In addition to our paid directors, Safety Town runs with the help of Middle School and High School Volunteers. Safety Town volunteers gain critical leadership skills, make new friends, and provide a valuable service to their community. Middle School Volunteers earn a certificate recognizing their thirty-two (32) community service hours. High School Volunteers earn a certificate recognizing their seventy-two (72) community service hours.
During the two-week sessions, Middle School volunteers are asked to attend classes Monday through Friday for 3 hours each day at the Orchard Church in Barrington. High School volunteers are asked to attend classes Monday through Friday for 6 hours each day at the Orchard Church in Barrington. We ask High school volunteers to be FULL day only, no half-day options due to scheduling conflicts.
All volunteers must attend a mandatory meeting for all volunteers to be held on Saturday, June 8th at 10 AM at the Awana Room in the Orchard Church, adjacent to the Safety Town site located at 1301 S Grove Ave, Barrington, IL 60010.
Any student who is registered for 7th through 12th grade for the 2019-2020 school year qualifies to be a Safety Town volunteer. You must fully complete the online application and be willing to follow the Volunteer Code of Conduct.
Our volunteer application is open as of Monday, April 15th, 2019 - see below for links!
When Can I Volunteer?
Four (4) Safety Town sessions are offered for 2019:
Sessions 1 & 2 are offered June 10-21; Sessions 3 & 4 are offered July 8-19
Who can volunteer?
Any student who is registered for 7th through 12th grade for the 2019-2020 school year, may be a Safety Town volunteer. You must fully complete the online application and be willing to follow the Volunteer Code of Conduct. The BJWC Safety Town committee reserves the right to review and confirm each application, and all priority is on a first come-first serve sign-up basis with limited spots available for volunteers.
We ARE STILL IN NEED OF A HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER (SESSION 3/4, JULY 8-19) AND 8 MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS FOR SESSION 4 (JULY 8-19, 12:30-3PM)!
New! Safety Town Around Town at Sunny Hill
One session of Safety Town Around Town will take place this summer at Sunny Hill Elementary from June 24-27, 12-3 PM each day. Sixteen (16) service hours will be awarded. Our Safety Town Around Town volunteer opportunities open Monday, April 15, 2019.