Family Drop-In Playroom Assistant
Volunteer assists playroom staff with the set-up, daily routine and clean-up of a busy morning and afternoon (Wednesdays) drop-in program for families with children from birth to five.
Set up the playroom at the beginning of the day.
Engage in interpersonal communication between families, caregivers, and children. Welcoming families to the drop-in program.
Assisting staff with daily routines, and with arts and crafts activities.
Playing with children, and also occassionally, helping caregivers watch their children for a short period.
Tidy up at the end of the morning or afternoon.
Good communication skills.
Experience with young children preferred but not essential.
Second language an asset.
Ongoing training provided by program staff. Experience working with young children and their families for those considering a related career would be a bonus. Required: Police criminal record check in vulnerable section.