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Position #: 1894
OrganizationSaanich Recreation
Position: SpeakWell Conversation Club ChildCare Provider - SpeakWell Conversation Club
Location: 4105 Lambrick Way
Impact Statement: Saanich Recreation Volunteers: Meaningful, not menial.

Saanich Parks and Recreation: We create opportunities that enrich the community, sustain quality environments and support healthy lifestyles.
Description: If you love children and are interested in helping newcomers adjust to living in Saanich, consider providing childcare during a SpeakWell drop-in program. These children are from various cultural backgrounds and need a responsible and fun childcare provider to play games, read books and help them create artwork while their parents learn to speak English.
The children will vary in ages but most will probably be between 2 and 10 years of age.
Major responsibilities/Key expectations of volunteers:

Behave in a professional and respectful manner.
Ensure the safety and security of participant’s children within the same space as the participants.
To be punctual and reliable.
To be a positive role model and act appropriately around children.
To understand age-appropriate developmental stages of children.
Training Details: No formal training required, however, must be:
Genuinely enjoy being around and playing with children.
Communication skills – not necessary to speak another language but it may be helpful.
Friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic attitude with an interest in helping new immigrants and refugees become active members of our community.
Clean Personal Information Check
Satisfactory completion of Child Protection Training (done in-house)
MINIMUM OF 19 YEARS OLD.
Canadian Language Benchmarks – at least Stage II - Speaking – Benchmark 8 see Profile of Ability p. 68
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/pub/language-benchmarks.pdf

The volunteer commitment is between 6 months and a year. Of course we'd prefer a year.
The group meets at the Gordon Head Lawn Bowls Club - 4105 Lambrick Way (right near the Gordon Head Recreation Centre.)

Volunteers should come with ideas for games, songs, stories, and art activities.
Minimum Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Weekday - Evening
Time Detail: Hours required are every Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:45 pm.
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers and ESL
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth
Skill(s): Supervision, Communicate in Plain Language, Motivate Others, Self-Motivation, Playing
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation-culture/community-recreation-services/volunteer-with-saanich-recreation.html
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Gaileen Flaman
Phone: 250-475-5502
Address: 770 Vernon Avenue Victoria, V8X 2W7
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