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Volunteer Playgroup Facilitator

  • 500370
  • Volunteers
  • Youth and Families - Community Development and Engagement
  • Volunteer

Our team of volunteers play important role in people’s lives. We are looking for Volunteer Playgroup Facilitators to assist the Playgroup Coordinator with the smooth operation of playgroup sessions while working with parents, carers and children.

Responsibilities 

- Assist with setting up and packing away playgroup equipment
- Assist with preparation of arts and crafts and assist with related activities
- Help with general cleaning duties which may include washing up, emptying dishwasher, bins etc.
- Engage in general activities of playgroup such as music time, story time, arts and crafts etc. Encourage participant involvement

Skills 

- Ability to communicate well and listen effectively
- Ability to work with children and those with special needs.
- Respect privacy and confidentiality (Playgroup matters are not discussed outside of the group)
- Be friendly, courteous and engage with families.
- Be supportive of parents and use “strength-based language”
- Use role modelling and encouraging behaviour guidance techniques such as praise or distraction
- Undergo a working with children check and national police check

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