1. Family, Parish, & Community Outreach Programs


Strong Families Program Special Projects Volunteer

Strong Families Program Special Projects Volunteer

The Strong Families Special Projects Volunteer will assist the program staff with short-term, focused projects to enhance and expand the programs’ effectiveness.  Examples of projects include:

  • Contacting group participants with reminders and other information
  • Preparing materials for group sessions
  • Developing and testing methods to engage the program alumni
  • Drafting and circulating outreach messages in Spanish  

 

Impact of the volunteer:

The volunteer will temporarily expand the capacity of the Strong Families Initiative team to accomplish a pressing project.

 

Catholic Charities Strong Families Initiative:

  • Offers Latino families support to build strong family bonds in their new home
  • Staff facilitate group circles for parents and for teens using a tested curriculum developed by a respected national organization
  • After successfully working with several parishes in Montgomery County, the program is expanding to Price George’s County
  • In the 2023-2024 school year, the program will include youth peer circle leaders

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The Volunteer and SFI staff liaison will agree on the duties and responsibilities and timeline to complete the project.
  • Log hours-served once a week in the volunteer system.

 

Qualifications:

  • Be organized, goal-focused, adaptable
  • Be energized by a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Be competent in Office 365 suite of applications (Outlook, SharePoint, Teams)
  • Be available to work on site at the Catholic Charities Center at least half a day a week
  • Be capable of working independently and with a team, writing clear and concise reports, presenting information to a group
  • Be able to contribute to the camaraderie of the Strong Families Team and the Catholic Charities Center Team

 

Desired Skills, Experience & Characteristics:

  • Experience volunteering or working with the Latino community is helpful
  • Experience as a teacher, facilitator, coach is helpful
  • Intermediate Spanish, or better, is helpful

Volunteer Benefits:

The SFI Special Projects Volunteer will

  • Join a highly functioning team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Join a well-regarded and important organization in the greater DC area.
  • Contribute to the overall smooth operation of the Strong Families Program which is important to the greater community and to the individual participants, past and present

 

Support:

The HR Special Projects Volunteer will

  • Serve under the supervision of the Manager of the Strong Families Initiative Program
  • Have access to online and in-person training offered to CC DC staff via the LMS.

 

Time Commitment:

  • 4-hour shifts; once a week
  • Weekdays during regular office hours
  • On-site at Catholic Charities Center with potential for doing work from home after completing at least 2 shifts on-site

Location:

  • This is an on-site opportunity
  • The Strong Families Initiative operates out of the Catholic Charities Center at 12247 Georgia Ave Wheaton MD 20902
  • Parking available on site
  • The closest metro stop is Glenmont. It is a 15-minute walk to the CCC.

Staff Liaison:

Next Steps:

  • By September 17: Fill in an application. 
  • September 8 – September 24: Matching Expectations conversation with Catholic Charities staff.
  • October 3: Find out if you’ve been selected for the role. 
  • October 15- October 23: Attend virtual Volunteer Orientation and complete screenings.
  • October 26: Begin volunteering!