How We Serve

Dear Monthly Chick Leader,

Thank you so much for leading the Chicktime Washington, D.C chicks! We LOVE spending time with the families at My Sister’s Place and truly appreciate you for making it possible. Without monthly leaders bringing their joy and passion to My Sister’s Place, we truly believe this program would not be the wonderful blessing it is to so many!

Here are a few general guidelines for leading a Chicktime month at My Sister’s Place:

Your Programs:

-We recommend you invite 1 girlfriend to help you lead your workshop. The workshop needs to be based on the passions and talents of the leaders…. YOU! For example, if you love to bake, prepare a program that will allow the kids to decorate cookies or cupcakes. If your girlfriend loves yoga, she will prepare a yoga class and teach the kids the basics… or your girlfriend may love basketball and she could teach a basketball clinic.  For inspiration in planning and preparing your workshop, Pinterest offers tons of fun themes and ideas! You can also check out our Events page for ideas from previous workshops.

*We recommend that you incorporate either a snack station or a food item that would complement one of the programs because the kids love to eat!

Once you decide what your workshop will be, contact your Leader Co-Host (which will be assigned to you when you sign up) and discuss your ideas with her. At that time, she will let you know if your activities are appropriate for {your charity partner name}. All materials you bring to {your charity partner name} must be approved so make sure you discuss those ahead of time.

-There are 25 kids ages toddlers to 12 yrs at My Sister’s Place. You must make preparations for all 25 to attend, providing enough materials for all to participate, but please understand that on any given Tuesday, we cannot guarantee how many children will be able to attend. Chicktime is a treat and the girls must earn the right to come and play.
Your Volunteers:

-You are responsible to bring ALL volunteers needed to facilitate your programs.

-Additional volunteers will join us on any given Tuesday, but they will serve as mentors and rotate through the stations enjoying time with the kids. You may bring additional volunteers to come and ‘play’ in addition to you program facilitators! Bringing your own volunteers to run the programs also opens the opportunity for new volunteers to experience Chicktime!


-Chicktime Washington will create an invitation for your event. It is important that you organize your programs as early as possible so that we get the invitation out to the general public. Ideally, we would like that information 2 months prior to your event. We will be in contact with you to get the specifics needed to create the invitation.

-Chicktime Washington will send out the invitation for you using our database to our regular volunteers. You are encouraged to send the invitation out to your circle of friends and family as well as print them off and distribute to your community if you desire. On that note, please encourage your friends to fill out our web form and sign up to join Chicktime Washington Simply click the subscribe button at the bottom of every page to open the web form. Make sure to select DC-Washington from the drop down menu. You are welcome to send a link the web form to your friends, post it on your Facebook page, and even include it as part of your email signature!


What to wear:

-We typically wear jeans, capris/long shorts and Chicktime t-shirts. We will have Chicktime shirts available prior to each Chicktime. T-shirts are available with $20 donation… we encourage you all to get one because it helps spread the word about Chicktime! 100% of the money goes to the My Sister’s Place kids! This is how we raise money for special projects for the girls. If you are not planning to wear a Chicktime t-shirt, We asks that the volunteers wear modest tops that show no cleavage, and shirts that stay tucked in or do not ride up past the waistline of their pants. When volunteers do wear shorts they need to be long, to the knee if possible.


Other things to consider:

-Please respect the privacy of the kids by not asking for last names (or give our last names). We are to be on a first name basis with the kids.

-Please leave large key chains, purses, pens, and other sharp objects in our cars or locked in the office while we are in the facility.

-Phones should be put away and on silent. It is imperative that we are spending every second of Chicktime with the kids and not on our phones!

-Please do not ask where the kids are from or share where we live.

-Please do not use camera’s unless you are given permission.