Baby & Toddler Hugger, SDG Good Health & Wellbeing
(Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living)
|Impact Statement||Pregnant & postpartum people are supported|
|Contact||Hannah Senitt, Volunteer & Student Coordinator, Guelph Community Health Centre; Phone: 519-821-6638 ext 326; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||Pregnancy to parenting program is a free weekly group session for pregnant people in Guelph who are facing challenges or barriers to their health. Through this program, participants have access to nutrition counseling, prenatal vitamins, access to healthful food, breastfeeding education and support, information and support for infant care or child development and referrals to other agencies and services. |
Volunteers play a vital role in supporting this program by providing supervised childcare. This allows participants to fully engage and participate with the program content. Childcare gives participants a break and some time for themselves and their own care.
- Assist program staff with set up and cleanup
- Greet and welcome children and caregivers
- Interact and engage with children during program time
- Notify program staff of any concerns
- Attend agency orientation and development opportunities
Volunteers in this role MUST enjoy working with small children. 2 references and a valid Vulnerable Sector Check are required for this role.
Volunteers are asked to Review and abide by Guelph CHC’s policy on PLACE, Pandemic requirements for screening and stay home if unwell.
|Sustainable Development Goals||Good Health and Well-Being ; Gender Equality ; Life on Land|
|More Info Link||https://guelphchc.ca/pregnancy-to-parenting-program/|
|Benefits||• In-person volunteer role. |
• Build your network and possibility to gain future reference if needed.
• Gain experience working with children and families in a community setting.
• Show your capacity to work with children and families from diverse backgrounds.
• Be appreciated for your hard work and commitment.
|Clients||Pregnant and newly post-partum people and their children|
|Ages||14 year(s) and up|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language|
|Areas of Interest||Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Child & Family Services ; Child Care ; Education Support (Early Years) ; Life Skills Support ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Newcomer Assistance ; Poverty & Homelessness ; Program Coordination / Support|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills - Strong interpersonal skills with warm, friendly demeanor ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service - Commitment to making everyone feel welcome ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently - Ability to work independently and as part of a team ; Team Work ; - Must enjoy working with children and families |
- Sensitivity to experiences and challenges faced by parents or caregivers from diverse backgrounds
- Mature, active listener, patient
- Reliable and punctual
- Highly motivated and energetic
|Commitment Length||Short Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Pregnancy to Parenting is a year round ongoing program. Volunteers are needed all year long.|
|Interaction Level||Small Group - Volunteers and small children with a supervisor|
|Minimum Hours||3 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Thursday: Morning (9:30 am - 12:00 pm)|
|Accessibility||Designated parking at entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door ; Accommodations can be made as needed.|
|Number of Positions||Guelph |
6 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on the job ; • Correct use of PPE and COVID protocols |
• Emergency Response Codes (COVID version)
• Ongoing training and workshop opportunities
|Transportation||Near public transit ; Bus tickets provided as needed.|
|Additional Requirements||Vulnerable Sector Check is required for this position and compliance with the GCHC COVID vaccination policy.|
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/GuelphCHC|
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|Organization Name||Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living|
|Address & Map|
176 Wyndham St N
Guelph, ON N1H 8N9
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