• Highland Center Recreation Assistant Volunteer

    • Last Date to Apply: Year round
    • Days: Monday-Saturday
    • Number of Positions: Varies
    • Hours: Varies
    • Department: Parks & Community Services
    • Season: Year round
    • Job Site: Highland Community Center
    • Length of Commitment: TBA
    • Training Required/Provided: Training and orientation
    • Position Reports to: Kim Indurkar
    • Age: 15+
    • Work environment: Indoors/Outdoors
    • Criminal Background Check required: Yes (this will require a Social Security number to process).

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Volunteers will assist recreation staff in setting up and facilitating various recreational activities which include: sports, arts, cooking, drama and computer games. Recreation Assistants will assist staff with supervision and help participants with various needs.

    Tasks Include:

    • Help participants engage in recreation activities.
    • Engage participants in conversation.
    • Assist in moving wheelchairs when needed.
    • Monitor participant activities and report to staff.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • An interest in working with people with disabilities.
    • Ten-week commitment (quarterly volunteer shifts), one day per week.
    • Able to communicate and work well with others.
    • Willingness to work hard.
    • Ability to learn new tasks and information.
    • Interest in recreational activities.
    • Positive attitude.
    • Willingness to learn how to work with people with cognitive and physical disabilities.

    Benefits Provided:

    • Help facilitate lasting community integration for people with disabilities.
    • Learn about people with disabilities.
    • School credit for community service.
    • Preparation for future employment.
    • Gain a sense of responsibility.
    • Experience useful in building resume.
    • Learn about community and Highland Community Center.

    To apply, please submit the following:

    Return application materials to:

    City of Bellevue Parks & Community Services Department
    Attn: Kim Indurkar
    P.O. Box 90012
    Bellevue, WA 98009-9012

    For questions, contact:

    Kim Indurkar, 425-452-6105 or email kindurkar@bellevuewa.gov

    Selection Procedures:

    1. Application paperwork is reviewed and forwarded to appropriate staff based on a match of the position and related qualifications
    2. Candidates not selected will be notified.
    3. Qualified applicants will interview with Kim Indurkar.
    4. Reference checks and Washington State Patrol Background Check will be conducted.
    5. Applicants selected for volunteer position will be notified and will attend an orientation.
    6. Selected applicants will receive on-site training and are required to keep a daily record of volunteer hours.

    Dress Code:

    • All volunteers are required to wear proper attire for recreational environment.
    • No sandals, halter tops or ragged clothing.

    It is the policy of the City of Bellevue Parks & Community Services Department to provide volunteer opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual preference, and/or disability