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Contact Tess, GUTS! Program Coordinator, by email at email@example.com or phone (406) 543-6691________________________________________________________________________________________________
*Applications will be accepted on rolling basis and are due before the orientation you plan to attend.
*Orientation and training are required. Make-up orientation/trainings can be arranged with prior notice.
Winter GUTS! Volunteer Orientation Dates for winter/spring groups: (attend one of these) -Thursday, January 17th, 5:30-6:30 PM @ YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway St.-Tuesday, January 22nd, 12:00-1:00 PM @ YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway St.
Winter GUTS! Volunteer Training Date for winter/spring groups: -Wednesday, January 23rd, 5:00-8:30 PM @ YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway St._________________________________________________________________________________________________Action Group Facilitator Volunteer Position Description:
A leadership program of YWCA Missoula, GUTS! is a unique, community-based leadership and empowerment program designed by and for girls and young women*, ages 9 to 18.
Action Group Facilitators lead weekly Action Groups made up of girls* from Missoula’s elementary, middle and high schools. A GUTS! Action Group Facilitator must be a creative, caring, supportive, open-minded and dedicated person, committed to creating a safe environment for young people to discuss real issues in their lives. The facilitator supports the group participants in discovering their strengths, developing their leadership skills, and using their voices to activate positive community change. Plus, they must have a great sense of humor and be willing to have tons of fun!
*GUTS! is open to girls, women, gender diverse people or those who identify with girlhood/womanhood or feel they could benefit from leading a GUTS! group. We welcome non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, two-spirit, and transgender participants and volunteers.
*It is the YWCA Missoula's policy to not discriminate against any persons based on race, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, sex, age, creed, physical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.*
A facilitator must:1. Make a commitment to volunteer for at least an entire semester (October—December; February-May) and preferably an entire year if beginning in the fall. 2. Participate in a 1-hour orientation and a 3.5-hr Action Group Facilitator training at the YWCA.3. Attend each scheduled once weekly GUTS! Group.4. Attend monthly volunteer meeting if your schedule accommodates! 5. Be on time to all scheduled groups, meetings, and community adventures if applicable. 6. Come well prepared with activities, points of discussion, materials, etc.7. Create a supportive, respectful, open, comfortable, and fun learning environment.8. Keep in good communication with co-facilitator, GUTS! staff, and School/Flagship coordinator.9. Keep attendance sheets and a brief description of main events, challenges, and successes of each group.10. Fill out all evaluation forms provided and return to GUTS! staff by the end of each semester’s Action Group.
Other qualifications may include:• Experience working with youth and/or curiosity and passion for supporting young people/girls.• Knowledge of and/or interest in gender-based social issues and other social justice issues.• Experience facilitating groups.• Indoor skills (arts & crafts, music, dance, performance, etc.).• Outdoor skills (biking, backpacking, survival skills, gardening, naturalist skills, etc.).