Thanks to all the great people who have registered so far for volunteering, we’ve been able to get a handle on what kind of things many of you are looking for.
The most popular type of work, in fact, was that which involved other groups. So if you’re interested in seeing other areas where you could lend a volunteer hand, let’s start with a great group here in Grenada called Saving Brains.
The group was formed last year to not only help the area, but also to conduct a research study, partly sponsored by Grand Challenges Canada. It’s designed to show how positive discipline methods enhance children’s brain development using a program called Conscious Discipline.
The group hopes to share that message with families who have children up to 3 years old, in an effort to prevent what it describes as harsh child-rearing practices and family violence.
But they need your help!
Saving Brains is looking for a few different types of volunteers. The first is someone willing to ride the bus the same day each week. This person would help set up class, take part in class activities, interact with families, and take and print pictures, etc.
The bus leaves the Grand Anse campus at 8 a.m., and typically returns between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Each day the bus travels to a different locations, so what a great way to see Grenada, and do something good at the same time!
This volunteer will be asked to commit to at least one semester, if possible. And volunteers on the bus are required to have an understanding of Conscious Discipline, either by attending 16 hours of training over eight weeks, or by watching eight videos that outline the course.
Saving Brains also is looking for fundraisers, people who are interested or have skills in networking, and even those interested in helping to develop and organize events to help increase funds. Hours and days for those are flexible.
And finally, Saving Brains could really use someone willing to devote an hour or two each day to do general administrative work, resourcing, helping with printing and laminating, etc. The hours would be flexible, and that volunteer can even work from home.
Interested? Reach out to Stephanie Holmes right now at firstname.lastname@example.org. And please let them know you heard about it the opportunity through the Significant Others Organization. They will appreciate any talent you’re willing to offer, and we appreciate you considering them!