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Program Volunteer

Early Learning Program

Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Come help make a difference in the lives of young women and their children.

This position involves providing care to children 6-weeks to 2 years old, while their mothers are in school and/or attending programs onsite. This program is only offered during the public-school year and is closed during all school holidays.


Help supervise and care for children while their moms are attending classes or programs.
Clean and change diapers when needed.
Assist with feeding, snack preparation and distribution.
Provide stimulating play to promote the development and wellbeing of the children.
Engage in age-appropriate games and activities with children.
Help with set-up and clean-up of program space.
Create a fun and welcoming environment.
Attend scheduled shifts and keep track of your time; enter hours using volunteer portal.
Notify staff when absent.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual, Student Placement
Age: 18+ Confidentiality
COVID-19 Vaccination Required: Yes

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Children/Youth, Health Care / Wellness

Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Communicate in Plain Language, Motivate Others, Sensitivity, Playing

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Orientation will be provided.
Staff will be available to provide ongoing support each week.
Working Conditions: Indoors, Nursery/Childcare space
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Support Newcomers
Transportation: On a bus route

Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less
Weekday - Daytime
2-3 hours per week, weekday morning (9-11:45 am) or afternoon (12:30-2:30 pm).
Program runs September 7 – June 27.
Once volunteer screening is completed, minimum 3-month commitment between September and June.
Attend each week at the time prearranged.

   Contact Information
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Katie McArthur
400 Queen Street South Kitchener, N2G 1W7

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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610

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