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Parent Connectors (United Way Avenues of Change)

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Position description: 

Parent Connectors are passionate parents or grandparents who volunteer within community family drop-in programs, promote a culture of parents supporting parents, and help parents learn about additional services for families with children aged 0-6.

Deliverables/Duties: 
  • Completion of Parent Connector training (eight sessions, two hour long each)
  •  Attend weekly volunteer shift at assigned community program site aimed at children 0-6
  • Welcome and interact with all families attending program with friendly conversation
  • Help new families settle into program routine, and facilitate connections amongst new and participating families.
  • Assist program staff with daily activities such as activity set-up, snack preparation, and clean-up duties.
  • In collaboration with, and with guidance of program staff, model positive interaction with parents/caregivers and their children.
  • Participate in program activities such as Circle Time, and encourage parents/caregivers to participate with their children.
  • Assist parents/caregivers connect to program site staff to speak about any concerns/enquiries
  • Provide language support to families (if Parent Connector has additional language capacity) as needed.
Qualifications: 
  • Coquitlam River neighbourhood resident
  • Parent or grandparent
  • Interested in learning about programs/services for families with children aged 0-6
  • Outgoing, friendly, and comfortable in reaching out to families to engage in conversation
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Can commit to eight weeks training (two-hour sessions, once per week)
  • Can commit to one weekly shift for six months
Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Senior
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

Training Tuesdays, 9:30am - 11:30am starting October 4 to November 22. Application deadline Wednesday September 28th. 

How to apply: 
Contact Sue Choy by email or telephone for more infomation and/or to receive a Volunteer Application Form
Contact person: 
Sue Choy
Contact phone: 
604-944-2500
Volunteer Centre: 
Mission:
Westcoast Family Centres contributes to the healthy development of children by providing services to strengthen the relationships between children and families and between families and their communities.
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Position start/end date:
11 Oct 2016 to 16 Jun 2017
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime
Work location:
Port Coquitlam/Coquitlam, BC