As a family facilitator, you lead the lesson on that week’s topic, aimed at motivating and educating parents and children in order to empower them to make health conscious changes to their lives. Family facilitators are given a guide to the lesson and any supplies necessary to teach it.These lessons are generally very interactive, and facilitators are welcome to elaborate on any topic they wish if they feel comfortable doing so. Family facilitators will be provided that night’s lesson beforehand and are expected to be familiar with it before the class begins. In the class, the family facilitator will both teach the lesson and engage in conversation between adults and children. They are also asked to participate with families in the physical activity for the night. Ideally, family facilitators will have experience speaking Spanish, but even if you are not conversationally fluent in Spanish, please sign up under the family facilitator link in the volunteer calendar as an English speaker.
Committee member volunteer positions are filled by members of the FIT for Health student committee. Committee members aid volunteers and the class coordinator as needed, and help the program run smoothly. Committee members are asked to participate with families in the week’s physical activity and may help lead it.
The class coordinator is filled by the same FIT for Health committee member throughout the program (one per night). The class coordinator is responsible for bringing supplies, preparing facilitators for their roles before the program begins, ensuring the class remains on schedule, and helping volunteers and families as needed. Volunteers should always be able to ask the class coordinator for help if they are confused by some instructions or need help in their role. All volunteers are asked to be at the Irving Family from 6:30 to 8:30pm on the nights they volunteer