Playgroup Volunteer at 900 Merivale Road

Location:                               Main site, 900 Merivale Road

Team:                                    Parent-Child

Days:                                     Tuesdays and/or Thursdays

Time:                                     12:30 – 3:30 pm

Minimum commitment:         Three months

Volunteer will report to:         Early Childhood Development Worker

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.

 To volunteer with us, please contact the Coordinator of Volunteers

Phone: 613-722-4000