Halifax Public Libraries (Children’s Play Assistant)

Organization Name: Halifax Public Libraries
Opportunity Title: Children’s Play Assistant
Category: Children & Youth
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: November 8, 2022
End Date: December 29, 2023

Email: mackenh@halifax.ca
Website: http://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
Opportunity Description:

Many newcomer parents who seek the support of the English Language Learning program at the Halifax North Public Library or who want to participate in other library activities, face a barrier to participating in that many of them have young children but do not have access to childcare during these activities. The children are too young to be left unsupervised in the library and to bring them into the activity would be a distraction to all of the participants. The Children’s Play Assistant supports and enables attendance of these parents at the ELL program (allowing them to develop essential language skills) and other activities by providing a supervised play program for their preschool children during these times. Working in a team with 1-2 other volunteers, the Play Assistant will: Assist with preparing activities and materials for each session Set up the play area with a variety of toys and games as well as space/supplies for more structured activities Supervise children ages 1-5 in the use of age-appropriate toys and games Deliver simple craft/ story activities which have been planned by library staff Clean up and put away materials after the session.

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