Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Kaleidoscope Church and Community Partnership was born in 1998 as a direct result of a community raising its voice and collectively responding to its own need. Four neighborhood churches of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs collaborated to develop a youth program defined by the needs of the community.

Our mission is to sustain a church and community partnership which provides a neighborhood-supported safe place for youth. Kaleidoscope offers hope and guidance through enrichment programs, conflict resolution, educational support, and recreational activities. Our goal is to encourage self-discipline, self esteem, and community spirit.
opportunities

Below are some opportunities for you to get involved with this great organization. But don't limit yourself to just these! If you're excited about their mission, give them a call to see what other needs you may be able to fill. Thanks for serving and have fun making a difference!

Facilitator ~ Financial Literacy Program

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
The Financial Literacy Program Facilitator will have the opportunity to lead implementation of the Kaleidoscope Youth Center’s Financial Literacy Program. Facilitator will work closely with the Assistant Director ~ Operations in implementing the professionally designed financial literacy curriculum. Students will learn personal finance basics in this innovative and new program. Financial Literacy Facilitator should schedule, and lead the financial literacy program on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Tasks and responsibilities include:
# Attending workshops on facilitating the financial program.
# Requesting materials necessary for program implementation.
# Communication with parents of student participants.
# Organization and scheduling of an end-of-program celebration night.
# Special event planning and field experience organization.
# General Program Organization and Administration.
# Recruitment of additional college student facilitators.
# Acquisition of WIFI enabled computers for student research.
Notes / Special Requirements
Position begins immediately and runs each school year, and possibly during summer camp at the Horizons Urban Student Enrichment Program. (Camp dates: June 9, 2008 – July 18, 2008) Candidates should be interested in not-for-profit organizations, highly organized, hard-working, corporate-minded, tech and communications savvy.

Majors considered for this position include:
o Finance
o Marketing
o Business Administration

Interested candidates should forward the following:
o Letter of Application
o Most recent criminal background check and history
o Resume
o One Faculty (Current Professor) Reference

Facilitator ~ Science Program

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
The Science Program Facilitator will have the opportunity to lead implementation of the Kaleidoscope Youth Center’s Great Science Program. Facilitator will work closely with the Assistant Director ~ Operations in implementing the professionally designed science curriculum. Science Facilitator should schedule, and lead the science program on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Tasks and responsibilities include:
# Attending science training workshops on facilitating the science program.
# Purchasing materials necessary for experiments.
# Communication with parents of student participants
# Organization and scheduling of an end-of-program Science Night Event
# Special event planning and field experience organization
# General Program Organization and Administration
Notes / Special Requirements
Position begins immediately and runs each school year, and possibly during summer camp at the Horizons Urban Student Enrichment Program. (Camp dates: June 9, 2008 – July 18, 2008) Candidates should be interested in not-for-profit organizations, highly organized, hard-working, corporate-minded, and tech and communications savvy.

Majors considered for this position include:
o Pharmacy
o Biology
o Botany
o Chemistry

Interested candidates should forward the following:
o Letter of Application
o Most recent criminal background check and history
o Resume
o One Faculty (Current Professor) Reference

Facilitator ~ Art Program

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
The Art Program Facilitator will have the opportunity to lead implementation of the Kaleidoscope Youth Center’s Art Program. Facilitator will work closely with the Assistant Director ~ Operations in implementing the professionally designed art curriculum. Art Program Facilitator should schedule, and lead the art program on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Tasks and responsibilities include:
# Attending art training workshops on facilitating the art program.
# Purchasing materials necessary for art projects.
# Communication with parents of student participants
# Organization and scheduling of an end-of-program Art Night Event
# Special event planning and field experience organization
# General Program Organization and Administration
Notes / Special Requirements
Position begins immediately and runs each school year, and possibly during summer camp at the Horizons Urban Student Enrichment Program. Volunteers should be interested in not-for-profit organizations, highly organized, hard-working, corporate-minded, and tech and communications savvy.

Majors considered for this position include:
o Any
o Art

Interested candidates should forward the following:
o Letter of Application
o Most recent criminal background check and history
o Resume
o One Faculty (Current Professor) Reference

Facilitator ~ Music Program

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
The Music Program Facilitator will have the opportunity to lead implementation of the Kaleidoscope Youth Center’s Music Program. Facilitator will work closely with the Assistant Director ~ Operations in implementing the professionally designed music (singing, lyric writing and instrumental) curriculum. Music Program Facilitator should schedule, and lead the music program on a weekly, bi-weekly or tri-weekly basis.

