Volunteer at Crossroads Center for Children

  • Volunteering at Crossroads…..

    The Volunteer Program at Crossroads provides volunteer opportunities to our community. Here’s why YOU should consider volunteering here, and how to get started.

    Did you know? There are many scientifically proven benefits of volunteering, including improved mental, emotional, and physical health. Which makes volunteering a great idea for everyone!

    At Crossroads Center for Children, we recognize that volunteers are an integral part of connecting our school to the community. We are grateful for the many parents, grandparents, and community members who offer their time to benefit our program. Volunteers help in many capacities here, such as serving on the Board of Trustees, conducting and helping with our fundraising events, and working on a myriad of special projects. 

    We are excited to have a growing volunteer base at Crossroads, to foster helping hands on a regular and ongoing basis. There are several current opportunities for volunteers, both in the classrooms and behind the scenes. In order to protect our body of students, staff and volunteers, we follow a structured process with our potential volunteers that adheres carefully to O.C.F.S. (New York State Office of Children and Family Services) and N.Y.S.E.D. (New York State Education Department) regulations, and helps us to develop a volunteer program that can best serve our students.

    With this in mind, Volunteer Orientation sessions are scheduled each month. At the session, we provide information about the school, our student population, our Applied Behavior Analysis approach to education, and current volunteer opportunities. These sessions are informational in nature, so that interested people can come in and learn about Crossroads Center for Children before committing to a regular ongoing schedule of volunteering. 

    Volunteers at Work

    Afterwards participants will apply for which position they are interested in, and follow an application process that includes providing recommendation letters, TB testing and a physical, fingerprinting and a background check. When all needed pieces are submitted and reviewed, volunteer applicants will be called for an interview to determine if there is a good fit, and decide on a placement, schedule and so on.

    It might sound like a lot, but most would agree that our children are worth every bit of effort!

    http://crossroadcenter.org/volunteers-at-work-2/   

    RSVP for our next Volunteer Orientation Session (see below) to Vickir@crossroadcenter.org or 280-0083 ext. 126 or for more information about our Volunteer Program.

     

    Volunteer Orientation Session….. 

    Man with children playing together

    Volunteer Orientation Sessions are scheduled each month to provide people who are interested in possibly volunteering at Crossroads with information about the school, our body of students, our ABA philosophy, our current needs and what paperwork is needed if you decide you do want to donate your time here.

    Our next session is scheduled!   

    Print out a flyer and help spread the word –  December 1st: VOLUNTEER orientation flyer  January 3rd: jan Volunteer flyer orientation

    However, please don’t hesitate to schedule an individual session if you are interested and the scheduled date is inconvenient for you.

    Just email Vickir@Crossroadcenter.org.

    What to expect:

    Enjoy light refreshments and nice people….

    Learn about the school – mission, philosophy, history, student body…

    Consider how your special interests and abilities might match the volunteer needs we have…

    Have a tour of the school…

    Learn about the paperwork that is needed before volunteers can get started.

    RSVP by email Vickir@Crossroadcenter.org.

    Although needs change from time to time, here are some of the opportunities we are in need of currently. http://crossroadcenter.org/volunteer-positions/