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Childcare Volunteer

Department: Project HELP
Location: Naperville, IL

The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, a 21st Century, business-savvy, social enterprise committed to “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women,” is seeking a Childcare Volunteer for the YWCA Project HELP Program. This is an unpaid, part-time position is available at our Naperville Center located in Naperville, IL at 1815 W. Diehl Rd and our Park-Francis Center located at 6600 S. Cottage Grove in Chicago, IL.

 Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and monitor the safety of children.
  • Assist children with games/activities.
  • If a child needs to use the bathroom, show them to the bathroom, wait for them, and return back to the childcare room safety. If a diaper needs to be change you will need to locate and notify their parent(s).
  • Never leave a child unattended.
  • Watch for signs of emotional distress in the children and bring the problems to the attention of their parents.
  • Must treat all children, parents and professionals equally regardless of race, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, handicaps or economic conditions.


  • Minimum of a high school diploma.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; bilingual abilities a plus
  • Comfortable caring for children of all ages.
  • Must be patient and safety-conscious
  • Submit the names of 3 or more references.
  •  Authorize Project HELP to conduct reference, criminal records and child abuse/neglect registry checks; and successfully pass such background checks.
  • Submit a copy of Driver’s License and car insurance or a parent’s who is responsible for your transportation if you are not of age to drive or own a car.
  • Ability to travel between Naperville and other sites as needed
  • Commit to at least one year to the program.

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