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  • Provides careful attention, supervision, safety, and engagement to all children.

  • Meeting all Individually physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of the participants.

  • Serves as a positive role model with professional behavior and positive youth development in an academic and social environment.

  • Assists in home and educational progress while following program lesson plans and implementation of plans in a developmentally appropriate manner.

  • Facilitates a program environment that invites exploration, promotes positive play, and welcomes children.

  • Maintains on-going communication with supervisor with promotion of a team concept through a positive approach to supervision, communication, and interactions with others.

  • Maintain accurate classroom records as assigned and according to program requirements.

  • Communicates regularly with parents; attends parent/family events as designated by the supervisor.

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of YMCA mission, purpose and goals, childcare policies and YMCA standards; ensures the program meets the highest standards of excellence.


Morrison Parks

  • Able to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Knowledge of policies, procedures and equipment necessary for the successful operation of a community recreational program.

  • Work under stress and successfully handle stressful situations.

  • Help reinvigorate a community recreational program for the City of Morrison.

  • Help The City of Morrison’s Parks and Recreation programs and facilities operate in an efficient, visually appealing, and healthy state.  

  • To improve the usage of the City of Morrison Parks.


Hammond Henry Hospital

  • Participate in and lead a variety of games and projects for hospital residents, under the direction of the activity coordinator.

  • Work one to one on individual resident activities.

  • Work with adult volunteers and teen volunteers who help with patient activities.

  • Spontaneously lead group or individual discussions with residents.

  • Assist in setting up and cleaning of the activity area.

  • Keep equipment and supplies in good order.

  • Transport patients (via wheelchair) to and from the activity area.

  • Assist with field trips for extended care residents to local sites of interest.

  • Promote a safe environment.

  • Promote a positive, pleasant environment for optimal resident psychosocial growth.


Teen Turf

  • Keep attendance Records.

  • Provide homework help.

  • Provide computer monitoring and assistance.

  • Take part in physical Activities.

  • Organize different games.

  • Establish reading goals.

  • Prep and clean-up.

  • Chaperone Friday night dances.

  • Refer discipline issues to the Program Director.

  • Other duties assigned by PD in compliance with AmeriCorps rules and regulations.


Paw Paw Boys and Girls Club

  • Assist in daily activities and play: i.e. crafts, outdoor play, sensory play, other planned activities.

  • Assist in daily preparation of lunches and/or snacks.

  • Assist in end of day clean-up.

  • Assist in transitions from activities and/or locations: i.e. pick up and drop off, outdoors, bathrooms etc.

  • Assist in maintaining a safe and fun environment for all. 


University of Illinois Extension

  • Work with University of Illinois Extension Youth Development Educator to design and plan the Summer 4-H Outreach Program - this will include curriculum identification and selection, networking with community partners to identify local needs, and marketing/recruitment of participants for summer youth programs.

  • Implement and conduct the summer 4-H youth program in community settings in Lee county as directed by the supervisor.

  • Design and implement a plan to transition summer youth participants into 4-H clubs and special interest groups following the summer program.

  • Assist with set-up and take-down of educational props for programs as directed by Extension Educators.

  • Assist with organizing educational materials.

  • Distribute educational materials as directed by Extension Educators.

  • Work with volunteers and collaborate with other organizations and agencies as needed



Summer Lunch Program Assistant

  • Packer:  Work with a small group to pack almost 2,000 meals

  • Server:  Pick up sack lunches and take the meals to a meal service location. At noon you will hand out lunches to all kids and teenagers that ask for lunch. The only thing you need to track is how many lunches you give out. At 12:30 you will need to return leftovers to the packing site.  May use a United Way van.

  • Runner:  Be ready to drive to one of the Sterling/Rock Falls meal sites to deliver extra meals if they run low.  May also hand out meals at a site if a volunteer does not show for their shift. May use a United Way van.