Goal: Provide supervised play at the instruction of the group facilitator for children in Noogieland, Kid’s Talk, or Teen Time.
Objective: To provide a warm, supportive play environment that fills important psychosocial needs and reduces children’s fears by making the appearance of cancer a part of ordinary life.
Responsibilities: Provide interactive play and supervision to children, under the guidelines of the Gilda’s Club model; meet with parents of children upon request of Gilda’s Club staff. And attend Family Focus with family members upon request of Gilda’s Club staff.
Qualifications: Caring, warm, loving individuals that enjoy working with children. Must attend an additional volunteer training session and pass background check. Members may not apply for this position.
Training/Supervision: Must attend Gilda’s 101 Volunteer Training, in addition volunteer to be trained by Gilda’s Club staff and attend volunteer supervision sessions with facilitators &/or staff.
Evaluation: Informal feedback; one-on-one consultation.
Commitment: Attend Gilda’s 101 Volunteer Training and an additional training session. Commit to volunteer as schedule allows; some consistency in Noogieland, Kid’s Talk, or Teen Time is recommended.