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Love chaos and kids?

We cannot do the work we do without the assistance of our dedicated volunteers! 

 

Please email info@MiniOBeirne.org or call 217-525-6800 to learn how to get started!

Current Volunteer Descriptions

Volunteer Mischief Maker

Volunteer Donation Wrangler

Party & Teach Volunteer

Volunteer Mischief Maker
Job Description

Last Updated: 5/2023

 

The mission of the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing emergency care for children who may be at risk or whose parents are experiencing some type of crisis. 

 

Volunteer Mischief Makers (also known as volunteer childcare workers) of the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery Work hand in hand with Nursery staff. Together they provide a safe, nurturing and happy environment for children birth through age 6.  When the Nursery has a volunteer on-site, it can increase it’s capacity to accept two additional children.

 

Reports to: Assistant Director

 

In order to become a volunteer, one must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Submit to fingerprinting and pass background check

  • Provide proof of physical examination and TB test

  • Hold high school diploma or GED

  • Be open to suggestion regarding techniques for working with children

  • Posses an understanding and respect for children

  • Meet all DCFS requirements

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide age appropriate activity for children during the shift (i.e. dress up, bubbles, blocks, art)

  • Caring for the physical needs of children including but not limited to bathing,

  • feeding, dressing and preparing for naps/bedtime

  • Maintaining confidentiality

  • Abide by mandated reporter status

 

Hours:

Due to the fact that the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery is open 24 hours per day, 365 days

per year, so scheduling is flexible.  Volunteers are encouraged to make a monthly or quarterly commitment to volunteer scheduled hours to assist the Nursery with scheduling and capacity.  Assistance is MOST needed during the meal time and nap hours during each day of the week, approximately: 

  • 6:30 am - 8:00 am

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

 

If you have any questions regarding volunteer opportunities at the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery please contact us at 217-525-6800.

Party & Teach Volunteer
Job Description

Last Updated: 5/2023

 

The mission of the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing emergency care for children who may be at risk or whose parents are experiencing some type of crisis. 

 

Volunteers of the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery Work hand in hand with Nursery staff. Together they provide a safe, nurturing and happy environment for children birth through age 6.

 

Reports to: Family Support Specialist

 

In order to become a volunteer, one must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Submit to fingerprinting and pass background check

  • Provide proof of physical examination and TB test

  • Hold high school diploma or GED

  • Be open to suggestion regarding techniques for working with children

  • Posses an understanding and respect for children

  • Meet all DCFS requirements

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Family Support Specialist by preparing age appropriate activities for children at family events

  • Work with Nursery childcare staff to refresh activities and design curriculum that the Nursery can use throughout the year

 

Hours:

Due to the fact that the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery is open 24 hours per day, 365 days

per year, there are no set hours. Scheduling is flexible.

 

If you have any questions regarding volunteer opportunities at the Mini O’Beirne

 

Crisis Nursery please contact us at 217-525-6800.

 

 

Volunteer Donation Wrangler
Job Description

Last Updated: 5/2023

 

The mission of the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing emergency care for children who may be at risk or whose parents are experiencing some type of crisis. 

 

Volunteers of the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery Work hand in hand with Nursery staff. Together they provide a safe, nurturing and happy environment for children birth through age 6.

 

Reports to: Assistant Director

 

In order to become a volunteer, one must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Submit to fingerprinting and pass background check

  • Provide proof of physical examination and TB test

  • Hold high school diploma or GED

  • Be open to suggestion regarding techniques for working with children

  • Posses an understanding and respect for children

  • Meet all DCFS requirements

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Sort incoming donations and estimate value of donated items

  • Document all incoming donations

  • Evaluate needs at the Nursery and select items to retain

  • Marking any packaged products with expiration date

  • Reviewing recall lists for donated items

 

Hours:

Due to the fact that the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery is open 24 hours per day, 365 days

per year, there are no set shifts. Scheduling is flexible.

 

If you have any questions regarding volunteer opportunities at the Mini O’Beirne

 

Crisis Nursery please contact us at 217-525-6800.

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