Updated 2/5/2012 You can check here if you are interested in working with kids.
Update 10/17 – Organization currently has enough volunteers to attend to kids. I am looking into other organizations so will let you all know!
Update 10/9 – There are some slight changes to requirements as this professional organization wants to ensure safety of the children. Please read below.
I had the honor of being given an orientation around Chung Yi Social Welfare Foundation in the JingMei area last Saturday morning. This great place with the most adorable kids aged 0-12 are looking for some long term volunteers that can come by during the kid’s play time at least twice a month. They are also looking for ’emergency’ volunteers that are ready to come by if anyone happens to cancel. Since they are located very near the JingMei MRT, perfect for those in the area or near the Green Line.
For short term volunteers fret not, I’m putting together a program that would greatly benefit from those who have less time whilst having a great social impact on the kids. My presentation will hopefully be finished by the end of this month! Looking to present this opportunity for group volunteer at Chung Yi to churches and organizations so contact me if you think this is something that might interest your group.
Task: Hang out and play with the kids. You don’t need to know how to draw, just be able to enjoy your time and be with very cuddly children. If you want to do paper mache, do some arts and crafts, that’s great too!
Time: During kids playtimes on Saturdays and Sundays; any one (or more!) slots 9:30-11:30, 15:00-17:00, or 19:00 to 20:00. If you have time on weekdays let me know and I can ask them.
Commitment: This is so important as kids do remember you and we don’t want to give them impression that we are going in and out of their lives. You must commit at least two time slots a month for at least three consecutive months.
You will have to interview with their volunteer lead first; if you can write an email to me on why you are interested I can pass it on, if you can whip something up in Hanyu that is ideal. The organization has the most comprehensive consideration list put together for those interested in further reading, including best to have a proof of clean criminal record from the Taiwan police.
Language Proficiency: Level 3-5, communications and directions with the kids.
Location: No.12, Aly. 85, Jingxing Rd., Wenshan Dist., Taipei
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