JLFW Placement Application: 2020-2021

PLACEMENT CRITERIA AND APPLICATION
FOR VOLUNTEERS
(2020–2021 Year)

Volunteers will be available
June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021

Deadline:
Friday, May 31, 2019, by 3 p.m.

If you have questions, or need additional information,
please email Mindy Hollan and Aarti Puskoor,
2019-2020 Placement Co-Chairs, at jlfwplacement@gmail.com.

 
JLFW Mission Statement
The Junior League of Fort Worth, Texas, Incorporated is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

JLFW Vision Statement
The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc. will strive to improve our community by directing our resources to positively impact the well-being of children and families by providing a legacy of trained volunteers.

JLFW Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.


PLACEMENT CRITERIA

PLEASE NOTE: EACH AGENCY/PROGRAM MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ANNUALLY TO BE EVALUATED FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR. IF AN APPLICATION IS NOT SUBMITTED FOR A SPECIFIC YEAR, THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.

The JLFW Placement Committee selects volunteer opportunities to fit our members’ vastly different needs and interests, while at the same time supporting the mission of the League. We seek to provide opportunities that will both utilize member strengths and talents and support the needs in our community. Our organization is continuously looking for Placements that provide a variety of choices for our members. Each JLFW member completes 50 volunteer hours per year (or job completion) at their assigned organization/program between June and May of the following year. If selected as a Placement, each organization must agree to place at least one article with photos on their website, newsletter or other media outlets highlighting JLFW Volunteers at their agency/program. We ask that the organization send publications to us as they occur. In return, the agency/program will be highlighted on our website and in our newsletter publication, The Lariat, which is distributed to all JLFW members and designated community leaders. These articles will be shared with you as they occur. Each agency must attend the Community Placement Fair, which will be held in January 2020 (specific date to be announced). This is an opportunity to meet JLFW members and provide insight into your organization, your program and your volunteer offerings for the following year. The ever-changing needs of the community and JLFW membership require us to review, evaluate and select Placements on an annual basis.

 

KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT

  • Supports the Junior League mission, membership interest and community needs
  • Proves to be an effective/successful program in the community
  • Offers a unique program to the community
  • Provides benefit to many
  • Displays history of enthusiastic and happy volunteers
  • Provides volunteers the appropriate orientation and training to complete the assigned tasks
  • Provides enough work for several League members to fulfill their required hours
  • Allows League members to work together
  • Provides flexible schedules including:
    • Day, night and weekend hours
    • Morning and evening hours
    • Summer, fall and spring work concentrations
  • Provides various locations around the city

INDEMNITY CLAUSE
Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc. (the “League”) and all of its members, volunteers, officers, directors, employees, agents, and indemnitees (collectively, "League Parties"), including, without limitation, any League Parties sitting on the Board of Directors of Agency (“Agency”) shall not be held liable for any acts or omissions, of whatsoever nature, of the Agency, its agents, assigns, directors, officers, affiliates, employees, or contractors (collectively, “Agency Parties”). Agency shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the League and League Parties for, from and against any and all losses, damages, claims, or actions directly or indirectly arising out of, caused by, in connection with or resulting from (in whole or in part) (i) any acts or omissions of Agency and/or Agency Parties, (ii) the negligence or willful misconduct of Agency and/or Agency Parties, and/or (iii) any loss or damage to the League or League Parties or their property, even if such acts or omissions are caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the League.

Insurance
If Agency’s application is approved by the League, Agency agrees to name The Junior League of Fort Worth, Texas, Inc., and its members, officers, directors, volunteers, employees, agents and representatives as an additional insured to its general liability and property policies and other applicable policies that provide coverage for services provided at Agency’s facility. Agency shall furnish the League acceptable certificates evidencing the above coverage prior to June 1, 2020.

Safety
The safety of League members and their personal property is a growing concern for the League. If the Agency receives volunteers from the League, the Agency will be expected to conduct a brief safety training during volunteer training or immediately prior to a volunteer shift (depending on Junior League programming). The training shall include security precautions specific to your agency. 

 

PLACEMENT APPLICATION
Placement Year: 2020-2021

In order to be considered, this application must be submitted by 3 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019.

 


PLACEMENT INFORMATION AND DESCRIPTION

If you have multiple volunteer offerings, please answer the following questions for EACH opportunity separately.

 


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