Volunteer - Healthy Kids Program

Location: Minneapolis, MN (Blaisdell YMCA 3335 Blaisdell Ave)

Volunteer Opportunity Description

 

The Healthy Kids after-school program strives to get youth active and healthy by targeting childhood obesity, inactivity, and poor eating habits among youth.  This individual will be responsible for helping to create and implement lesson plans and for leading team games that promote healthy living for program participants.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in creating and implementing lesson plans that promote healthy living
  • Lead activities and/or games that will assist youth in maintaining physical strength and leading active lives
  • Teach youth to stay healthy by doing things they already love to do
  • Help provide healthy food options through a daily snack where applicable

Physical Demands

  • Ability to participate in physical activities that may include but are not limited to walking, standing for long periods of time, bending, reaching, running and throwing

Requirements

 
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Organized, self-motivated and interested in working with diverse youth
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other volunteers and YMCA team members
  • Must be committed to volunteering a minimum of one day per week
  • Volunteer application
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Reference Check
  • Signed Code of Conduct
  • Completion of online New Volunteer Orientation (NVO)