Playgroup Volunteer

Volunteer Position:                    Playgroup Volunteer

Days:                                           Wednesdays & Fridays
Time:                                           8:30 am to 12 noon
Minimum commitment:             Three (3) months
Location:                                    Boys & Girls Club, 1463 Prince of Wales
Team:                                          Parent-Child
Volunteer will report to:            Anisa Bakar

Description of Volunteer Role:

  • Assist with the physical set up of room and any activities.
  • Promote reading among participants.
  • 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 (other languages, such as Somali, French, Spanish, Arabic, 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.


Updated May 2016