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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: english

Number of Positions Available: 3

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Feb 7, 2020


In order to be considered for this position you must visit our website and complete an 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 starts in January 2019, it runs for 6 weeks at different times during the year. Hours are 8:30am-12:30pm Monday-Thursday.It Takes place at a school in the Carlington area. 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: Mentoring; 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