Supporting Young Families Program Volunteer

Yorktown Child and Family Centre is a community based nonprofit social services agency dedicated to providing effective, accessible, quality mental health treatment, prevention and out-reach services to children, youth and their families to help create healthy communities and productive families.

We are currently seeking for a volunteer to provide support for our Supporting Young Families Program:

Job Title: Supporting Young Families Program Volunteer

Program Time: Thursdays, 3:30pm-7:30pm

Start Date:  As soon as possible

Yorktown Child and Family Centre takes pride in our tradition of providing high quality programs that are responsive to the specific needs of the communities we serve. Yorktown has an exciting opportunity for a motivated volunteer for our Supporting Young Families program which supports pregnant and parenting teenagers. The Supporting Young Families program runs Thursdays each week out of the Jane St. Hub (1541 Jane St. Toronto). Volunteers would assist at the program from 3:30pm-7:30pm.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the preparation and serving of weekly meal
  • Assist with the program set up
  • Assist with greeting and engaging with program participants
  • Assist program staff as needed with support for program components (setting up for activities, handing out materials, signing in participants, etc.)
  • Assist with the Children’s Program- supporting various activities and exercises with children ages 0-6
  • Assist with organizing and distributing food and clothing donations for families
  • Assist with program clean up
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Personable, and able to relate well to a diverse population of youth
  • Experience or enjoyment working with young children and youth
  • Comfort with food preparation
  • Ability to do light-medium lifting (chairs, small box of canned food, etc.)
  • Works well within a team setting while having the ability to take initiative
  • Has a positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Completed Vulnerable Sector Screening (within past 6 months)

Reports to:

Reports to Supervisor of Supporting Young Families

Day and Time of Program:

Every Thursday – 3 to 7:30 pm

Yorktown Child and Family Centre is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@yorktownfamilyservices.com or by fax to 416-394-2689.

Please quote “Supporting Young Families Volunteer”  in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.