Hon. Rev. Dr. Jasmine L. Booker, President of Metro Council Mr. David James, and Councilwoman Barbara Sexton-Smith
FUNDRAISING TEAM-COMMITTEE MEMBER
Could you use your flair and self-motivation and join the BAFOL Fundraising team to promote Booker Autism Foundation of Learning, Inc. in your community? This could involve running a booth at an event, speaking on behalf of BAFOL to potential supporters, attending check presentations or putting up posters, flyers, and announcements about an event. You would have the opportunity to organize events and engage your community in supporting us. Based on your personal interests and skills, your responsibilities could include any of the following:
·Support local fundraising and awareness events
·Manning a booth at an event
·Helping at a sports/concert/gala event being held for BAFOL
·Putting up posters or handing out flyers
·Delivering a presentation to a school in your local area
·Attending check presentations
·Be a local contact for existing and new volunteers
·Approaching individuals, schools, universities, local authorities, shops and commercial organizations for sponsorship and donations
What’s in it for me?
·Develop fundraising skills
·Develop Event Management skills
·Meet new people
·Be active and engaged
·Add value to your local community, as a role model and a Humanitarian
·Learn new transferable skills & improve your CV Skills required
·Great people skills, approachable and friendly
·No criminal background
·Organized, methodical, reliable
·Negotiating and influencing
·Ability to post and share on social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Snapchat, etc.)
Training and Support:
You’ll meet with our Administrator, BYC Committee Director and receive training relevant to the activities you would most like to participate in. You will have access to the e-Learning Center with several courses, which includes a volunteering safe guarding course.
You’ll also be kept updated with other volunteering opportunities through the monthly volunteer bulletin (currently being worked).
Gala - Help with campaigning, social media, attending the Day of the gala in May (Table & Greeter Volunteer), etc.
Play - Assist with casting calls, improvisation and role-playing games, move on to scripted sessions and culminate in the performance of a play (workshops), etc.
BAFOL's Art Showcase & Fundraiser – Last Saturday in July – Help with set-up, tear down, assist with various activities.
Fall Into ARTism Festival - Help with campaigning, social media, attending the festival in August (work station, greeters,Table Volunteers), etc.
GIVE for Good Louisville - Starts in July-September of each year, but the rally day is September 13th. Help with campaigning, social media, attending the Day of Giving in September (work station Table Volunteer), etc.
Autism/Mental Health Conference - Help
FaSHINE - TBA
TUTOR for the Computer Lab & Library General responsibilities-
Work one-on-one as a Student Community Service Volunteer with students to help them learn and practice specific skills such as Microsoft Office, online KHAN Academy, ABC Mouse, and communication skill building. Provide support to the instructor and answer students’ questions during each session.
After-School Program for the PC Lab/Library:
Monday – Thursday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm during school year.
Monday -Thursday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm during the summer
This program provides a safe and educational environment for children and youth (13-17yrs). A variety of educational and enrichment activities are offered throughout the week. Volunteers can assist with homework help (tutoring), helping to supervise students, and facilitate activities. Volunteers are needed to assist with students that are on the spectrum of Autism.
Summer ART Camp Program:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1:00 pm – 4:00pm pm during JCPS summer break
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm TSU only (June 11, 13, 15)
During the summer (JUNE), we have a Summer BAFOL BEARS Camp that provides more fun activities. Students (8-12yrs) can come in from 8am-3pm for activities that are centered around ARTS as EDUCATION! (College Outreach Programs) Volunteers are needed to help in the afternoons with a specific age group, to provide extra support and get to know the children.
Remember that we follow the JCPS schedule for any closings because of inclement weather or scheduled breaks. For more information about these programs, contact Miss Tiffany Proctor email or by business mobile phone at 502-408-1847.
AUTISM TEACHER-Volunteer (JCPS Schedule), part time
Autism teacher is a person who teaches the children suffering from autism, which is also commonly known as the autism spectrum disorder. It is a complex developmental disability within a child. In this case, the child suffers from normal communication, cognitive ability, social behavior, motor skills, and sensory integration. Autism can hamper the overall progress of the child in various ways and an autistic child will always require help in performing various tasks. Autism teacher responsibilities include taking care of these children and helping them to live a normal life.
