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After School Tutors needed at Boys & Girls Clubs-
We need LOTS of tutors to assist kids K-3rd grade with a new reading literacy program. This will take place at five Elementary Schools in Appleton through the Boys & Girls Clubs. The tutoring will run during the School year, Sept- May, Monday-Friday from 3:30- 5:30 pm. Please consider making a difference in a kid's life with this rewarding volunteer opportunity. Please contact Katie Hickey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-750-5834 to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
Outagamie County DHHS
Family Interaction Volunteers are needed to supervise visits between foster children and their parents. This opportunity allows for the children to safely visit and rebuild a relationship with their parents. The volunteer’s schedule is flexible and determined by the hours they want to work. Volunteers would be expected to intervene and redirect inappropriate behavior or language during visits, maintain strict confidentiality, communicate with the assigned social worker and complete paperwork in a timely fashion. The families assigned to a volunteer have been screened and have been determined appropriate to be supervised by a volunteer. Training is provided upon assignment to a family.
The Children, Youth and Family Division is responsible for the safety and well-being of children within the community. Although it is our mission and goal to keep families together, there are times in which it is not safe for children to remain in their home. In these situations, the Department is responsible to ensure that parents and children continue to see one another as often as possible in order to maintain the relationship and reduce the sense of abandonment, which children can experience when placed in care. In addition, the frequent and consistent contact provides the best chance for reunification with a parent or caregiver.
The department relies on social workers, home consultants, student-interns and outside agencies to fill this critical need. Despite our best efforts, children are not being able to visit with their parents as frequently as they should due to the increasing number of children being placed in out of home care. Since 2015, the number of children who required out of home placement has gone from 177 to 259. This is a 46 percent increase in the number of children placed outside of their parental home.
We are in urgent need of volunteers to help ensure children can remain connected with their parents and other important adults in their lives. If you are looking to make a difference with families and children in this community, this volunteer opportunity is for you. Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and insurance, be dependable, patient and flexible, be sensitive to the client served, and have the ability to be objective and nonjudgmental.