TLC Volunteer Online Training

TLC Volunteer Online Training 2017-08-07T15:14:38+00:00

The training listed below was created to instruct our Teaching and Learning Coaches (TLC) volunteers, but anyone may participate.

TLC volunteers come in direct contact with the young women and babies at The Sparrow’s Nest. They assist the house staff in nurturing and ministering to these young families. Please contact our volunteer coordinator Alyssa at  if you’re interested in becoming a TLC volunteer. Other volunteer opportunities may be found through links on the front page of our website, on event pages and on our Current Volunteer Opportunities page.


TLC Volunteers need to complete all of the following Sparrow Core Training sessions:

  • Part 1: Understanding the Framework of Poverty –  not available at this time


TLC Volunteers need to complete all of the following State of Missouri Required Trainingsessions within the first year of acceptance as a TLC:

Training available online:

  • First Aid – coming soon


In-person training – some supplemental resources may be included below:

  • Appropriate Discipline
  • Behavior Management
  • Child Development and Child Management Techniques
  • Crisis Intervention
  • De-escalation Techniques
  • Direct Care

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