“Snack & Chat” Program Assistant

Volunteer Position:            “Snack & Chat” Program Assistant
Location:                                900 Merivale Road (Main site), Teddy’s Playroom
Team:                                      Parent-Child
Days:                                        3rd Monday of each month
Time:                                        11:00am – 2:00pm
Minimum commitment:    Three months
Volunteer will report to:  Rana Arfeh

 Description of Volunteer Role:

  • Assist with the physical set up of room and any activities.
  • Assist with child care.
  • Prepare snacks and clean up after preparation.
  • Assist with cleaning and putting away items after the sessions, including toys, dishes, floors, surfaces.
  • Promote safety during the playgroup.


  • Ability to work in a challenging environment
  • Demonstrated genuine interest in children and children’s activities
  • Good communication skills, ability to speak in English & Arabic (other languages, such as Somali, French, Spanish, Chinese, an asset)
  • Caring, patient, non-judgmental, and understanding of children and children’s needs
  • Punctual, reliable, and dependable.
  • Sensitive to multicultural issues
  • Sensitive to issues facing low-income population.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.