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Block Parent

Block Parent Program - Waterloo Region

   About the Position

Impact Statement
By Volunteering with the Block Parent Program, you will help Build Safer Communities, One Block at a Time.

The value the program brings to the neighborhood occurs when children and other community members feel safe just by seeing Block Parent signs in windows. By simply displaying the window sign, the Block Parent home becomes a symbol of a connected and engaged community.

A Block Parent home, specifically the front porch or doorstep, is a “temporary refuge” that children can access when they’re feeling hurt, lost or scared and need assistance. As a Block Parent, you will be able to volunteer to help keep your neighbourhood safe from the comfort of your own home!

Simply display your Block Parent sign when you're home and available. Your sign will indicate to your neighbours and the children on your block, that you are ready to assist in an emergency by placing a phone call to either parents or emergency services.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 19+
Confidentiality, Work Without Supervision

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Children/Youth, Conflict / Facilitation

Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Communicate in Plain Language, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Accountability, Empathy

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Orientation and Training provided
Working Conditions: Volunteer from the comfort of your home with flexible hours. ALL residents, 18 years and older, living in a house or townhome, must provide the Block Parent Program with a Police Vulnerable Sector Check. Application provided by the Block Parent Program.
Accessibility: Support Newcomers
Transportation: NONE Needed

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Your commitment is dependent on your schedule and what is most convenient for you.

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Block Parent Coordinator
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries
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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
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