Family Drop-in Volunteer

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Position description: 

Supports parents/caregivers in their role of caring for young children.
Provides /Support care to families who are adjusting to life in Canada.
Assists staff in supporting the physical, social and emotional well being of families from diverse cultures by creating a safe and wecloming atmosphere.


This a Family Program in which parents with small children enjoy socializing , making friends while the small children have a safe and clean place to play. Volunteers will assist staff in setting up activities for children to play , preparing snack for chdilren, supervising chidlren during playtime and general cleaning after the program . Under supervision, volunteers will share community resources or information to clients who need support.
Monday 12pm to 3pm
Tuesday 3pm to 6pm
Wednesday 9-12pm
Friday 9am to 12pm or 12pm to 3pm
Saturday 10am -12pm
Days/Shifts flexible


Experinece working with immigrant families as an asset
Patience and understanding of diverse cultures
3 month commitment

Role is suitable for: 
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

Coffee/tea/bus tickets
Appreciation certificate for the contribution
Reference letter for seeking employment
Well developed oral and communication skill
Experience working in a multi-cultural environment.

How to apply: 
Phone or email
Contact person: 
Diane Doyle
Contact phone: 
Other Volunteer Opportunities: 

Since 1971, Burnaby Family Life has been offering programs and services to individuals and families in Burnaby. Over the past four decades, we’ve grown, we’ve expanded and we’ve helped thousands upon thousands of people to live a better life in a better community. Programs provided in counseling, parenting, pregnancy, English language skills, childhood literacy, childcare and licensed daycare. This position will assist childcare staff .

Volunteer skills: 
Day Care, Day Programs
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Education & Research
Family & Children
Immigrant Services
Burnaby Family Life's mission is to deliver high quality services that meet the current and emerging needs of individuals, families and the community in all its diversity. We facilitate and empower collaborative community solutions to enable all to reach their full potential.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
7 Jan 2019 to 6 Sep 2019
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
4460 Beresford St
3rd Floor
Burnaby, BC V5H 0B8