Here are some ways volunteers support the work of the agency:
• Provide one-to-one support to children/youth; it can be a regular ongoing assignment that includes taking them out and engaging with them in a positive recreational or leisure activity to boost self-esteem and support them with social skills.
• Provide tutoring support to a child or youth who may needs additional support with learning challenges or educational gaps. Tutoring positions can occur in a variety of locations with the community.
• Drive children or youth to day care, school, family visits, therapy appointments, camp, etc. Support with transportation is huge need for our families – this is an area we are always actively recruiting for.
• Provide support to a parent or a family by meeting with them once per week to help with home management, grocery shopping and preparing meals, transporting to appointments, and providing respite as the need arises.
• Support for parenting groups and programs by providing childcare or helping with activities linked to individual groups/activities i.e. Parenting Groups and Resiliency Project activities.
• Support for special events and projects; the Agency has many special events and activities that require a large group of volunteers to support and implement the many areas of the event.
• Life Book Researchers; volunteers help prepare a life book for children/youth who are crown wards and need a memory book to keep and help connect them to people, events and milestones in their life.
Family and Children’s Services is committed to a diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. We encourage applications from all members of an Equity deserving group and/or those with lived experience to be part of our Volunteer Program.
To start the process, please complete the Volunteer Application form . We will then contact you to schedule your interview, and mandatory background check. After completing the onboarding and volunteer driver training, you’re ready to roll.
Volunteer Services Manager