KEEN Sports and Music Program Leader

Volunteer Position description – Program Leader

Position Aim: The Program Leader provides support by overseeing activities and managing volunteers and athletes during KEEN programs

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Set up materials needed for programs, including sports equipment, musical instruments, snacks and water
  • Hand out athlete profiles to volunteer coaches – answer any questions a coach may have and if necessary provide tips or suggestions for working with their assigned athlete
  • Provide support to coach during any challenging situation that may arise – difficult behavior, bathroom visits, etc
  • Provide suggestions for activities when needed
  • Organize group activities such as the parachute, duck duck goose, etc.
  • Lead “prouds” and dancing at the end of the program
  • Remind coaches to stay with their athletes until they have been released to their caregiver
  • Collect any profiles that have not been returned
  • Engage with returning volunteers who might be candidate for the coaches committee
  • Take inventory of equipment – throwing away anything that is broken, inflating balls as needed
  • Over see clean up and storage of all equipment at the end of the program
  • Recruit volunteers to help clean up and put away equipment at the end of the session.

Requested Time Commitment:
Time commitment depends on the program and location
1-4 hours/ 2 times a month on weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:
While there are no required qualifications and all are invited to volunteer in this position, the following general requirements may be helpful for individuals to wish to volunteers.

General Competencies:

  • Dependable
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to be personable and welcoming to all KEEN participants
  • Patience, understanding and compassion
  • Flexible in making decisions
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to be accommodate different situations