How We Serve
Dear Monthly Chick Leader,
Thank you so much for leading the Chicktime Boise Chicks! We LOVE spending time at the Boise Rescue Mission and truly appreciate you for making it possible by volunteering your time and resources. Without monthly leaders bringing their joy and passion to Chicktime Boise, we truly believe this program would cease to exist!
Here are a few general guidelines for leading a Chicktime month at City Light:
You will need to provide an approximately 1 to 1.5 hour program. The programs need to be based on the passions and talents of the leaders. For example, if you love to bake, prepare a program that will allow the girls to decorate cookies or cupcakes.*A listing of program ideas is attached and available on our website under Program Ideas. We recommend that you incorporate either a snack station or a food item that would complement one of the programs because we love to eat!
-Once you decide what programs you will provide, call Cieara Swainston 208-401-4168 and discuss your ideas with her. At that time, she will let you know if your activities are appropriate for City Light. All materials you bring to City Light must be approved so make sure you discuss those ahead of time.
-You are responsible to fund all materials for your programs. If you need fundraising advice and support, please contact Cieara Swainston.
-You are responsible to bring ALL volunteers needed 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 girls. You may bring additional volunteers to come and ‘play’ in addition to you program facilitators! Bringing your own volunteers to run the programs also opens the opportunity for new volunteers to experience Chicktime!
-Chicktime Boise will create an invitation for your event. It is important that you organize your programs as early as possible so that we get the invitation out to the general public. Ideally, we would like that information 2 months prior to your event. We will be in contact with you to get the specifics needed to create the invitation.
-Chicktime Boise will send out the invitation for you using our database to our regular volunteers. You are encouraged to send the invitation out to your circle of friends and family as well as print them off and distribute to your community if you desire. On that note, please encourage your friends to fill out our web form and sign up to join Chicktime Boise. Simply click the subscribe button at the bottom of every page to open the web form. Make sure to select ID – Boise from the drop down menu. You are welcome to send a link to the web form to your friends, post it on your Facebook page, and even include it as part of your email signature!
What to wear:
-We typically wear jeans, and Chicktime t-shirts. We will have Chicktime shirts available prior to each Chicktime event. T-shirts are available with $20 donation… we encourage you all to get one because it helps spread the word about Chicktime! This is how we raise money for special projects for Chicktime Boise and City Light. If you are not planning to wear a Chicktime t-shirt, City Light asks that the volunteers wear conservative clothing that shows no cleavage, and shirts that stay tucked in or do not ride up past the waistline of their pants. When volunteers do wear shorts or skirts, they need to be knee length or longer.
What NOT to wear:
-No clothing containing vulgar language, sexual innuendos, or alcohol/tobacco advertising. Please do not wear sleeveless tops, halter tops, bare midriffs, or anything tight/revealing. For safety, volunteers should not wear open toed shoes.