VOLUNTEER
CLASSROOM COMPANION

Basics:

These basics apply for facilitating in-person and virtually:
 

  • Commit to at least one (1) school year of volunteering (August - May)
     

  • Co-facilitate small groups of children/teens in a school setting
     

  • Lead activities
     

  • 4-6 hours of training

     

Qualifications:

​These qualifications apply for facilitating in-person and virtually:

  • Must be at least 18 years old and care about children
     

  • Must have valid driver's license and be willing to commute to schools
     

  • Be able to work as a team member
     

  • Agree to criminal background check prior to assuming duties
     

  • Be trustworthy working in a confidential environment


 

Time Commitment:

​In-school peer-support groups vary in scheduling. Classroom Companions must have daytime availability to facilitate during or immediately following the school day.
 

  • Ready to commit to at least one (1) school year of volunteering (May-August)
     

  • Attend 4-6 hours of training with School Liaison and Volunteer Director
     

  • Attend check-in meetings on a weekly or bi-weekly basis with the School Liaison

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If you feel the Volunteer Classroom Companion role is the right fit for you, please complete the Classroom Companion Application using the button below. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview and tour of Erin's House.

For more information or questions, please contact Kathryn McLaughlin, School Liaison: 260.423.2466 or Kathryn@ErinsHouse.org.