|Volunteers still needed for new BBBS program at EWMS|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00|
Big Brothers Big Sisters Washington County is still seeking volunteers for its Corporate Mentoring Program at East Washington Middle School.
The corporate program, which was made possible thanks to a grant by the Washington County Community Foundation, is different than the regular program in that the adult volunteer is only asked to have lunch with their Little one day a week.
“It's where someone from the community goes to the school and takes a child out to lunch once a week,” said BBBS Director Monika Spaulding. “They can go to the school and eat with them or they can take them somewhere.”
Volunteers are asked to commit for a full school year. Bigs, or adult volunteers, are usually matched with students in the fifth or sixth grade so they can be together for additional years. But students are accepted to the program in the fifth through eighth grades.
Spaulding said when she is contacted by an interested volunteer, she will give them an application. Once the application is completed, Spaulding will conduct an interview. At the completion of the interview a background check will be done.
Volunteers must have a valid driver's licenses and insurance.
Spaulding said she also does three reference checks.
Once the required steps are complete, Spaulding said it won't take more than a week or two for volunteers to get started.
Spaulding's focus for now is on the corporate program, but she said the group is always looking for volunteers for the other programs, too.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 11:24|