A teacher practicing Autism focuses on the academic skills, social skills, and the self-help skills of an Autism suffering child. Following is a detailed information of the above mentioned skills that will help you understand the autism teacher responsibilities:
An autism teacher is mainly responsible for teaching the Autism suffering students with academic, social, and self-help skills that would help them in living a normal life. Following are some of the major job responsibilities of an autism teacher:
Patience is one of the biggest key skills required in an autism teacher. Following are some of the common and most essential skills required in an Autism teacher:
Various career opportunities are available in the field of Autism treatment. A person might chose to be a special education teacher, speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and adapted physical trainer. It is one of the best fields for you if you love kids and care for them. To start a career in this field, you must also be patient and affectionate enough to understand the condition of a person suffering from Autism.
The above details about the autism teacher responsibilities, key skills, and career will help you to understand various aspects of an Autism teacher.
ART TEACHER SUMMARY
A highly qualified, inspirational and hard-working Art’s Teacher, who has a strong classroom presence along with the ability to make a real difference to the lives of her pupils. We need an individual that is energetic, committed and flexible. And, can also be an excellent role model to help students meet their own aspirations. Someone who enjoys working with young people, has a positive attitude to the use of authority and possesses excellent subject knowledge of Art and Design and its application outside of the classroom. One of her greatest strengths is the knack of never missing an opportunity to raise the aspirations, confidence and self-esteem of her pupils.
BILINGUAL TEACHER-Volunteer (JCPS) part-time
Being a BAFOL BEARS Bilingual Teacher involves all the duties and responsibilities of a regular classroom teacher, with the added challenge of teaching in two different languages. Some bilingual classrooms aim to teach native-English-speaking students a second language, while others cater to ESL students in an attempt to help them learn English.
Multicultural Classroom Environment
BAFOL's Bilingual teachers often work to teach students not just about another language, but about another culture as well. This may involve integrating elements from the students’ native culture as well as one or several foreign cultures. For example, a bilingual teacher trying to teach native-English-speaking students about Spanish language and culture could teach her students about Latin American history, food, traditions, sports and culture. This may also be a good opportunity to incorporate new vocabulary and idioms into the lessons.
BAFOL's Bilingual teachers are responsible for ensuring that their students keep up with their English-only-classroom peers in math, science, reading, history and other subjects. As in a regular classroom, this involves a large amount of out-of-class planning and curriculum development. BAFOL's Bilingual teachers must develop a strategy and schedule for each day’s lessons, including which language will be used to teach the lesson. BAFOL's Bilingual teachers must also plan activities, projects, games and group activities that will encourage students to learn the material and interact in their non-native language.
Teaching students in two different languages presents a number of challenges. Giving a lesson in students’ non-native language can cause them to become confused, lose interest or get frustrated. BAFOL's Bilingual teachers must find ways to make their lessons engaging and to ensure that each student is keeping up with the material. This could involve periodic check-ins, translating certain words or sentences, or explaining certain words or concepts more than once.
A Chef instructor should be skilled in monitoring, coordination and effectively speaking to others that is on the Spectrum of Autism. The Chef instructor must possess: skills of time management, active listening, judgement and decision making. He or she must has the ability to create an idea, enhance "Inner Skills" among students , volunteers, and themselves.
Our Chef instructor will teach/coach and develop other students in the kitchen environment to improve their skills. Because, a kitchen depends on a cooperative team effort, and our Chef instructor. Who will work a variety of hours. Depending on what flexibility of the Chef and our schedule. Such as, early morning, late evenings, and weekends. Depending on what event is taking place that the students will be involved in. (i.e. Cooking Class, Gala, Fall Festival, cooking demonstration, etc.).
GRANT WRITER VOLUNTEER
The BAFOL Board of Directors is currently seeking motivated individuals to assist with identifying and applying for funding opportunities through grants. Individuals THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED, will have to possess grant writing experience, working comprehension of the grant application process, excellent writing and grammar skills, as well as the ability to meet deadlines. Also, they must be able to pay close attention to detail and the ability to understand financial and budgetary matters.
