Parent and Child Support Volunteer
Volunteer Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
3d ago

Primary Category : Childcare Positions

Type of Position :

Short Term (Less than 3 months)

Description & Details

Parent and Child Support Volunteer

Make a Difference in Your Community

VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) believes that quality care begins with quality people. Our volunteers work directly with our clients and make a difference in people’s lives every day.

We’re looking for volunteers who share and enhance VHA’s values of :

  • Client and family focused care
  • A co-operative and collaborative work environment
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Advocacy for our clients and their families
  • Parent and child Support Volunteers provide temporary relief from caring for children and the provision of support for at risk parents, with children birth to six years of age.

    This service will enable parents to take a much needed break from the demands of parenting and attend to their own needs.

    This could include attending a medical or social service appointment, joining a group to learn new skills or to receive social support.

    The volunteer acts as a resource to these families providing them with the means to discover and connect with social supports in their community.

    Visits occur in-home for three hours weekly. Volunteer will interact with the children (child) in such a way as to explore and encourage healthy development and growth.

    Your flexibility and ability to work independently, excellent organizational skills, ability to multitask, initiative and respect for confidentiality provide you with unique characteristics that will bring success in this position.

    You will pass a criminal reference check. You will deliver early learning services to children such as literacy and interactive learning activities.

    Identify community resources and utilize them to provide information, referral, advocacy and supports to children and families.

    You will receive on-going professional training, attend monthly meetings, develop an understanding of how isolation impacts on parenting skills and family life.

    This is a great learning experience and opportunity for those considering a career working with children, family and in the Social Services field.

    We welcome inquiries regarding student placements possibilities. We are committed to giving students meaningful learning experiences while offering them the opportunity to practice theory.

    Additional Information

  • Orientation to the agency and volunteer program
  • Training on various aspects of childcare and development
  • Monthly Volunteer Support Meetings
  • Ongoing education / development opportunities available
  • Volunteers receive professional training, gain new skills, work experience, expand their knowledge and understanding of child development and family dynamics
  • Volunteers support healthy development of young children at risk due to issues of isolation, inspire confidence and self-esteem
  • Volunteering allows you to experience diversified cultures, activities, and lifestyles you might not ever experience otherwise
  • Transportation

    Close to Subway, Bus and Streetcar stop

    Time Commitment

  • 3 hours per week plus travel time (Flexible) between Monday and Saturday
  • Task requirements

  • Friendly and caring attitude
  • Experience and sensitive to working with cultural diverse families
  • Creativity in planning and implementing activities
  • Ability to set appropriate limits and structure
  • Good listening skills
  • Knowledge of community resources an asset
  • Previous volunteer experience an asset
  • Second Language an asset
  • Building is accessible

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