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Playgroup Support Volunteer

  • Location: Airds NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Family Services
  • Time Required

    Wednesdays 9:30am-12pm

  • Type of work
    • Childcare
  • Training

    • Anglicare induction • On-the-job training

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Anglicare’s Family services include the CaPS (Children & Parenting support) playgroups.  The playgroup program provides valuable support services for families with children aged 0-5.  Join our playgroup team as a volunteer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in transferring resources from playgroup van to building.
  • Assist with setting up equipment before parents arrive inside and outside the back of building in the enclosed yard.
  • Assist with preparing food for morning tea (making sandwiches, cutting up fruit, making tea and coffee, putting out biscuits)
  • Supervising activities and engaging with children 0-5yrs in age-appropriate play activities (ex: craft, playdough, painting)
  • Talking with the parents and encouraging parent-child interactions.
  • Support playgroup facilitators in group time (singing of songs or reading of stories, encouraging children and parents engagement)
  • Assist with packing up/clean-up of hall. Packing up of resources and returning resources  to playgroup van.

Skills/experience needed:

  • Good communication and social skills
  • Ability to work in a with others including volunteers and the playgroup facilitators
  • Competency in setting up and packing up play group space
  • A good fit with Anglicare’s Vision: Jesus Christ honoured, lives enriched and communities strengthened. Mission: Serving people in need, enriching lives, sharing the love of Jesus. Values: Integrity, Justice, Compassion, Excellence.

Hours/Days: Wednesdays 9.30am – noon (during school terms)

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to Wednesday mornings on a long-term basis.

Why Volunteer? • Make a difference in the life of a young mum and her child. • Work with a fun, friendly and supportive team. • Professional development opportunities

All applicants will be screened and interviewed. Police checks & Working with Children Checks will be conducted prior to commencing volunteering