Volunteer

DESCRIPTION

Location(s):                   Menlo Park

Reports To:                   Executive Director, Associate Director

Current Volunteer Listings:

Summer Camp Volunteer (6/6 - 8/19, M-F, 9AM-2:30PM)

Duties may include

  • Implement and support group lessons as guided by the lead facilitator or educator

  • Lead social activities

  • Engage in set up and clean up throughout the day

  • Support interaction between students

  • Implement behavior strategies to maintain prosocial and expected behaviors

  • Support attention and sensory regulation for all students

  • Provide one on one support if necessary to students who benefit from extra support to attend, engage, or cooperate in group activities

  • Maintain the safety of the students at all times

  • Use child-centered and respectful language with students

Ideal Person:

  • Reliable and committed to all days they sign up

  • Positive and creative

  • Have experience with children with and without learning differences

  • Manage children in a high energy environment and support their engagement

  • Excited to learn from this program and bring helpful ideas to the table

  • Able to take the lead and able to follow directions

School Volunteer

Duties may include

  • Implement and support group lessons as guided by the lead facilitator or educator

  • Lead social activities

  • Engage in set up and clean up throughout the day

  • Write and share notes on each child’s daily activities and participation

  • Support interaction between students

  • Implement behavior strategies to maintain prosocial and cooperative behaviors

  • Support attention and sensory regulation for all students

  • Provide one on one support if necessary to students who benefit from extra support to attend, engage, or cooperate in group activities

  • Maintain the safety of the students at all times

  • Use child-centered and respectful language with students

Ideal Person:

  • Reliable and committed to all days they sign up

  • Positive and creative

  • Have experience with children with and without learning differences

  • Manage children in a high energy environment and support their engagement

  • Excited to learn from this program and bring helpful ideas to the table

  • Able to take the lead and able to follow directions

Graphic Design Intern

Duties may include

  • Interpreting the organization’s business needs and developing a concept to compliment our mission

  • Designing company flyers, brochures, promotional materials

  • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts

  • Using innovation to redefine a design within the constraints of cost and time

  • Presenting finalized ideas and concepts to the organization

  • Working with a wide range of media, including photography and computer design

  • Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work

  • Working on layouts and artworking pages ready for print

  • Working as part of a team with printers, copywriters, photographers, stylists, illustrators, other designers, account executives, web developers and marketing specialists.

Ideal Person:

  • Academic and/or work experience related to the field of graphic design

  • Experience or willingness to be trained on specialized software and photoshop

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Benefits

You will be working closely with educators, speech therapists, occupational therapists, music teachers, art instructors, and more! You will get on-the-job training with a range of children's learning styles and ages. You'll be affiliated with a cool nonprofit inclusion program with many professional growth opportunities for the future. Open Mind School is also a field placement for many colleges and universities around the Bay so there's a possibility of counting volunteer hours toward your program of study.

Open Minds, Silicon Valley


Open Minds, Silicon Valley is a leader in inclusion and accessibility working with public, private, nonpublic schools and businesses around the SF Bay Area and beyond. Open Minds, Silicon Valley operates Open Mind School, a small k-12 nonprofit pilot model school in Menlo Park. Our world-class team of educators, entrepreneurs, and specialized service providers are working together to use data analytics to make informed decision making on school learning environments. We're dedicated to creating and providing a child-centered, personalized experience that leverages local experiential learning opportunities. Open Mind School's mission is for all students to access high quality education, enrichment opportunities, and social experiences in an inclusive and supportive environment. Open Mind School is a public benefit corporation and nonprofit organization which requires us to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

OMS is an equal opportunity employer.

 

OMS hires employees regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other protected statuses as required by applicable law.