My name is Ami Kane and I am the Conference and Workshop Manager for GENaustin. I have been in this role for just a few months now and one of my big tasks is to begin developing a core of volunteers to deliver one time workshops throughout the community for girls in 4-12 grades.
GENaustin is looking for enthusiastic, empowered women to conduct workshops throughout the Central Texas area. Workshop Volunteers will deliver GENaustin one time workshops in schools and community partner locations for girls in 4th-12th grades. Workshop topics include body image/media literacy, healthy relationships, and communication/friendships.
Location: Most volunteer hours will be spent throughout the greater Austin area, delivering workshops at schools community partners. A few hours may be spent at the GENaustin main office at the Ann Richards School completing administrative tasks.
• Training—as this position leads workshops for girls, attendance at a 6 hour comprehensive facilitation training is required.
• Direct service—delivering GENaustin’s workshop curriculum to girls in grades 4-12.
• Administration—occasionally, Workshop Volunteers may be asked to assist with workshop administration, such as contacting schools to schedule workshops.
Reports to: Conference and Workshop Manager, Workshop Coordinator
Length of Appointment: One school year
Time Commitment: Flexible, however:
• Workshops usually take place during school hours (8am-4pm).
• Workshop volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two workshops a month (workshops are usually 1 hour each; the total commitment per workshop is approximately 3 hours when planning and travel time are included.)
• Must be committed to the goals/mission of GENaustin.
• Must be team oriented.
• Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Must have reliable transportation.
• Must attend Workshop Volunteer training.
• Group facilitation experience and/or experience working with youth are preferred.
The Girls Empowerment Network’s mission is to foster healthy self-esteem in girls by engaging them to explore and define their personal values and to build skills that empower them with confidence and courage to make wise choices.
For more information contact Ami Kane at (512) 841-4036, fax (512) 841-7465 or visit www.genaustin.org