Healthy Baby Volunteer Assistant

Organization Details
Organization Name: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA)
Address: c/o MS 208-820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB  R3A 1R9
Organizational Description: The WRHA delivers and administers health servcies in the Winnipeg region.

WRHA Volunteer Services coordinates volunteer placements in Community Health and Corporate programs as well as the Breast Health Centre and Pan Am Clinic.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: To provide support to staff and participants of the Healthy Baby Community Support Program. The program offers pregnant and new moms and their families an opportunity to learn about nutrition, child development and general health and wellness. The volunteer helps with set up (chairs and mats), welcomes families and assists with the registration process, assists staff with the activities including food prep and clean up and socializes with parents.
Skills Required: 1) Previous experience or confidence in working with infants.
2) Physically able to perform tasks
3) Must be able to prepare simple recipes/snack with minimum supervision
4) Ability to approach clients in a friendly supportive manner
5) Must have patience and compassion
Skills Gained/Related Careers: 1) Learn new skills
2) Explore careers
3) Provide service to others
4) Make a personal contribution to the enhancement of health care
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
A weekly commitment of 3 hours per week for a minimum of 3 to 6 months is required. Shifts are as follows: Seven Oaks area (1588 Main Street) is Thursday mornings from 9:30 am to 12:30pm River East area (1011 Munroe Ave) is Thursday afternoons from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. One volunteer is needed at each site listed above.
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: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Bus tickets
Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event
How to Apply: Phone: 204-787-7247
Closing Date: Apr 4, 2019