Child Care Volunteer for the Families Branching Out Parents Circle

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Position description: 

The Families Branching Out Parents Circle is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children from 0-6 years old. During the circle, parents share ideas, develop parenting skills, and connect more to the community and the resources available to them. Child care volunteers are needed to support the program and provide childminding services. The program runs from Mondays from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Collingwood Neighbourhood House, 5288 Joyce St., Vancouver. 


Duties include:

  • Provide care for children aged 10 months to 2 years
  • Monitor children’s play activities
  • Interact with the children to enhance their learning
  • Set up toys and equipment for the session
  • Organize and store toys after each session
  • Elaboration of learning materials (occasionally)

Qualifications include: 

  • Attentiveness to the needs and safety of children
  • Interest to support child development
  • Some child care experience needed, either as a nanny, babysitter, daycare worker, etc.
  • Minimum 6 months commitment
  • Criminal Record Search
  • First Aid Training (not required but preferred)
Volunteer skills: 
Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

This is an opportunity to make new friends, learn positive ways to support each other and share resources and special abilities/talents. You will also receive training about child care and other topics of interest.

How to apply: 
If you are interested in volunteering, please submit your completed registration form to Yndira Arteaga, Volunteer Coordinator (email:, tel: 604-435-0323 ext 232).
Contact person: 
Yndira Arteaga
Contact phone: 
604-435-0323 x232
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Family & Children
Health, Social Services
To promote the well-being of the Collingwood community by providing leadership and working collaboratively with individuals, families, agencies and other groups to develop and support inclusive, innovative, sustainable initiatives and services that respond to the community's social, educational, economic, health, cultural and recreational needs.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
10 Jan 2019
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening
Work location:
Collingwood Neighbourhood House
5288 Joyce St.
Vancouver, BC V5R 3T2