Bright Beginnings Volunteer Shopping Buddy Application 2017
Thank you for volunteering with Bright Beginnings. We will do our best to match people with their friends, group & requests but cannot guarantee that we will be able to fully match your preferences. Also, all volunteers must be 18 years old and bring a driver's license for identification when signing in to the event. Thank you again for volunteering with us!

For questions about this form please contact:
Elizabeth Minehart
Director of Annual Campaigns and E-Communication
YMCA of Greensboro
336.854.8413 ext.113

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Last Name
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Date of Birth
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Contact Phone Number
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Contact E-mail
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Emergency Contact Name
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Emergency Contact Phone
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Which group(s) are you volunteering with?
Choose up to two
We will feed you dinner as part of our program; do you have any special dietary needs?
The YMCA will do its best to accommodate these needs where possible, but cannot guarantee it will be able to accommodate all requests.
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We will be taking a few children who are Spanish speaking or have severe Autism, would you be willing to work with these special children?
Any information you would like our Bright Beginnings Coordinator to know about?
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Have you volunteered with Bright Beginnings before?
Are you a YMCA Member
If you need a green volunteer shirt, what size t-shirt would you like?
We will do our best to meet these requests but as the shirts are ordered earlier in the year we cannot make any guarantees.
Have you ever been convicted of any crime?
If yes, please provide details below in the "other" field including the nature of the offense, when and where it occurred, the disposition of the case and the name under which you were convicted. A conviction will not necessarily be a bar to volunteering. It will be used only for volunteer-related purposes and only to the extent permitted by applicable laws.
Please choose ONLY the dates you WILL be attending. Each box you check will reserve you a spot in this branch's volunteer list for that date and time. Please do not choose dates you are not planning to attend.
Please choose the dates below that you would like to shop. We shop from 5pm-8:30pm unless otherwise noted. (Choose all that apply)
Choose ONLY the Dates you WILL Shop.
THE YMCA’S POSITION ON THE NATIONWIDE PROBLEM OF CHILD ABUSE We make an active effort to prevent child abuse. Some examples may include, but are not limited to: · Conducting background checks (may include but not limited to criminal history, references of past employers, personal references, the military, educational institutions, volunteers organizations, civic groups, health and activities). · Allegations or suspicions of child abuse are taken seriously and will be reported. · Programs are structured so that no staff member or volunteer is left alone with children. · Periodic interviews/evaluations with children and parents encourage reports of anything unusual. · Staff/volunteers may not fraternize with children outside the program (e.g., baby-sitting, inviting children home, etc.). · Testing for illegal substances. YMCA VOLUNTEER CODE OF ETHICS AND RULES 1. Smoking or use of tobacco products in the presence of children is prohibited. 2. Using, possessing, or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs will not be tolerated. 3. Volunteers shall not abuse children including: Physical Abuse - strike, spank, shake or slap Verbal Abuse - humiliate, degrade, threaten Sexual Abuse - including inappropriate touching and exposure Mental Abuse - shaming, withholding love, cruelty Neglect - withholding food, water, basic care, etc. 4. Volunteers must treat children of all races, religions, and cultures with respect and consideration. 5. Volunteers must use positive techniques of guidance, including positive reinforcement and encouragement rather than competition, comparison or criticism. 6. Volunteers shall abstain from humiliating or frightening discipline techniques. 7. Volunteers shall not use profanity in the presence of children or parents. 8. Volunteers will refrain from intimate displays of affection toward others in the presence of children, parents and staff. 9. Monetary and expensive gifts to volunteers are prohibited. 10. Volunteers must be free of physical and psychological conditions that might adversely affect children’s health, including fever or contagious conditions. 11. Volunteers will portray a positive role model for youth by maintaining an attitude of respect, loyalty, patience, integrity, courtesy, tact and maturity. 12. Volunteers will do everything in their power to avoid being put in a situation where they are alone with a YMCA child other than their own. Caring for any YMCA child participant on a one-on-one basis, such as baby-sitting, is prohibited. Shopping volunteers should pair with another adult and child and help each other, stay together. Volunteers must not enter dressing booths or bathrooms with child. Shopping volunteers are not to arrange future contact with children. 13. North Carolina State law requires that all citizens report any suspected abuse or neglect of a child to the Guilford County Department of Social Services, Child Protection Unit. 14. I understand as a volunteer for the YMCA, I may be subject to a background check, including criminal history. 15. I understand that allegations or suspicions of child abuse are taken seriously by the YMCA and will be reported to the Guilford County Department of Social Services, Child Protection Unit for investigation and that the YMCA will fully cooperate with any investigations and pursue the prosecution of child abusers to the fullest extent of the law. Violation of this Code is subject to but not limited to removal as a volunteer.
By typing your full name in the box below you agree that you have received, read, and agree to the items listed in THE YMCA’S POSITION ON THE NATIONWIDE PROBLEM OF CHILD ABUSE and VOLUNTEER CODE OF ETHICS AND RULES.
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