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Little Steps Multicultural Playgroup Assistant Volunteer

Education, Tutoring & Mentoring

Position Description: Do you have an interest in Early Childhood Development? Are you looking for a fun and lively volunteer experience? We are looking for two volunteers to help with our Little Steps Multicultural Playgroup; one to prepare a healthy morning tea for the children and their families, and the other to assist the coordinators to run the playgroup. Little Steps Multicultural Playgroup invites parents/carers and their pre-school aged children (0-5 years) from all cultural backgrounds to join us in a playgroup that is inclusive, diverse, and welcoming. Children and their families participate together in activities such as outdoor play, craft, puzzles, storytelling, and dancing. Parents and carers are given the opportunity to connect with other families in their local communities, to share knowledge, seek advice, and gain invaluable support. The playgroup is a vital support for local families, and it requires many hands to make it a success. Even if you are only available one of the two mornings a week, your volunteer efforts can help ensure we can continue to offer this program into the future. The assistant position would suit someone who is currently studying early childhood development or who enjoys working with children. The morning tea position would suit someone who is interested in food handling or nutrition. Prior experience is not necessary for either role. For more information, please call 07 4903 1931 or email Position descriptions can be found in the link below.

Position Location: West Gladstone

Required Skills / Experience: Key responsibilities: • Assist children and their families to participate in activities designed to meet the developmental stage of the children and extend their learning • Talk to the parents and help them to network with other parents • Assist parents in accessing parenting information, other family support services and agencies within their community • Able to work within a team to achieve program objectives and organisational goals. • Able to interact appropriately with young children from different cultures and backgrounds • Able to communicate in English

Gained Skills / Experience:

Training Offered / Provided:

  • Induction
  • On The Job Training
  • Training Session

Specialised support available for volunteers:

  • With a Disability
  • With Special Needs
  • From a non-English-speaking background

Specical Requirements:

  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
  • National Police Check
  • Current Driver's License

Days & Times Available: Tuesday and/or Friday from 9am - 12:30pm (during school term)

Organisation Name: Integreat Queensland Inc.

Organisation Category: Community Service, Health, Welfare

Purpose/Mission Statement: Integreat Queensland opens up opportunities for everyone from everywhere to get involved, feel welcome, learn new things, and contribute to a strong, thriving local community.

Services Provided: The network provides support, information, sessions, education and training, orientation programs, referrals, resources development and provision, events planning and promotion.

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