Early ON Programs Volunteer

(Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living)

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Position ID: V-GUE0125 Last Modified: 19 Apr 2022 Last Full Update: 19 Apr 2022
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementFamilies are supported in play based learning
ContactHannah Senitt, Volunteer and Student Coordinator, Guelph Community Health Centre; Phone: 519-821-6638 ext 326; Email: volunteer@guelphchc.ca
DutiesEarly ON Programs Volunteer work in-person at the Early ON Child and Family Centre in the Stone Road Mall directly with children and families. They assist in providing parents, caregivers and their children an opportunity to interact together in a fun and educational environment and provide resources or activities for participants. 
Based on skills, interest and need, this role may include:  
• Greet and welcome children and their parents/caregivers with dignity and respect 
• Assist program staff with set-up, running of program and clean-up 
• Interact with children in their play and/or parents in a warm friendly manner 
• Observe children’s play and assist with documentation 
• Assist parents and children as needed during the program 
• Notify program supervisors immediately if any problems or unusual situations occur 
• Attend training sessions and participate in volunteer meetings.  
GCHC Staff will work with volunteers and re-visit task list, working hours, working location regularly to ensure this is a meaningful and helpful role for both volunteers and staff. Based on Public Health requirements changes may need to be made on a short notice. Volunteers will be notified ASAP when these changes occur.  
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 GoalsGood Health and Well-Being ; Quality Education ; Gender Equality ; Decent Work and Economic Growth ; Reduced Inequality
More Info Linkwww.guelphchc.ca
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.
ClientsFamilies and children 0-5 years
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestBehavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Child & Family Services ; Child Care ; Education Support (Early Years) ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Poverty & Homelessness ; Program Coordination / Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; • Must enjoy working with children and families and be able to hold babies. 
• Commitment to making everyone feel welcome no matter their background or particular situation practices  
• Strong interpersonal skills with warm, friendly demeanor and positive attitude. 
• Sensitivity to and/or understanding of experiences and challenges faced by parents or caregivers from a culturally, economically and socially diverse background. 
• Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team. 
• Mature, active listener, patient and punctual  
• Knowledge of and commitment to confidentiality is essential. 
• Positive attitude, good judgement and Reliable.  
• Genuine interest in supporting the Early ON Centre and GCHC in this role.  
• Ability to wear mask for duration of shift.  
• Understanding importance of and ability to follow hand sanitation and PPE guidelines.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon (9:00 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 - 5:00 pm) 
Tuesday: (9:00 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 - 5:00 pm) 
Wednesday: (9:00 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 - 5:00 pm) 
Thursday: (9:00 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 - 5:00 pm) 
Friday: (9:00 am - 1:00 pm; 2:00 - 5:00 pm) 
Saturday: (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityDesignated parking at entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Wheelchair accessible, washroom and parking on-site. Accommodations can be made as needed.
Number of PositionsGuelph 
12 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; • General orientation, role specific training and ongoing support 
• Correct use of PPE and COVID protocols 
• Emergency Response Codes (COVID version) 
• Ongoing training and workshop opportunities
TransportationNear public transit - Bus tickets provided if needed
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable Sector Check is required for this position and compliance with the GCHC COVID vaccination policy.
Agency Details
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Organization NameGuelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
Office Phone519-821-6638
Address & Map
176 Wyndham St N
Guelph, ON N1H 8N9
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