Thank you so much for your willingness to volunteer. The Swift Current Community Youth Initiative (SCCYI) here at the Center’s main purpose is to provide a safe and fun place for youth to hang out. We exist to INSPIRE the youth of Swift Current and the Southwest one relationship at a time, to make positive life decisions and become a part of the community and society. Our goal is to help youth holistically, providing them with opportunities to take positive strides in their lives, physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, socially and artistically.
It is a privilege for youth to attend the Center. We have firm guidelines and expectations for all youth. These are clearly known by our youth and strictly enforced so that all who enter the Center feel safe.
THE RULES OF THE CENTER’S YOUTH DROP IN EVENINGS
- No alcohol
- No smoking/drugs
- No bullying or Harassing
- No swearing
- Respect each other and the property
The Center would not be in existence without the passion, love dedication and commitment given by you, the volunteer. Someone once said “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care”
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE CENTER’S YOUTH DROP IN EVENINGS
The main purpose of the Swift Current Community Youth Initiative is to provide the youth of Swift Current (Grade 6-12) with a safe and fun place to hang out. Our goal is to help our youth holistically, providing them with opportunities to take positive strides in their lives physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, socially and artistically.
Responsibility to Fellow Volunteers :
We aim to build a team that cares for each other, respects each other, and are sensitive to each other’s personal boundaries, and have the courage to communicate to each other when the lines have been crossed. We want to maintain confidentiality between the volunteers about the kids, without negative or derogatory responses to each other. We want you to realize that the final decision in any conflict will be left with the program directors or the head volunteer of the evening. We ask that you support their decision.
Responsibility to the Kids
Through the drop-in evenings on Friday and Saturday (as well as other opportunities and events), we want to create an environment that is conducive to youth making positive and good decisions, developing socially and making new friends in an atmosphere that both they and their parents can trust. You, the volunteer, are an important part towards steering them in the right direction by your example, responses, friendliness, encouragement, understanding, actions, responsibility, sensitivity and conversation. We ask that you recognize the God-given value of each youth that attends, and that you treat them with respect and acceptance regardless of their look or reputation. Often volunteers can set the tone for an evening without confrontation or incident. If you feel you can support these objectives, we welcome you as a volunteer and say thank you for the time and effort you are donating on behalf of the youth and families of Swift Current.
Sign Up to Help!
Please do NOT sign up for Volunteering Weekend Drop-in Nights without completing a VOLUNTEER APPLICATION form and submitted a recent Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector check.
If you have any questions in regards to this process do not hesitate to call The Center staff for guidance. Thank you for your willingness to serve at the SCCYI!
Please follow the link below to sign up for a future weekend.