9:00 Mentor Volunteer Check-In & Registration
9:45Get Paired up with a child
10:00 Open Play Time
11:30 Lunch (Pizza & Ice Cream)
1:30 Relay Races (Mandatory)
2:00 Toy Tent
2:45 Return child to Registration Area / Good-byes
4:00 Volunteer Only Appreciation Gathering
2. Volunteer Mentor Responsibilities
Bring your driver's license!
Once you are assigned to a child, you are responsible for that child during the entire event. It is vital that you maintain very close contact with your child and DO NOT let your child go into the water without you. MOST of the children CANNOT swim.
Make sure that both you and your child wear our red T-Shirts at all times for identification purposes, both in and out of the water.
Make sure you and your child have matching wristband colors. These identify the organization, shelter or school with which the child is associated.
If your child is wearing a black wristband, take caution that your child NOT be photographed. These children are in hiding. Please make every effort to keep them away from pictures as it could endanger them and their family.
Stay within a block of our base camp. We will set up near a restroom so there should not be a need to wander far from the group.
Bring a large blanket to be used as your "base camp".
Focus all of your attention on ensuring your child has a wonderful and safe day!
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY REGISTER ONE PERSON PER EMAIL ADDRESS. IF YOU REGISTER MORE THAN ONE PERSON UNDER A SINGLE EMAIL ADDRESS THE DATABASE WILL READ THE SUBSEQUENT REGISTRATION REQUESTS AS DUPLICATES.
"It’s so worthwhile to integrate social skills and character education into the curriculum. This program does that seamlessly. The mood cards are an excellent opportunity for students to express themselves ... I truly enjoy hearing my students use words like loving, confidence, and respect, which can be so abstract, yet which are contextualized through the weekly assignments of Yoga 1,2,3 ... The reality is that students in my community face many obstacles and have persevered through some particularly harsh experiences. It is extremely empowering for them to know that they possess the key to their own feelings and can change their mood and thereby change their course in life ... I was in a meeting the other day for a student who had severe behavior problems in the second grade. I desc.."
- Elena Medina, 3rd Grade School Teacher, December 2004