Overview

Vibe Volunteer Facilitator Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Virtual Institute for Belonging and Equity (VIBE), scheduled for August 4, 5 & 6, 2021! This free program is conducted online by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities and made possible thanks to the support of Atlantic Union Bank and the R.E.B. Foundation.

Over the course of three days, VIBE student participants will be led through a series of activities designed to move through a process of awareness to action. As a volunteer facilitator, you will help guide the live, virtual conversations so the group can explore personal experiences with discrimination and develop conflict resolution skills. Students will leave the program with tools to work toward school and community environments that are free from the distractions of prejudice, stereotypes, and bigotry.

Volunteers must commit to attending the full program from 8:45am – 3:30pm each day. There will be scheduled lunch and stretch breaks.

Training for volunteers will take place virtually on July 23, from 9am – 5pm (with multiple breaks). Attending this training is mandatory in order to volunteer.

Volunteer application forms are due July 2.

Note that section five of this application provides a space for applicants to answer the following short-answer questions:

  • Why do you wish to be a part of the VIBE experience? What do you expect to gain/share as a result of being a volunteer?
  • What specific qualifications, strengths, or insights would you bring to the VIBE experience?
  • What training or experience will be of assistance in assuming your position as a virtual volunteer?
  • How will you prepare yourself to volunteer for a different type of VCIC program and avoid comparing to your past VCIC experiences?

VCIC will select up to eight volunteers for the program. You will be notified of your application status by July 9.

If you have any questions, please contact VCIC’s Educational Programs Associate Emma Cox at ecox@inclusiveVA.org.

Personal Information

VIBE VOLUNTEEER APPLICATION

Please complete the application by July 2, 2021.
Please include your area code

Demographic Information

Please provide the following demographic information. Be as specific as possible.
*This information will be used to ensure that we have as diverse a community at DDD as possible.*

Medical Information

Short Answer Responses

Please respond to each of the following prompts in no more than 500 words. We are wanting to learn about you and will not be judging responses based on English proficiency or spelling and grammar.

Volunteer Facilitator Agreement

  1. I commit to being present at:
    • Facilitator Training Session – July 23 from 9am - 5pm
    • Virtual Institute for Belonging and Equity (VIBE) – August 4, 5, & 6, 2021 from 8:45am – 3:30pm each day
  1. I understand that although the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (“sponsor”) has taken precautions to provide proper organization, supervision, instruction, and equipment for each activity, it is impossible for the sponsor to guarantee absolute safety. I also understand that each participant/volunteer shares the responsibility for safety during all activities and I assume that responsibility for myself.  I waive any claim that may arise against the Board of Directors of the sponsor, and/or its employees, agents, volunteers, or lessors including those claims which may arise from the negligence of the sponsor, their Board of Directors; and/or its employees, agents, lessors or volunteers.
  1. I understand that volunteer facilitators may be asked to complete a series of written evaluations that assess their views on VIBE after the program.
  1. I understand that I, alone or with other participants and/or sponsor staff, volunteers, or representatives, may be photographed, recorded on film, audio tape, videocassette, or other visual and sound, computerized, telephonic, voice-mail or tape media (“photographs and/or sound/image recordings”) by the sponsor and/or others approved by sponsor.
  1. I understand that volunteers must maintain appropriate conduct and follow clear guidelines with all minors participating in VIBE. Appropriate conduct and guidelines are outlined on the "Facilitator Code of Ethics Professional Boundaries When Working with Minors" sheet.
  1. I certify that the information provided in this application is true and complete. I authorize the sponsor to investigate the facts presented in this application and to secure any necessary information from all employers, references, academic institutions, and other organizations.  I also agree to execute any additional written authorizations necessary for sponsors to obtain access to and copies of records pertaining to this information.  I agree to release any person, company, or other institution from any and all cause of action that otherwise might arise from supplying sponsors with information it may request pursuant to this release.
  1. I understand that acceptance of my offer of volunteer services to the sponsor is contingent upon receipt of satisfactory responses to any or all investigations conducted by the sponsor. I understand that any false answers or statements, or misrepresentations by omission, made by me on this application or any related document, will be sufficient for rejection of my application, or for my immediate discharge if discovered after I begin providing volunteer services. I agree to comply with all applicable policies, procedures and rules of the sponsor, and I understand that any violation may result in my immediate dismissal as a volunteer.  I understand that nothing in this application, or in acceptance of my offer of volunteer services, is intended to create an employment contract between the sponsor and me.
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