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Position: 1298 - 'Family Time' Drop-In Volunteer
Organization: Caledon Parent-Child Centre/EarlyON Centre
Position Address: CPCC Bolton (weekday mornings or afternoons, Saturday 10-2); CPCC Valleywood Village Stop (Thur. or Fri. morning)
Location: Caledon
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace
Ideal for: Individual, Newcomers, Older Adults
● Welcome parents, child care providers, and children to the CPCC/OEYC
● Supervise the playroom and creative room to ensure children are safe and being supervised by an adult
● Assist with general set-up and clean up (incl. prep of crafts, games, etc., plus administrative tasks)
● Provide information, support, and resources
● Assist with electronic adult/child registration and attendance
● Interact as a positive role model with children
● Assist staff with other duties as may arise
● Maintain confidentiality, while refraining from giving advice or counsel

The Caledon Parent-Child Centre (CPCC) is a non-profit community service organization that provides support, resources and education that strengthen families and promote the optimal development of children. The Centre serves families and caregivers with young children, primarily from birth to six years of age. The CPCC has been serving Caledon and the surrounding area since 1987 with a base location in Bolton. A mobile unit and rented space provide programs and services to families in six other locations throughout Caledon.

Since the beginning, volunteers have been at the heart of the community programs and services that CPCC continues to offer.

The 'Family Time' Drop-in Volunteer, will assist staff with the operation of an informal Drop-In, part of our Children's Early Learning initiative, where children and adults enjoy an unstructured playtime.

+ Use your interest/skills/ experience in delivery of worthwhile educational/recreational activities and learning opportunities to children (Birth to 6 years of age)
+ Interact and network with parents, care-givers, program staff, and members of the public
+ Enhance your early childhood recreational/educational experience
+ Have fun being creative with children and helping them explore their world
+ Satisfaction that you have assisted CPCC staff in delivering services that benefit children and families within your community

Position Qualifications
● Friendly, playful, and patient with very young children (Birth to 6 years of age)
● Solid oral communication and listening skills
● Successful screening, including 3 references (and satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check')
● Moderate physical demands (some lifting may be required)
Min Age: 16    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Start Date:2019-07-02
Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Morning, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon
Long Term Commitment (more than 6 months)
Mon to Fri and Sat mornings/afternoons - schedule to be mutually arranged

Orientation - General orientation to CPCC/OEYC will be provided
Training on-going - Daily instructions and task assignments reviewed by Staff at daily Team Meetings

Area(s) of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Parent & Child Support, Literacy
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