Fall Recruitment!

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After School Program Staff!

We offer an after school program and year-round green initiatives which promote leadership in sustainable concepts to youth.  Two examples are our annual bike give away and our computer recycling program that gets computers into the hands of those who are the first to graduate in their family.  Our after school program supports the Johnson City School district to particularly support youth who have been identified as at-risk to join gangs, and/or drop out of school. 


We are looking for highly-motivated students who are comfortable with people from a different background, not easily daunted by at-risk youth, to be role models, to provide a listening ear; and assist in the day’s activities.  Application and reference check required, along with two trainings, and ongoing staff development.   While dress code is casual, with Dream Center Staff T-shirts issued, we ask that students dress appropriately for a setting where impressionable youth are present.


Part One of New Volunteer Training will be offered 9/19, and 9/26. Part 2 9/20, and 9/27, 3:30 to 5:30 pm and 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Part 1 to cover the Dream Center and site.  Part 2, on working with youth and issues which arise with at-risk youth.  Please reserve your spot with an email to: gfjdreamcenter@hotmail.com

Interested undergraduate and graduate students should go to the Dream Center’s website,gfjdreamcenter.cfsites.org.  Click on “About page,” read and see if Dream Center is a good fit for you.  If so, click on “get involved.”  Fill out the application, save as to your documents, and send to gfjdreamcenter@hotmail.com as an attachment.  Then, attend part one and two of training.  The Dream Center also has year round initiatives to support children, youth and families and many one-time volunteer opportunities.  


Programs are at Sarah Jane Johnson Church, 308 Main Street, Johnson City, NY.  The contact person is: Patricia Cardin, gfjdreamcenter@hotmail.com.  The after school club, which focuses on character development and healthy choices, is Monday and Wednesday’s 3:30 to 5:30 PM.  The basketball program is Tuesday and Thursday’s 6:15 to 7:30, with games on Saturday mornings.  Volunteers can choose one or both programs and work one or two days a week.  Basketball coaches are asked to commit to both semesters, and attendance at most games, for a season which begins in November and goes thru March.