Some of our Global Partners

COLLEGIATE VOLUNTEERS

Summary of Need

GENERAL VOLUNTEER


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  

  • work on conference sessions as session runners
  • work on the conference registration desk helping delegates when they arrive at the conference
  • work in the video team
  • work at parties and receptions and helping with Front of House during the conference
  • work on conference organization, in the days before the conference
  • work with the conference photographer
  • Back-up the conference social media, blogging and e-bulletin team
  • graduate-level students with a strong interest in children’s media are welcome to join the official blogging team.


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:  

  • Academic Skills: A child suffering from autism may often find  it difficult to learn things like a normal child. Thus, the autism  teachers help these kids to gain knowledge in a different manner.  
  • Social Skills: The kids suffering from autism are  not social and find it difficult to adjust themselves with people they  do not know. They also often get arrogant and can injure themselves. The  autism teachers play an important role in teaching these kids social  skills.  
  • Self-help Skills: A child suffering from autism  faces severe problems like difficulty in eating food, not recognizing  dangers, unable to clothe themselves, etc. They are then taught by the  autism teachers about the self-help skills that help them in living  their life independently. 

Job 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:  

  • Instructional planning on assigned students and providing on each student 
  • Competency in subject matter by teaching content and skills to assigned students utilizing our program 
  • Participating in various IEP conferences that include  behavioral management plans, functional behavioral analysis, and  annual reviews 
  • Developing strategies and maintaining a classroom environment conductive 
  • Plan effective teaching methods and deploy a variety of instructional techniques that are in an interest of the students 
  • Undertake various diagnostic testing that identifies student capabilities and recognize student progress on timely basis 
  • Maintaining complete and accurate records of the students decided by the law and policies 
  • Keeping timely communication with parents to make them aware about the student's progress and necessary precautions 
  • Plan different student educational programs that will help them in progressing and learning new things 
  • Initiating IEP in the student's program and consulting the student with the respective teacher 
  • Take necessary precautions to protect the students an equipment, materials, and facilities 
  • Establishing and maintaining a positive line of communication with the parents concerning behavior, language, and academics 
  • Maintaining cooperative relations with other aides,  teachers, volunteer staff and work together for upbringing of the students 
  • Assisting the management for upholding and enforcing the rules  and regulations of the program as assigned by the administration 
  • Show commitment and professionalism through attendance, punctuality, and standards with professional responsibilities 

Key Skills 

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:  

  • Caring nature while teaching the students with Autism 
  • Good observing skills and learning the behavioral patterns of children with Autism 
  • Good communication skills that help in interacting with the parents 
  • Addressing the needs and requirements of children with Autism with skillful attention 
  • Expert in developing various plans emphasizing autism students 
  • Maintaining comfortable classroom environment 
  • Efficient in using visuals to support teaching methodologies 
  • Knowledge about using transition methods that help the Autism students to move from one subject to another 

Career 

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. 


 Duties-  

  • Planning and delivering a variety of entertaining and engaging art, music and play classes.
  • Leading a team of teaching for the other volunteers 
  • Building relationships with pupils from a wide range of social backgrounds.
  • Promoting equal opportunities in the classroom.
  • Ensuring that pupils are taught in a happy, safe and stimulating environment.
  • Attending to parents and guardians feedback on a pupil’s progress.
  • Implementing all of the policies and procedures of the basic guidelines of BAFOL and our collaborating community partners, for a successful camp.
  • Teaching according to a pupil’s educational needs and ability.
  • Providing students with guidance on educational and social matters relating to their studies and future careers.
  • Writing up a short progress on each participants.
  • Keep all teaching materials up-to-date.

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

Travel

Healthy Eating

Sustainability-Green Living

ARTs

Media representation

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 & BRAND AMBASSADOR 


Opportunity Title: Entertainment "Evangelist for Autism" Brand Ambassador Volunteer
Category: Arts & Entertainment
Commitment: 1 year
Start Date: June 25, 2018
End Date: June 24, 2019 (with the option to renew)

THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A W9 FORM
Email: tiffany@bafol.org
Website: https://www.bafol.org
 

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. 


  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 25 and older
  • Appropriate for a public figure
  • Family-oriented volunteering
  • Training or orientation required (Q & A)
  • Entertainment Wikipedia 

Opportunity Description:

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:

  • Motivated
  • Pass a background check (public figures-see me for details)
  • Spiritual “Evangelistic” minded
  • Kind/Personable
  • Loves pets (i.e. Canine Therapy) for Autism
  • Socially Conscious about Mental Health &  Alternative Health
  • Have reliable transportation (i.e. speaking engagements)
  • Public Speaking
  • Experience in working with someone on the Spectrum of Autism
  • Experience in the Entertainment industry
  • Can work in a low-pressure volunteer fundraising/outreach position that takes place throughout the year in various states.

You will be:

  • Discussing the benefits of our global network/organization
  • Emailing me with information about global community supporters in the Arts/Entertainment industry
  • Encouraging community supporters in the mental health & wellness community to work with BAFOL towards events that bring unity (i.e. concerts, festivals, talent shows, etc.)
  • As you travel (performing), assist with obtaining a network of health service providers that can offer discounted rates and funding opportunities for services such as:
  • Naturopathic Physicians
  • Physio Therapy
  • Chiropractic Treatment
  • Massage
  • Dental
  • Counseling
  • any other service that is not funded by the government

We primarily work with people who are diagnosed as:

  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • PDD
  • PDD-NOS
  • SPD
  • Asperger’s
  • Autism (general)
  • Bipolar

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 502-408-1847.


BAFOL VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

If interested in applying for any of the above positions, please download the application, attach your resume or CV, scan into your computer system, and email back to tiffany@bafol.org.

BAFOL's 2017 Volunteer Application (pdf)

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