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ForeverWell Volunteer Ambassador

Company: YMCA Twin Cities
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

1. Volunteer Summary:

The Y's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Y offers a range of health, wellness, educational and social activities for older adults. The ForeverWell Volunteer Ambassador will aid in building the ForeverWell community through welcoming new members, building relationships and leading/assisting with activities. A Volunteer Ambassador displays leadership, good relationships, a collaborative spirit and a positive outlook.

The Volunteer Ambassador is responsible for their assigned activity with minimal level of supervision and acts as a liaison between the group activity and FW Coordinator. Duties may include, but are not limited to e-mail correspondence, telephone communication, room set-up, greeting members, activity leadership, meeting facilitation, promotion of FW activities and ensure of safety protocols. The overall goal of the position is to assist the ForeverWell Coordinator to create a welcoming and encouraging environment to engage older adult members on their health and wellness journey.

2. Volunteer General Responsibilities:

* Represents the Y mission to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
* Demonstrate the YMCA core values: honesty, responsibility, caring, equity and respect at all times.
* Inspires and supports older adult members ages 50 to 105 in the FW community.
* Maintains positive relationships with members, Y employees and supervisor.
* Communicates in a timely manner with members, Y employees and supervisor.
* Attends semi-annual volunteer training meetings/performance reviews.
* Willingness to learn, ask questions and share new and better ways to engage members.
* Ensures safety protocols are followed and privacy and confidentiality of members.
* Maintains knowledge and if necessary, carries out emergency action plan.
* Communicates questions or reports incidents to supervisor in timely way.
* For outdoor activities and off site activities, collaborates additional planning in collaboration with FW supervisor.
* Takes attendance at beginning of activity. Turns attendance sheet to supervisor or Member Services at completion of activity.

3. Volunteer Qualifications/Requirements:

* Ability to volunteer one event per month
* Good verbal and written communication skills
* Dedicated to member safety and the mission and philosophy of the YMCA
* Volunteer application
* Face-to-face interview
* Criminal Background Check
* Signed Code of Conduct
* Completion of online New Volunteer Orientation (NVO)

4. Additional Notes:

This volunteer opportunity represents the primary needs identified at this time but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The volunteer will also be responsible for taking direction from their supervisor or other designated YMCA team member.

Keywords: YMCA Twin Cities, Burnsville , ForeverWell Volunteer Ambassador, Other , Burnsville, Minnesota

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