Responsibilities include: · Develop and implement a grant writing proposal process for BAFOL · Identify grant programs for which BAFOL could qualify (includes researching where to find appropriate funding) The Grant Writer will report directly to the Administrator and the VP/Treasurer. One committee member will be selected by the Board of Directors to act as the Grant Writing Committee Chair and Project Manager. This is a volunteer position, and hours are flexible. Regular committee meeting attendance is required (via Skype, Web Chat, and/or text based communication)
We encourage ALL interested individuals to first visit our ABOUT US page, and on our website to familiarize yourself with BAFOL's mission. Because, we are a 100% charitable ran and operated 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization. Thank you so much and we look forward to hearing from you. If interested, please fill out the Contact Us Form, and Miss Tiffany Proctor will follow back up with you.
SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEER
Currently, we have several Facebook volunteers who contribute towards posting up information. But, we need more volunteers to be Bloggers. We also need a Social Media Manager. A student intern that loves Social Media. In a role as another BAFOL Social Media Volunteer, you may be required to: Join either a BAFOL volunteer's Facebook group, or suggesting and helping create some other means of communicating with a group. · Collect links relating to Autism issues – that have a disability focus – to post and share with the BAFOL volunteer group. · Schedule links on the BAFOL's Facebook page and moderating the Facebook page, including answering messages or assisting with getting them to the Administrator to be answered in a timely manner. · Write short articles (300-500 word pieces) at least once a month on disability issues that should be or are also Autism related issues. Previous topics have included:
The lack of representation in Autism Research Studies
The Wage Gap
Crimes/violence against disabled children
*Other Application Requirements can be discussed upon interview.
SALES/MARKETING/BUSINESS NETWORK DEVELOPMENT MANAGER VOLUNTEER
This position is a part-time (15 hours a week). The description of the responsibilities (general) are:
1. Attend BYC Monthly Mtg.
2. Assist with networking (generating new ways to brand organization).
3. Assist with locating funding for projects.
4. Some travel with administration to assist with projects and events (i.e. festivals, galas, workshops)
5. Monthly Time Sheets (verifiable record of your work).
6. Prospect for new business (i.e. donors, sponsors, endorsers)
7. Customer service (calling businesses to form new relationships), regarding Autism Awareness (schools, restaurants, etc.)
ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTOR VOLUNTEER
Opportunity Title: Entertainment "Evangelist for Autism" Director Volunteer
Category: Arts & Entertainment
Commitment: 1 year
Start Date: February, 2019
End Date: February, 2020 (with the option to renew)
Details & Description:
Brand Ambassadors support marketing executives in their efforts of increasing brand value by promoting the brand to target audiences. This role involved interacting with the public, companies and other socialites, must be willing to attend public events, private invites, appear at television or radio broadcast interviews, to promote and brand the organization. The Brand Ambassadors must display strong communication/presentation skills, the ability to connect with others, excellent interpersonal and communication abilities, leadership skills and able to multitask with different projects in an ample time- span. (Must be from California).
Booker Autism Foundation of Learning, Inc. (BAFOL), is looking for supporters of the Arts & Wellness (alternative health and wellness) methods for the families that live in the “Auttie World” to join our movement and bring equity for medical services to families that have loved ones on the Spectrum of Autism. And in doing so, we are looking for an individual of whom can join our volunteer team as an Entertainment Ambassador. As an Ambassador, you will travel around the country and speak to families, companies, and even children about how fun and rewarding working with BAFOL, Inc., can be. Not to mention, the importance of how therapeutic and educational the entertainment (Arts & Wellness) program and movement can be for a child on the Spectrum of Autism.
We require people who are:
You will be:
We primarily work with people who are diagnosed as:
This is an independent "HIGH PROFILE" part-time VOLUNTEER position that is for people who would like to volunteer 25-40 hours a week. There is plenty of opportunity for people who are exceptional additions to our team!
Please visit the BAFOL Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages to see what kinds of information that we currently share. These are, at this time, unpaid volunteer positions. Applicants are subject to BAFOL Board approval. Application submissions are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will notify all applicants once a decision has been determined.
If interested or have a question, please contact the office for further details 833-828-8476. Or, please contact our Administrator directly at 502-408-1847.