Full-Time Volunteering

Living and volunteering at the SACH house is a truly unique experience which enables you to fully immerse yourself in the lives of the children and mothers who we help. Here is what a regular day would look like as a full-time volunteer:

8:30 AM
Shift begins!
You should have eaten, showered, changed, etc. by this time.
This is the perfect opportunity to set up an activity so that when the part‐time volunteers
come, it is ready!

9:00 AM
Part‐time volunteers arrive!
Morning activity should begin now

10:30 AM
New Activity time?!
The morning shift is halfway through. At this point please reassess whether a new activity
should be presented or if free play will suffice.

11:45 AM
Clean up time!
The children have learned the clean up songs and it is great for them to help, so please
encourage this! Once everything is clean, the children should all go into the kitchen, wash
their hands and then sit at the table to eat.

12:00‐2:00 PM

Break time/ Kula Time!
During this time you are free to eat and rest. You are welcome to eat with the
kids/moms/staff or leave and have time for yourself.

2:00‐4:00 PM
Prep‐time!
During this time you should…
1) Plan/prep activities for the afternoon/ next morning
2) Clean any leftover dirty toys from morning
3) Organize playroom (everything should go in it’s designated area)
4) Organize craft cabinet
5) Do any other delegated tasks around house/office (if applicable)
6) Set up afternoon activity

4:00 PM
Wake children!
Please knock on all of the doors that have names on them and yell “Kulala finished!”
Note: Do not open doors.
It may take a few rounds of knocking before the mothers and children come downstairs.

5:45 PM
Clean up time!
The children have learned the clean up songs and it is great for them to help, so please
encourage this! Once everything is clean, the children should all go into the kitchen, wash
their hands and then sit at the table to eat.

6:00 PM
Kula Time!
You are free to eat with the children and mothers, or you can just sit with them while they
eat. Please help make sure that all of the children are sitting where they should be.

6:30 PM
End of Day!
You are done for the day! You are free to leave the house if you wish, as long as you return
in time for your next shift. While you are off, take the time to reflect on the day that you had
with the children!

To apply to be a full-time volunteer, please fill out the application here.

To read past volunteer experiences click here.

Download the Full-Time Volunteer Manual below.
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