Working with Young Children and Families

(Peterborough Child and Family Centres, Peterborough - Antrim Hub, EarlyON Child and Family Centre)

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Position ID: V-PET0389 Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 09 Mar 2015
Opportunity Details
ContactBeckie Evans, Coordinator of Volunteers, Peterborough Family Resource Centre; Phone: 705-748-9144 ext 324; Fax: 705-748-9177; Email:
Duties*Family Play to Learn volunteers support staff in the operation of adult/child programs by helping to set up and facilitate activities, interact with children and parents, and help clean up at the end of program.  
*Library volunteers help with toy and book transactions and the assembly of learning kits.  
*Volunteer parenting course leaders help to co-lead our parent-child and parent only classes on various parenting and child development topics.  
*School readiness volunteer opportunities are available in different school settings throughout the school year.  
*Lunch program volunteers help with the preparation of snacks and lunches at our School for Young Moms.
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BenefitsLearn about child development. Observe how parenting styles impact a child's development. Learn communication skills with adults and children. Learn how to facilitate children's learning.
ClientsParents and children from birth to six years.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Areas of InterestFood Services / Nutrition ; Library Services ; Program Coordination / Support
Skills/ExperienceExperience working with children helpful. Desire to work with children and parents required. Ability to work in a busy environment a necessity.
Commitment LengthWe ask for a 3 month commitment in most of our programs. Longer term is possible.
Minimum Hours3 / Month
Dates and TimesPrograms times and days vary from Monday-Saturday. Programs run mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Our goal is to match a volunteer role with a volunteer's interests and skills within a time-frame that will work for them and our programs.
LocationVarious Family Hub sites throughout City of Peterborough, Lakefield, and Norwood.
Number of PositionsLakefield: 1 individual(s) ; Norwood: 1 individual(s) ; Peterborough: 3 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingAn orientation to the Peterborough Family Resource Centre programs and policies is provided as well as a program specific orientation. Training varies depending on the position.
CostCost to obtain a police records check - speak to volunteer coordinator first.
Police CheckRequired
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Organization NamePeterborough Child and Family Centres, Peterborough - Antrim Hub, EarlyON Child and Family Centre
Office Phone705-748-9144
Address & Map
201 Antrim St
Peterborough, ON K9H 3G5
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