Children's Aid Society

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Date/Time

Date(s) - Jan 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2017
All Day

Description

The following ongoing volunteer opportunities are available:

Donation/Clothing Room Assistant

  • Keep donations area clean and tidy
  • Organize shelves according to season
  • Prepare infant layettes
  • Assist parents and staff in selecting holiday gifts for children
  • Special assignments, as required
  • Commitment required: varies (2-3 months)

Driver

  • Drive children to and from appointments/visits, as scheduled
  • Ensure child is picked up on time from scheduled pick-up point and passed to a responsible adult at place of appointment
  • Conveys pertinent information back to worker/agency that may be observed or verbalized by child during trips
  • Commitment required: 8 months with an average of approximately 2-3 hours per week

Foster Care Recruitment

  • Volunteers assist with recruitment of foster parents
  • Volunteers work with the Foster Care team to set up contacts
  • Distribute foster care materials to various organizations, businesses and community partners on a bi-weekly basis

Life Book Volunteer

  • Volunteers assist with recruitment of foster parents
  • Volunteers work with the Foster Care team to set up contacts
  • Distribute foster care materials to various organizations, businesses and community partners on a bi-weekly basis

Parent Aid

  • Provide support, friendship and encouragement to an isolated high risk mother in a non-professional relationship
  • Provide role modeling to enhance parenting and coping skills
  • Help reduce the isolation felt by many mothers
  • Assist client in connecting to community resources and in building own social network
  • Commit to regular weekly meetings with client
  • Initiate contact with worker(s)/ Coordinator, Volunteer Resources as required and if situation warrants
  • Communicate with Social Worker at intervals according to Volunteer Services Contract
  • Commitment required: one year

Parent Relief

  • To care for children of a family for a few hours to give parents some private time
  • To develop and participate in constructive and safe activities with the children
  • To communicate regularly with the family case workers according to the Volunteer Services Contract
  • Commitment required: 6 months

Recreation Buddy

  • Spend time providing and engaging in a recreational outing with a child or youth
  • Help expose them to low cost, community recreational activities on a weekly basis.
  • Instil the interest and value of continued recreation pursuits as a benefit to a child or youth
  • Commitment required: 6 months

Special Friend

  • Provide the interest, affection and guidance of a caring adult through one to one relationship and regular outings/activities
  • Improve, if necessary, the child’s/teen’s self esteem, self confidence and initiative
  • Role model, as appropriate to assignment, consistency, acceptable behaviour, responsibility, etc.
  • Assist child/teen to develop these qualities
  • Relate to and participate in effective supervision with case worker
  • Report to worker/supervisor or Coordinator, Volunteer Resources any matters of urgent concern immediately and to report regularly according to Volunteer Services Contract
  • Plan for and seek worker’s assistance in terminating the assignment when necessary and to model appropriate behaviours for parting and farewell
  • Seek to develop a congenial relationship with family
  • Commitment required: one year

Special Project/Events

  • Helping with special events/ projects.
  • Christmas Hamper program (delivery, wrapping and sorting gifts, etc.)
  • Fundraising events
  • Committee meetings (project work related to Christmas Committee, Child Abuse Prevention Month, etc.)
  • Mall Displays and Recruitment Fairs
  • Commitment required: monthly (i.e. October – Child Abuse Prevention Month; December – Christmas Program)

Toy Room Assistant

  • Volunteers inventory, shelve, clean and re-shelve toys as appropriate for each developmental age group
  • Organizing toy room for the children’s access visits so families and children can utilize age appropriate toys during their visits.

Tutor

  • To provide tutoring and one -to-one attention to a child/teen to improve school performance in a subject or subjects
  • To work to increase both the young person’s skills and self confidence in his/her ability
  • To attempt to develop a more positive attitude to school and learning if needed
  • To help children overcome schooling lags resulting from frequent moves or turmoil in family setting
  • To liaise with teacher/school as appropriate
  • Able to advocate for child with school if needed
  • To seek to develop positive relationship with family/foster family
  • To provide structure and direction to enhance study skills and approach to school work
  • To provide maximum possible encouragement of effort
  • To provide feedback to child’s worker according to the Volunteer Services Contract
  • Commitment required: for the school year (September to June) or requested months (i.e. February to April)

Volunteer Advisory Board

  • Board members meet monthly from Sept- June to make recommendations on ways to improve volunteer services to the children and families we serve.
  • Review and revise Volunteer Training Plan based on annual survey/evaluations.
  • Review and revise Volunteer Program purpose, goals and objectives annually
  • Assist with agency/volunteer program promotion and recruitment through volunteer fairs and various venues around the city.
  • Plan annual volunteer recognition event
  • Host and organize various gatherings (both socially and for education purposes) for all registered volunteers
  • Commitment required: minimum one year term

Must be 18 years +

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Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunity Available
Volunteer Advisory Board
Tutor
Toy Room Assistant
Special Project/Events
Special Friend
Recreation Buddy
Parent Relief
Parent Aid
Life Book Volunteer
Foster Care Recruitment
Driver
Donation/Clothing Room Assistant