can take care of event registration and we are happy to provide a presentation on Family Centre programmes and services.

Cup Match Tag Day – July 28, 2021

Our annual Bermuda-wide fundraiser went virtual last year.  Watch this space for updates on how this special pre-Cup Match event will unfold for 2021!

PGA Tour Bermuda Championship – October 25-31, 2021

Sign up as a volunteer for Family Centre at the Bermuda Championship and get to witness some of the world’s greatest golfers play inside the ropes. Thanks to your support, Bermuda Championship will donate $200 per volunteer to Family Centre! This amazing partnership between Family Centre and the Bermuda Championship will help us make this a wonderful event for our children and families and for our island home. Various volunteer roles available for 3 half day shifts. Registration for 2021 is now open – sign up here!

Passport to Dine Around the World – November 20, 2021

Help us make our signature event celebrating World Children’s Day a success. Join us at the Rosewood Bermuda Hotel Ballroom and Gallery to help host this fun event promoting togetherness and awareness, while commemorating the decisions made to put children first and improve the welfare of children in every country. Volunteer roles will include: check-in, scanning “boarding passes”, stamping culinary “passports”, event setup and breakdown, assistance on event planning committee.

For more information about volunteering for our Special Events, contact Hannah Collins, Fund Development Coordinator, at: hannah@tfc.bm or fill out the form on our Contact Us page.

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

COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES

1.  BEYOND RUGBY BERMUDA:

CedarBridge Academy and The 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 areas.  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, Director of Community Services, at leila@tfc.bm or fill out the form on our Contact Us page.

 

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.

  • Phase 1: Youth Leadership Intensive (YLI): This is an annual week long programme that aims to bring youth and adults together in order to increase the understanding both adults in the community and youth participants have of themselves and others. It also teaches teens skills such as public speaking, making positive choices, cooperation, and habits related to setting and pursuing positive life goals.  We seek volunteers from multiple sectors of the community to play active roles in the YLI training week.  Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation before the week begins and be present every day from 3:30pm to 7:00pm during the training week.
  • Phase 2: 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 counteract 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.
  • Phase 3: 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 job coaches to youth in the month of August as part of our summer student work-placement programme, Building My Future.  As this programme is based on the individual strengths of youth, other opportunities will always exist at any given time.

For more information, contact Deneca Zuill, Senior Community Support Worker and Lead Coordinator for Youth Leadership Academy Programme, at deneca@tfc.bm.

 

COUNSELLING SERVICES

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 annually.  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 in a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) orientation course.  Please note that limited volunteer positions for this service are available.

For more information, contact Susan Richardson, Director of Counselling Services, at susan@tfc.bm or fill out the form on our Contact Us page.

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 and practice effective self-regulation.  Camps are held during the Spring and Summer school breaks. 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 Specialized Camps.

For more information, contact Susan Richardson, Director of Counselling Services, at susan@tfc.bm.

 

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, Chief Operations Officer, at bonnie@tfc.bm or fill out the form on our Contact Us page.

 

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

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