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Volunteer at Total Achievement Program (TAP) Education


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Last updated on November 19, 2013

POSITION TITLE: Volunteer at Total Achievement Program (TAP)

TAP is a therapeutic after-school program for children ages 6-12 who have emotional, behavioral, and social challenges. The program is designed to assist youth in learning age-appropriate coping strategies to handle and express their feelings safely. Youth learn these skills through participating in daily group therapy sessions and structured activities.
If you wish to work in a caring environment with young children, TAP provides a wonderful service and learning opportunity. Volunteers with TAP fulfill a valuable service to our programs.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

General Duties and Responsibilities:
• Be sensitive to the children’s different boundary needs. (For instance, some children have trauma histories and may react negatively to getting a pat on the back or when people stand too close).
• Reinforce the program rules and expectations by modeling positive social interactions and reactions.

• Dress appropriately and be punctual.

• Notify your supervisor if you are unable to keep your schedule.

• Keep a record of your service hours on the posted form at TAP.

Specific Responsibilities:
You can choose to participate in a variety of activities, including:
• Provide assistance to the youth during the milieu by helping them with writing or reading (if applicable).

• Assist a staff person with individual or group activities (if applicable).

• Play board games or cards (if applicable).

• Share stories and listen (if applicable).

• Preparing and passing out snacks (if applicable).

• Assist in field trips (if applicable).

• Provide clerical/administrative assistance.
• Share your knowledge and expertise. Your ideas are always welcome!

QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE):

• There are no education requirements for volunteers. Experience with children is very helpful.
• Sensitivity to the challenges of the population we serve, and ability to relate to these clients.
• Ability to promote a caring and respectful attitude toward clients, staff and other volunteers, respecting privacy and confidentiality.

Because you have chosen to volunteer at one of Community Care Services’ programs, we recognize that you are a generous and caring person. We appreciate your contributions; and our staff is committed to providing excellent supervision and support for you. We sincerely feel that volunteers are members of our team; and we hope that you feel as we do.



WORKING CONDITIONS:

TAP is held daily from 2:30 – 5:30PM during the school year. During school vacation weeks and part of the summer, the program is run from 9AM – 12PM. The three program sites (Attleboro, Plymouth, and Hyannis) each participate in a summer camp component. Please contact the program directors for more details.

50 Walton Street; Attleboro, MA 02703
(508) 223-4109
Jen Schwarz, Director – jschwarz@communitycareservices.org

118 Long Pond Road; Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 747-0402
Kate Sweeney, Director – ksweeney@communitycareservices.org

117 Stowe Road, Sandwich, MA 02563
(508) 420-7401
Barbara Hayes, Director – bhayes@communitycareservices.org

OTHER:
TAP is a program of Community Care Services.
Community Care Services is a non-profit 501(c)(3) human services agency. Our mission is to provide the highest quality counseling, prevention, behavioral health, education, mediation, advocacy, community living and elderly services to all of our clients in a safe and caring environment in order to maximize the potential in all of us. The agency offers over 30 diverse programs throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island, serving over 7,500 individuals each year.
Please visit our website at www.communitycareservices.org.

All long-term volunteers (performing a total of more than 20 hours of service) at TAP complete an intake and orientation that includes Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) clearance, reference check, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training, information on Community Care Services’ mission, as well as TAP’s place in that mission, including its philosophy, goals and general policies. The OSHA training is repeated annually. Volunteers are encouraged to attend additional training, including First Aid and CPR, This training is our gift to you.

This opportunity is sponsored by: Justice Resource Institute

This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Older Adults  Individual
Adults (26-54)  Young Adults (18-25)
We need volunteers who are free at these times
Weekdays
Frequency Available
Weekly
This volunteer opportunity addresses the following social interests
Arts & Culture  Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We are looking for volunteers with the following skills
Computer / Internet Services  Recreational Activities / Sports
Dancing / Drama  Tutoring
Performer / Musician

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Contact Person:
Heather DePalma, Program Director, (phone), (email)
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Address:
 70 Main Street
Taunton, MA 02780
(See a map)

Directions:

 From Boston and Points North: Take Route 3 South to Route 128 South to Route 24 South * Take Route 24 South until Exit #13 - Route 44. Take Route 44 West (Taunton). Follow Route 44 for approximately 2 ½ to 3 miles until you come to a large stone church on left. Our parking lot is on your right black wrought iron fence. The Community Care building is on same side of street as parking lot about 1 block away to your right as you exit the parking lot. From Points West: Take Route 495 South to Route 24 South Follow above directions * From Providence and Points South: Take Route 195 East to Route 24 North Take Route 24 North until Exit #12 - Taunton, take a right onto Route 140, toward Taunton. Go approximately 3 4 miles until you come to a set of lights at Main Street. Take a left onto Main Street and you will see 70 Main Street (a brick building) on your right. We are right across the street from the New York Lace Store. From Points East: Take Route 495 North to Route 44 West (Taunton) Follow Route 44 for approximately 2 ½ to 3 miles until you come to a large stone church on left. Our parking lot is on your right black wrought iron fence. The Community Care building is on same side of street as parking lot about 1 block away to your right as you exit the parking lot.
  Nearest Bus Stop: Gatra, 5 minute walk

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Web Site: http://www.communitycareservices.org
Last updated on November 19, 2013


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