How We Serve
Dear Monthly Leader,
Thank you so much for volunteering with the Bulverde Chicktime Chapter! We love spending time with the children at SJRC Texas. Our community is blessed to have volunteers with so many talents willing to step forward and show love, hope and support to the children. Without you, we truly believe this program would not be the wonderful blessing it is to so many. The words thank you are just not enough.
Here are a few general guidelines for leading a Chicktime Bulverde month at SJRC Texas
You will need to provide approximately one 1.5 hour program. If that seems to long, we recommend that you invite 1 to 3 friends to lead different programs with you. For example, if you love to bake, prepare a program that will allow the children to decorate cookies or cupcakes. The program you select may be theme based (which is always fun) because of the month in which it falls – EX. March – Mardi Gras. Or, your event may have an educational theme such as careers, health and beauty, or fitness. We recommend you incorporate a snack station or a food that goes along with your theme. The kids love to eat. *A listing of program ideas is attached and available on our website under Program Ideas.
-Once you decide the program you will provide, contact the Host to discuss your ideas. You will know who your host is when you sign up for a month. If you forget your Host will contact you 8 weeks prior. She will let you know if your ideas are appropriate for the kids. The staff at SJRC knows our desires are to bring new experiences – both fun and educational – into the lives of the kids in a safe, healthy environment.
-The SJRC kids are between the ages of 5-17 so you would want to incorporate something fun and interesting for all ages. By having a couple programs you can tailor the programs better
– There can be up to 40 kids who may be in attendance for your event. You must make preparations for all, providing enough materials for all to participate, but please understand on any given month, the attendance number can change. We will discuss this ahead of time, while planning your event, so you know how much to prepare for.
-You are responsible to fund all materials for your programs, however have a collection of misc materials your monthly host can provide. If you need fundraiser ideas please let your host know.
-No idea is too big or too small for Bulverde Chicktime. So if you have a great idea, run it by us, don’t think its too crazy or wonder if the kids will like it. We love seeing the kids try something new. If you have a passion for what you are doing, you will bring everyone in the room on board with you. I promise!
-You are responsible to bring ALL volunteers to facilitate your programs
-Additional volunteers will join us on any given Saturday, but they will serve as mentors and rotate through the stations enjoying time with the kids. You may bring additional volunteers to come and “play”, in addition to your program facilitators. Bringing your volunteers to run the programs also opens opportunities for new volunteers to experience Chicktime!
-Once your host has the information for your event, she will generate an invitation to the event and send it out to our database to our regular volunteers. You are encouraged to send the invitation to your circle of friends and family as well as print them off and distribute to your community if you desire. Please encourage your friends to fill out our web form and sign up to join Chicktime Bulverde so they can be included in future events and help build our volunteer base. Simply click the subscribe button at the bottom of every page to open the web form. Make sure to select TX-Bulverde from the drop down menu.
What to Wear:
-We typically wear jeans, capris/long shorts and Chicktime t-shirts. We will have the t-shirts available prior to each Chicktime event. They are available to you for a $20 donation. We do encourage everyone to get one because it helps spread the word about Chicktime! 100% of the money goes to the St. Jude’s Ranch girls. This is how we raise money for special projects for the girls. If you do not have a Chicktime shirt, please wear a modest top that shows no cleavage, and shirts that stay tucked in and do not ride above the waist when bending over. We also suggest that you do not wear designer clothes or excessive jewelry. This helps the kids relate to us better and does not make them feel “small”. Our goal is to blend with the kids and make them feel part of our community. Thank you for respecting these clothing boundaries.
Other things to consider:
-Cameras are allowed with special permission, NO pictures of the SJRC kids faces are allowed to be taken at any time.
Thank you for saying, YES, when asked to facilitate a month. You have chosen to be the hands and feet of Jesus by blessing these girls with your love.