Graphic Arts/Illustration Special Activities Provider for Youth – Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC)-Boulder
|Application or Registration Deadline:||09/05/2019|
|Opportunity Type:||Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity|
|Category:||Criminal Justice and Public Safety|
|Time Commitment & Minimum Age:||Must be 21 years old to apply. 1 hour per week for nine months.|
Juvenile Assessment Center at the Boulder County Justice Center, 1777 6th Street, Boulder, CO
We are currently recruiting an art student/education student or someone with a passion and expertise in graphic arts with the ability to interact well with young people.
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.
|Duties and Responsibilities:||
Design and facilitate art/graphic art/drawing activity sessions for youth who are temporarily housed in the Juvenile Assessment Center.
|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 kids in the criminal justice system. An ability to easily listen and engage with youth while understanding appropriate boundaries is required.
|Training Dates and Information:||
Specific schedule will be discussed with JAC supervisory staff once vetted and approved.
This type of programming helps kids get their minds off of why they’re in detention, among other things. Promoting pro-social behavior includes engaging youth in projects. Currently we have meditation/yoga, dog therapy, BCAP and Safehouse staff who come to interact with youth in the JAC. If you have an idea for a project, please design the one-hour curriculum and contact us!
Mary Eldred at JSVP@bouldercounty.org or 303.441.3718
Please email Mary Eldred, JSVP@bouldercounty.org to express interest and to receive online application instructions and link.
This position is open until filled.