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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Child Minders – Healthy Connections Program (Vancouver)

ABOUT FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER VANCOUVER (FSGV)

Founded in 1928, FSGV is a charitable organization which works to inspire and support people in our community who live with personal, social and systemic barriers to participating fully in our society. We offer a broad range of programs and services across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland to help people to reach their full potential. This includes: counselling and therapy for women and children who are victims of violence, food and shelter, detox and safehouses for homeless youth, parenting skills training, community engagement through language classes, community kitchens, financial empowerment, seniors programs and more.

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION

We are in need of 4-6 volunteer child minders to help look after infants from 1 month to 30 months of age, for short periods while the mother attends our Healthy Connections Program. Mother’s individual appointment lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Typically, we schedule up to 4 mothers per day, Monday through Thursday. On Friday, child minders are needed from 10am to 1pm for the Connections Group.

Requirements:

  • An interest in babies
  • Experience caring for babies
  • A calm demeanor
  • Good health
  • Ability to lift and carry babies
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Reliability

If your application is successful, a Criminal Record Check must be completed (at no cost to you).

Location: 401-1638 East Broadway (at Commercial Drive)

Hours: Up to 6 hours per week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10am to 6pm, Friday from 10am to 1pm.

Commitment: Open ended – however, babies need continuity, and it is to their benefit to be cared for by someone who is familiar to them. The group will span 6 to 8 weeks and will have spaces between sequences.

Start Date: ASAP

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

The opportunity to give back to your community and gain excellent work experience in a friendly and supportive environment. 

HOW TO APPLY

Please contact Kim Fleming: at kfleming@fsgv.ca or 604-874-2938, ext. 4162.

FSGV is committed to the principles of diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all genders and sexual orientations, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.

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