Children's After School Program Assistant

Organization Details
Organization Name: IRCOM Inc
Address: 95 Ellen Street
Winnipeg MB  R3A 1S8
Organizational Description: Newcomer Families
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 2823
Description of Duties: Children's Program Assistants operate in IRCOM's Children's Program as part of our After School Programs (ASP). Children's Program runs from 4-6pm Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays) with some exceptions.

Duties and Responsibilities
-Act as a positive role model at all times
-Actively engage with children and participate in program activities
-Build relationships with the children in a way appropriate to their age
-Maintain good communication with IRCOM staff
-Assist with set up and clean up
-Be familiar with program guidelines and help enforce them as needed and appropriate
-Ask IRCOM staff for assistance as needed and appropriate
-Speak English during program times
-Minimize distractions (turn off cell phones)
-Sign in and out of each shift
-If under 18, must check in with staff mentor at the end of each shift
Skills Required: -Must be friendly and approachable
-Must be sensitive to cultural differences and the impact of previous experiences on children
-Must be flexible, as programs sometimes change last minute
-Experience working with children an asset, but not required
-Experience as a newcomer or working with newcomers an asset, but not required
-Must complete required trainings provided by IRCOM (see below)
-Must complete a satisfactory criminal record check and child abuse registry check
-Must be 15 years or older
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Benefits
-A chance to build relationships and support newcomer children
-A chance to learn about other cultures and share your own
-Many chances to experience new activities
-Access to all trainings offered to IRCOM volunteers
-The chance to develop your own communication and leadership skills
-Participate in volunteer recognition events held throughout the year
-Reference letter provided after 3 months of consistent volunteer service
Age: 16-17, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:

The program runs from 4 - 6 PM Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays) during school year. In the summer, program runs 1 - 4 PM Monday to Fridays (except Wednesdays).
The minimum time commitment is three months and minimum 2 hours per week.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
Are able to attend with a support person
Uses a mobility device
French speaking / Bilingual (French and English)
Speaks another language (other than French or English): open to other languages
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Jun 30, 2024