You believe that girls are strong, smart and bold. Our Girls Guide volunteer opportunity is the essential way to be involved with girls and deliver our gender specific, research-based programs.
Our after-school Girls Groups provides Girls with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically independent future.
We’re in full swing of our spring term now, and have recruited for all of our available slots. RECRUITMENT FOR FALL GROUPS BEGINS JULY 1. Fall term training takes place in September 2013, and groups begin late September/Early October!).
Please check back around July for new announcements on training dates and apply at that time.
We have several ways to engage between now and September, too, like special events (Mind+Body Fair anyone?) and weekend trips with the girls. During spring, too, we’ll be partnering with Media Professionals and other interested guest speakers for our Girls Groups.
THE GIRLS GUIDE ROLE
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
- Girls Inc. will provide you with training in group facilitation, age-appropriate and gender specific program delivery, and highly researched, ready-made curricula and activities for you to implement with our Girls Groups.
- Train to become a Girls Guide Facilitator, and we’ll pair you with either a fellow volunteer or a staff facilitator
Our programs are typically delivered after-school, Monday -Thursday and begin between the hours of 2PM-5PM.
Held once per week for eight consecutive weeks in the fall, winter, and spring, our Girls Groups mimic the Portland Public School calendar and each Group usually lasts from 90-minutes to 120 minutes each.
We take special care to match you with a group that works for you; one that is conveniently located and during the hours that fit your schedule whenever possible.
Expect to commit 3 hours per week, (which includes prep time before each Group and wrap-up after each Group), plus 4-6 hours for training.
In total, becoming a volunteer co-facilitator asks for about 30 hours of your time over a 2.5 month period: that’s about 12 hours a month for 2.5 months.
PROGRAMS LED BY VOLUNTEER CO-FACILITATORS
Media Literacy teaches girls to interpret, critically analyze and respond to messages from the media
Economic Literacy teaches girls to become economically independent through money management
Operation SMART introduces girls to science, math, and technology-related careers
Allies in Action teaches girls how to overcome relational aggression—otherwise known as bullying.
SIGN ME UP! HOW DO I APPLY?
Here’s what the process looks like:
- Apply to be a volunteer online
- Expect an email with upcoming “info session” dates
- Reply and Commit to a Volunteer info session date
- Attend the info session
- Commit to the Girls Guide training date
- Background check*
- Co-Lead a program!
Our next training dates will be September, 2013 to kickoff the new 2013-14 school year!
Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon is committed to providing a rewarding, educational and supportive volunteer experience. As a Girls Guide/Volunteer Facilitator, our Community and Program Support (or CAPS) Coordinators will be your personal liaison, ready to help with your success at every turn.
We look forward to learning about your specific interests and to meeting you sometime soon! Thanks for supporting our Northwest Girls!
Opportunity Requirements:Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity. All volunteers who will have direct contact with girl clients are also required to undergo a thorough screening process before beginning service. All volunteer records are maintained in a locked physical file.
Apply to volunteer with Girls Inc.
Please complete our online application to begin the process to volunteer with Girls Inc.