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MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Volunteers are the heart of The Kids & Me: everything happens with them and nothing happens without them. Do you have a desire to stand alongside single moms to offer support as they navigate efficiently running a household and raising children? You can make a difference in the lives of single parents and their children and the very fabric of our community. Consider your own giftings and interests. Start there when choosing how you can serve with The Kids & Me to partner with our community's single moms.
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Admin Support team members are proficient in Word and familiar with Google docs and forms. They create and administer surveys, make telephone calls, follow up on details for various committee leaders, keep records, and maintain files.
The Audio/Visual volunteer is an individual familiar with sound and projection equipment and who has a willingness to troubleshoot technical difficulties. These volunteers will be needed monthly at Network Night and occasionally for other special workshops or seminars.
The Child Care team provides oversight for children ages birth to 12 years of single mom participants during The Kids & Me events. Initiative in creating age-appropriate activities is a plus!
The Financial Education instructor provides support to single parents by organizing classes and leading seminars which feature budgeting, banking, and other financial classes and learning opportunities.
Leader - Small Group
The Small Group Leader coordinates a twice-a-month meeting for single moms. This person creates or procures curriculum, attends to details related to where classes are held, child care and availability of food. This person will lead discussion and instruction during the meetings.
Promotion people put together The Kids & Me print and media materials and distribute to our Church Partners or Advertising Group as necessary. Example materials include business cards, signs, banners, promotional flyers, and information which appears on screens in churches.
Translators make The Kids & Me events accessible to single moms with native languages other than English. Translators are needed at Network Nights, small group meetings, & special seminars and workshops.
The Advertisement team gets out and about in the neighborhood posting bandits and fliers to advertise upcoming The Kids & Me events. This team also goes out after events to collect The Kids & Me materials.
The Food Service folks organize food plans for all classes, seminars, and events. The food service group arranges for caterers, volunteers to serve, set up and clean up for the food serving process.
The Hospitality team welcomes participants at The Kids & Me events. These volunteers will serve as greeters, work the registration desk, facilitate discussions at tables and one member will also serve as hostess who emcees the event.
Our Legal Assistance team is knowledgeable about resources having to do with applicable statutes affecting child support, abuse, and parents' rights. They provide instruction in a workshop setting.
The Recruiting team assists The Kids & Me in two capacities: 1) by identifying and enlisting individuals in the church or in the community who can join our ranks and contribute to our efforts; and 2) by identifying and enlisting churches who would benefit from partnering with The Kids & Me.
The Social Media volunteer is The Kids & Me liaison to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & the website blog. This person will be keenly aware of all events and activities in The Kids & Me organization and keep followers and interested parties fully informed. One of the mainstays of The Kids & Me ministry is to create and foster relationships and acquaintances. Guest bloggers also contribute valuable insight with articles sharing their experiences or expertise.
The Advisory Group meets once per month (2nd Saturdays) to provide insight, direction, feedback, and advice for The Kids and Me goals, events and activities. A subset of this group is the Event Planners. This team brainstorms activities, sessions, seminars, and other special events and sets in place the overall timeline for opportunities that The Kids and Me will offer within the course of a year.
A Career Advancement instructor is familiar with career opportunities and programs which teach skills and offer training for career advancement. These instructors teach how to create a résumé and they coach participants on interviewing for a job.
The Event Coordinator is a detail-oriented person who leads in the production of events designed to appeal to single parents. This person communicates with and facilitates the work of the Team Coordinators as they prepare for events. Monthly Network Nights, Special Workshops, and Family Fun Events each require an Event Coordinator.
Give and Take
Our Give and Take coordinator provides a valuable service to single moms by monitoring emails and posting to The Kids & Me website both current needs and available gently used household items (suggested items: appliances, furniture, beds, washers and dryers, computers, electronics, lamps, lawn mowers and dishes). The coordinator also supplies contact information to connect parties.
A Life Skills instructor provides help for single moms dealing with everyday topics such as organization, parenting, nutrition, wise use of resources, etc. These teachers host workshops or seminars for our single moms.
Resource Guide Research
The Resource Listing team is vitally important to our overall objective which is to point to a resource to meet any single parent need. This team will research and compile current resources which may be in the church, in the community, in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina, and available from our federal government. This listing will be available on The Kids & Me website.
In addition to serving on their given teams as contributors, Team Coordinators exercise leadership by acting as the point person for communication and the supervisor for that team's efforts at event activities.