Tasks and responsibilities include:
# Attending music training workshops on facilitating the music program.
# Purchasing materials necessary for art projects.
# Communication with parents of student participants
# Organization and scheduling of an end-of-program Music Night Event
# Special event planning and field experience organization
# General Program Organization and Administration
Notes / Special Requirements
Position begins immediately and runs each school year, and possibly during summer camp at the Horizons Urban Student Enrichment Program. Volunteers should be interested in not-for-profit organizations, highly organized, hard-working, corporate-minded, and tech and communications savvy.

Majors considered for this position include:
o Any
o Music

Interested candidates should forward the following:
o Letter of Application
o Most recent criminal background check and history
o Resume
o One Faculty (Current Professor) Reference

GENERAL VOLUNTEER

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Groups can volunteer together at this opportunity.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
PURPOSE OF JOB: To support the mission of the Kaleidoscope Youth Center by assisting in the daily operations of the center, and to be a helpful and supportive presence for Kaleidoscope students who visit the center for to participate in engaging programming and receive academic assistance, each weekday from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Volunteers are vital to the organization in order to maintain a high level of service to our students and their families.

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
* Consistently and punctually report to selected shift
* Attend brief orientation session
* Data Entry
* Working with youth who visit the center daily
* Pick-up and drop-off of students on field trip and other outside of center experiences.
* Communicate regularly with assigned supervisor as to concerns, issues, or ideas arising from work at the center. Ask questions-do not be afraid, we need your assistance
* Answer telephones and direct calls (if appointed)
* Assist in keeping Kaleidoscope Center neat and tidy
* Dress Comfortably
* Uphold Kaleidoscope Center rules and policies regarding work with youth.
* Assist with group programming (if appointed)
* Create and lead innovative and creative youth programming based on individual talents and skills (if interested)
Notes / Special Requirements

COMMITMENT REQUIRED: A minimum commitment of two to four hours per visit is suggested. Volunteer opportunities will be available Monday - Friday; 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. There are may be Saturday opportunities for this position.

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED:
* Must be age 16 or older
* Basic computer skills and/or good handwriting helpful
* Flexible to changing situation
* Reliable, responsible
* Able to work independently as well as in a group environment
* Able to accept supervision
* Ability to perform repetitive tasks and detail oriented
* Good organizational skills

TRAINING/ORIENTATION PROVIDED: Since the duties performed by the Kaleidoscope Youth Center Volunteers are varied, training and work assignments are determined by an individual’s schedule and level of expertise to accomplish a task. Training is provided Kaleidoscope Center staff.

Interested candidates should forward the following:
o Letter of Application
o Resume
o List of Three (3) Professional References
o Copy of valid Indiana Driver’s License
o Most recent criminal background history

WEBMASTER

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
PURPOSE OF JOB: To support the mission of the Kaleidoscope Youth Center by assisting in the technological operations of the center, to be a helpful and supportive presence for Kaleidoscope students who visit the center for to participate in engaging programming and receive academic assistance, each weekday from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm (January – April 1) & 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm (April 1 – June 1), and most importanty keep the public up-to-date on Kaleidoscope advances via our dynamic website. You are vital to the organization in order to maintain a high level of service to our students and their families, and to promote our programs and services to the community.

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
* Consistently and punctually report to selected shift
* Attend brief orientation session
* Communicate regularly with assigned supervisor as to concerns, issues, or ideas arising from work at the center. Ask questions-do not be afraid, we need your assistance
* Assist in keeping Kaleidoscope Center neat and tidy
* Dress Comfortably
* Uphold Kaleidoscope Center rules and policies regarding work with youth.
* Assist with group programming (if appointed) (Create a Youth Computer Education Program)
* Create and lead innovative and creative youth programming based on other individual talents and skills (if interested)
Notes / Special Requirements
COMMITMENT REQUIRED: A minimum commitment of two to four hours per session is suggested. Volunteer opportunities will be available Monday - Friday; 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm (April 1 – June 1). There are may be Saturday opportunities for this position.

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED:
* Must be age 16 or older
* Advanced computer skills and/or good handwriting helpful
* Flexible to ever-changing situation
* Reliable, responsible
* Able to work independently as well as in a group environment
* Able to accept supervision and visionary direction
* Ability to perform repetitive tasks and detail oriented
* Good organizational skills