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Volunteer for "Helping Children Heal Storybook/Resource Collection Project"
Volunteer Storyteller Job Description

  1. Become familiar with books in Storybook Collection.

  2. Rehearse and present storybooks to groups of young children.

  3. Complete an evaluation/report form to be submitted by ACTION OHIO following each storytelling visit.

Volunteer Storyteller Recruitment Process

  1. Complete an ACTION OHIO Volunteer Storyteller Application [PDF*| Word]

  2. Participate in a telephone interview and/or attend a volunteer recruitment information session about the project.

  3. Attend a training session designed to prepare volunteers to present storybooks to young children.

Qualifications

  1. Like and enjoy being with young children.

  2. Has respect for diverse cultures and tolerance for wide range of children's behaviors.

  3. Interest in helping children who have been impacted by violence or abuse.

  4. Enjoy books and reading, including children's literature.

  5. Able to communicate clearly and easily with young children.

  6. Available during hours when children's educational programs and child care facilities request storytelling services.

  7. Able to interact and cooperate with teachers and child care staff.

  8. Dependable and responsible in terms of volunteer commitments.

  9. Has reliable transportation.

  10. Able to find locations in Greater Columbus community.

Employment Opportunities 

Currently ACTION OHIO is not recruiting job candidates for any open paid employment positions. ACTION OHIO does accept unsolicited resumes and vitas on an on-going basis. Original documents sent by regular mail are preferred.

ACTION OHIO is a non-profit (501c3) human services organization, which focuses on womenís and family issues. As a statewide, advocacy organization, ACTION OHIO is very involved in public policy and legislative issues, particularly at the state level. As part of its effort to increase public awareness of domestic violence and its impact on the family and the community, ACTION OHIO participates in a wide variety of outreach activities and produces its own annual public awareness event in October, National Domestic Violence Month.

Generally, ACTION OHIO is not a direct-service provider. Other than resource/referral, we do not work directly with DV victims or survivors.

In keeping with our commitment to diversity, ACTION OHIO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Through our staff, volunteer base, Board of Directors and interns, we seek to reflect our community.

Valuable job qualifications or abilities include strong verbal and writing skills, flexibility and creativity, customer-service skills (people skills), positive outlook, sense of humor, hard-working, problem solver, highly motivated, pays attention to detail, able to work independently and as a team member, and tolerant of different work and life styles.

Although a college degree is not always a requirement for employment, a college degree or equivalent life experience is generally preferred. Preferred college degree programs include Womenís Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Communications, Journalism, English, Criminal Justice and Social Work.

I
nternship Opportunities

ACTION OHIO offers a wide range of creative internship opportunities. Students interested in internships should submit their resume, a writing sample and a letter of reference by regular mail. Following review of these materials, ACTION OHIO will schedule an interview if the strengths of the candidate match priority internship projects. The interview is an opportunity for the student to learn about ACTION OHIO and for ACTION OHIO to meet and get to know the potential intern.

Interns are asked to sign an informal letter agreement and to establish a regular work schedule, based on the studentís and ACTION OHIOís needs. ACTION OHIO will assist the intern in developing a project with goals and objectives and supervise her/his progress. Upon successful completion of the project, ACTION OHIO will supply the student with a letter of reference upon request.
 

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