Power 2 the Pupil and the PAVED Research Initiative are recruiting volunteers to serve as facilitators and operational assistants during a series of events that will help youth in Providence Public Schools decide how a budget should be spent and used for the Providence Public School school district. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students interested in participatory democracy, youth empowerment, and youth and community engagement. To learn more about PAVED Research Initiative and its projects, check out its project website here.
There are 3 days we need volunteers for. Each day has its required training. Each day is in-person only, there is no option to engage with this remotely. You don't have to be available for all days to volunteer (the dates could be subject to change):
- Day 1 , Thursday, June 8th, 2023 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm time commitment)
- Required training on May 31st, June 5th and 6th (12:00 - 1:00 pm ET).
- Day 2 & 3, Monday, June 12th, and Tuesday, June 13th, 2023 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm time commitment)
Volunteer Stipends: $150-$300 (depending on level of involvement). Baseline pay ($150) is for volunteers who attend the required training session and the full day of activities happening on June 8th. Higher-end compensation will be provided to assistants who participate in an additional program designed to further narrow the investment to specific line items.
Roles & Responsibilities of Volunteers
Facilitators: Volunteers serving as facilitators will be responsible for chaperoning groups of 10-12 PPSD students during the events in the Power 2 the Pupil initiative. Activities include but are not limited to, being a welcoming and positive leader to your group, physically guiding groups to and from locations when on Brown’s campus, facilitating small group activities and discussion, fostering a community environment where students can bond, and mentoring youth. If possible, we are also welcoming people Spanish-speaking individuals who can translate. We are recruiting a minimum of 20 facilitators.
Operational Assistant: Volunteers serving as operational assistants will be responsible for coordinating the event logistics of the initiative which include, but are not limited to, management and facilitation of student registration, coordinating day-of logistics (name-tags, sign-in/sign-out processes, and other event management logistics. We are recruiting for a minimum of 5 operational assistants.
Facilitation or leading discussions experience
Event management and coordination
Bi-lingual, and/or Spanish-speaking skills (Translators needed!)
Training volunteers will receive
Youth engagement training
- Facilitation training
Training about the Power 2 the People initiative, objectives, and event logistics
RI State Background Check Required for Volunteers on Day 2 & 3.
Volunteers must attend the required training for the specific day they are serving.
Volunteers will be approved by PAVED Research Initiative Admins.
|Shift||Start Time||End Time||Address||Description|
|Day 2-3 (June 12 & 13) Volunteer - Power 2 The Pupil||10:00am (ET)||3:00pm (ET)|
721 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Nathanael Greene Middle School