After School Program Assistant – W.E. Gowling School

Volunteer Position:  After School Program Assistant                                                           

Location:                       W.E. Gowling School
Days:                             Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays
Time:                              2:30 – 5:00 pm
Commitment:                Year-round (September – June)
Team:                             Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Volunteer will report to: Coordinator for School Success Programs

Goal of the program:

The After School Program Worker provides activities for children aged 9 to 12 to help increase their levels of physical activity and enjoyment of physical activity, knowledge of healthy food choices, and ability to plan a healthy meal, and resiliency, self-esteem, and self-confidence.                                                                                     

Description of Volunteer Role:

  • Assist the after school program workers with the activities of the program.
  • Assist with program set-up, clean up, snack preparation, and physical activity.
  • Assist children with completion of homework.
  • Provide social support and friendly interactions.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak English well.
  • Experience working with children ages 9 – 12.
  • Patient, open-minded, and non-judgmental, with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Awareness of issues related to low-income families; sensitive to multicultural issues.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Reliable and dependable.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.

 Updated August 2017