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School's Cool School Readiness Program Assistant

Organization: Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Commitment: Short term less than 6 months

Availability: Days

Language Preference: French

Number of Positions Available: 3

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Feb 28, 2018


To apply for this position, please visit our website and complete an application: http://www.pqchc.com/volunteers-students/volunteer-application/

School's Cool is a 6-week outcome-oriented school readiness program for children ages 3 to 5 years that uses a play-based curriculum to enhance children’s skills in 4 areas: language, reasoning, socialization and self-help.

Program volunteers provide program support so that facilitators can complete required assessments. Responsibilities include: greeting children warmly; assisting children with transitioning into the program; assisting children with the learning of routines and transitions; supporting facilitators by monitoring and interacting (playing) with children; helping to prepare snack for the children; helping children develop self-help skills (e.g. teach children to put on coats by themselves); use positive redirection to help children manage behaviour.

Applicants should have: previous experience working with children 3 to 5 years old; positive behaviour management skills; ability to work in a fast-paced setting; and good physical health and mobility.

The program runs for 6 weeks at different times during the year. Hours are 8:30am-12:30pm Monday-Thursday. At least one volunteer is needed for each day.


Volunteer and Student Services



Volunteer Opportunity Address
1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON


Good for people interested in: Teaching/Tutoring

You will be working with: Children (0-10 years)

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - Over 3 weeks

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes