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Volunteer Program Policy Statement

Volunteers are integral part in the fulfillment of the Vision and Mission of the organization that is geared
towards the empowerment of the families and communities. FCED recognizes that volunteers impart their time ,
effort, talent, knowledge, skills and commitment to the achievement of the goals and these valuable contributions
provide impact and change to the lives of individuals, families and communities. Hence, FCED supports the
development of volunteers.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Volunteer Child Development Worker


Major Objective:
To increase child development index through growth stimulating sessions to children ages 0-5 years
old and support sessions for children’s development.

Reports to: ECCD Program Coordinator

Duties and Responsibilities:


- Keeps an updated masterlist of children from CCF families ages 0-5
- Encourage parents to enroll their children to attend SNP
- Advocate on the importance of early childhood care and development
- Assess the children using the ECCD checklist
- Prepare session plans
- Facilitates Supervised Neighborhood Play (SNP) – Home Based ECCD to each child at least twice a week; two sessions
are done per half day
- Monitor the growth and development of the children and reports delay about the developmental tasks
- Facilitates sessions with parents from time to time to address the need for proper parental care.
- Prepare and submit simple reports and accomplishments.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:


- CCF Child Protection Policy
- ECCD Law, Child Development Principles, SNP
- Communication (Verbal and Written) and Facilitating Skills
- Child Friendly and can deal appropriately with young children
- Dedication and willingness to help children
- Literate
- Physically Fit

Time Commitment:
- Reports to ECCD program coordinator at least once in a month and upon request of the coordinator. The activities of
the Volunteer Child Development Workers are done four times in a week. Two sessions are conducted within the day.
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Behavior Protocols/ Code of Conduct

 Personnel should not take a child or children into a private place out of
view of other adults. Agency staff members are encouraged to be accompanied by parents/ legal guardian
and/ or community members on visits with children.
 All staff, board/advisory council members and volunteers/interns who
have contact with children, or sensitive information about children, are to be informed of the organizations
child protection policies and standards. Agency staff members are required to acknowledge receipt and
understanding of the agency’s standards and policies.
 Agency personnel and sponsors must not stay alone with one or more
children who are not part of their immediate or extended family, whether in their house, project premises or
elsewhere.
 Agency personnel must behave in an appropriate and culturally sensitive
way. They must not inappropriately touch children.
 Where possible and practical, the ‘two-adult’ rule, wherein two or more
adults supervise all activities where children are involved and are present at all times, should followed.
 Agency personnel need to be aware that they may work with children
who, because of the circumstances and abuses they may have experienced, may use a relationship to obtain
‘special attention.’ The adult is always considered responsible for maintaining an appropriate relationship,
even if a child behaves inappropriately. Adults should not place themselves in compromising or vulnerable
positions.
 Inappropriate behavior toward children, including failure to follow the
agency’s behavior protocols, policy and standards is grounds for discipline, up to and including dismissal from
employment, volunteer/ internship or board/ advisory council membership.
Signature over printed name of CDW:_____________________________