Description of 2015 Volunteer Expectations

ABOUT INSPIRE

The Mission of INSPIRE is to ignite, train, and invest in our Youth to become Social Change Agents. We strive for cross-generational impact in breaking the cycles of oppression in our families, schools and communities. We believe empowered Youth have the ability to construct innovative solutions and generate hope for an equitable future.

The vision of INSPIRE is built upon the 5 core principles of LOVE, LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY, POSSIBILITIES, and SOCIAL CHANGE working in unison to empower our Youth as Social Change Agents.

As an INSPIRE Volunteer, you will be asked to assist in upholding our principle of COMMUNITY by serving as a positive role model  for the Change Agents who participate in the INSPIRE program. 

Please review the following expectations for the 2015 calendar year.

If you have any comments/questions/concerns please contact Jesse Ramirez at jramirez@coloradoinspires.org 720-296-2168 or Blanca E. Trejo btrejo@coloradoinspires.org 720-227-2072

 

As an INSPIRE Volunteer You will be Asked to:

  • Assist with the facilitation of INSPIRE activities and events. INSPIRE events will take place in conjunction with school partners and will include working with students and families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Share relevant stories from our own personal educational journey when appropriate.
  • Be reliable. We expect volunteers to be committed to confirmed events.
  • Check in with an INSPIRE Staff member when arriving to a confirmed event.
  • Keep INSPIRE informed of changes of address, phone number and e-mail address.
  • Ask for support, when needed.
  • Undertake on-the-job training when necessary.
  • Model good character by demonstrating positive attitudes, words and actions.
  • Show enthusiasm, flexibility, compassion, hospitality, understanding, patience and respect.
  • Report any concerns or inappropriate behavior or anything that makes you feel uncomfortable with an INSPIRE Staff Member.
  • Notify an INSPIRE Staff Member as soon as possible if you are no longer able to volunteer or if you need to change your schedule.
  • Agree to work in a safe and healthy way and not to jeopardize the health and safety of others.
  • Inform INSPIRE Staff of any preexisting medical conditions or special needs that might affect their ability to undertake certain tasks.
  • Report injuries to an INSPIRE Staff Member immediately.
  • Not arrive to events intoxicated or impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Appreciate and respect the confidential nature of any sensitive information that may be acquired while volunteering.
  • Dress appropriately. Often this includes comfortable walking shoes. Occasionally with may include more formal attire. At all times, we kindly ask volunteers to be mindful of distracting, obscene, or offensive attire. 

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