GUIDELINES AND POLICIES

Thank you for volunteering to make a difference in our community. 

Remember to bring all your positive energy, smiles, and warmth to each Kids for Kindness event.  This program is for the children to have fun acting kind while engaging in great activities with seniors living in our community. Kids for Kindness benefits the children volunteers as well as brings about great memories and smiles to the seniors. In meeting with seniors many have expressed their immense joy of having the children visit and interact with them. Some seniors are lonely and seeing lively children literally brightens their days. You are doing a tremendous Mitzvah.

It is very important that you take a few minutes to explain to your children where you will be taking them and how important it is to behave their very best. Please explain to them the importance of the Mitzvah they are performing. “Honouring our Parents” is one of the Ten Commandments and respecting seniors- "והדרת פני זקן" is an intrinsic Jewish Torah value. These are people that have contributed a tremendous amount to our society and rightfully deserve our respect and kindness. It is of utmost importance that all volunteer interaction with seniors is respectful, dignified, and compassionate.  Please see below some links for suggested reading for parents.

At Kids for Kindness the safety and security of our children and seniors is a top priority. All children volunteers must be accompanied with a parent or authorized caretaker.

Kids for Kindness follows all the regulations of Volunteering with the vulnerable sector in Canada. Kids for Kindness staff must complete a vulnerable sector screening with the RCMP. All Kids for Kindness events are done in group settings under staff supervision.

We continuously screen our volunteers to ensure their qualities of kindness, honesty and their ability to communicate and effectively project the respect and dignity expected of our volunteers.

Us parents as role models instill in our children the kindness and compassion to care for others and to become caring socially responsible adults who will continue to care for their community.

 

Suggested reading and resources:

http://www.chabadmaple.com/theJewishWoman/article_cdo/aid/595778/jewish/Insights-of-a-Senior-Citizen.htm