Become a part of the team!
Thank you for your interest in Miss B’s Learning Bees!
We are so glad you are here. Miss B’s greatly values volunteers and is always seeking qualified people and former teachers or mentors who desire to continue to contribute to the growth and education of children. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions.
What does it take to be a volunteer for Miss B’s?
It takes a commitment of time, consistency in your schedule, responsible attendance (since the learners are counting on you), compassion and patience and a willingness to help children from low-income families and are children who are struggling in school, may have low self-esteem and may have challenges at home.
What volunteer opportunities are available at Miss B’s?
These volunteers work directly with students in our afterschool or summer programs assisting with homework and the student’s Individual Academic Plans. They also work with Miss B’s teachers to assist with passing out snacks, completing science labs, or helping students with projects from school.
We especially seek year-round volunteers for this program since our afterschool sessions go from August to June. This role requires consistency to ensure our students are supported and feel they are safe to learn and make mistakes.
The Advisory Board was created for volunteers that would like to support the organization with fundraising, development activities, and assisting with guiding the direction of the organization, or developing our social media presence without the requirement of having to attend board meetings. This role is for individuals who are project oriented and begin with the end in mind.
These volunteers assist with activities as needed within the organization. These activities include mailings, stuffing backpacks, volunteering at events, and the like. Ideal individuals are those not looking for a lengthy commitment but who want to help out in some way.
Where are the sites for Miss B’s Afterschool Programs?
Miss B’s meet with children afterschool at the Intergenerational Learning Center and at Youth Guidance. We are also hoping to add a third site in the coming year.
What is the volunteer application process?
The application process for volunteers is quite simple. Interested participants contact the Executive Director and complete a volunteer application. The information on the application is confidential and will help us find the most satisfying and appropriate volunteer opportunity for you.
When a volunteer meets the initial criteria, they are invited to a meet and greet with the Executive Director. During this meeting participants sign the contract, review the volunteer responsibilities, and are provided information on where to obtain a background screening from a licensed background clearinghouse screening provider. All volunteers who work with children more than ten hours a month are required to pass a background check (including fingerprints and criminal history) by licensed screening agents for the Department of Children’s and Families.
After successful completion of all application requirements volunteers complete a one- hour training session to learn more about the organization and are then scheduled for their volunteer hours.
What is Miss B’s Policy on Privacy and Confidential Information?
Respecting the privacy of our clients, donors, members, staff, and volunteers is a basic value of Miss B’s Learning Bees Inc. Personal and financial information is confidential and should not be disclosed or discussed with anyone without permission or authorization from Executive Director LaToya Bullard. Care shall also be taken to ensure that unauthorized individuals do not overhear any discussion of confidential information and that documents containing confidential information are not left in the open or inadvertently shared.
Employees, volunteers, and board members of Miss B’s Learning Bee’s may be exposed to information which is confidential and/or privileged and proprietary in nature. It is the policy of Miss B’s Learning Bees Inc. that such information must be kept confidential both during and after employment or volunteer service. Staff and volunteers, including board members, are expected to return materials containing privileged or confidential information at the time of separation from employment or expiration of service.
Unauthorized disclosure of confidential or privileged information is a serious violation of this policy and will subject the person(s) who made the unauthorized disclosure to appropriate discipline, including removal/dismissal.