Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:Graphic Arts/Illustration Special Activities Provider - Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC)-Boulder
Department:Community Services
Category:Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Time Commitment or Project Date:Must be 21 years old to apply. 1 hour per week for six-months.
Juvenile Assessment Center at the Boulder County Justice Center, 1777 6th Street, Boulder, CO
Program Summary:
Special Activities programming provides positive and pro-social opportunities for youth who are not generally exposed to the arts, healthy recreational activities or life skills training.  This is a way to increase knowledge and skills, to improve communication and sharing in small groups and give juveniles new coping skills that they can apply in their communities.
Some current programs include dog therapy, cat therapy, ukulele lessons, AIDS education from BCAP, life skills from SAFEHOUSE and a meditation class.

We are currently recruiting a art student/education student or aficionado with the ability to interact well with young people.  
Commitment is once a week for an hour, during a 9 month period minimum. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
Design and facilitate art/graphic art/drawing activity sessions for youth who are temporarily housed in the Juvenile Assessment Center.  
The activity sessions need to be designed to specifically engage youth 11-17 years old in a small group (typically 2-7 people) setting.  The goal is to provide exposure to a variety of creative and stimulating activities that may serve as positive outlets and alternatives for high-risk behavior. 
Qualifications and Requirements:
Must be at least 21 years old.  NO DWAI/DUI convictions within the past 5 years.

Have a serious desire to work with a diverse population of juveniles in the criminal justice system.  An ability to easily listen and engage with youth while understanding appropriate boundaries.  
Important personal qualities are having a passion for your project, strong communication skills, creativity, patience and humor. All volunteers must pass a criminal background check and fingerprinting.
Application or Registration Deadline:9/30/2016 5:00 PM
Application Process:
Please email Mary Eldred, JSVP@bouldercounty.org to express interest and to receive online application instructions and link. 
Training Dates and Information:
Specific schedule will be discussed once vetted and approved.
Additional Information:
Mary Eldred at JSVP@bouldercounty.org or 303.441.3718


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