Volunteer Opportunities

We are now accepting applications for volunteers in our Parent/Child Centre!

Our Parent/Child Centre volunteer opportunities are generally one half day a week during the school year, either a morning (9 am-noon) or an afternoon (1 pm-3:30), while the parents attend school and programming on site.

 

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Prior experience with and a high level of comfort with holding and caring for infants from a few days old to approximately 15 months of age is required for this volunteer placement.

 

Helping out in the Parent/Child Centre can be quite physically demanding, so volunteers must have:

  • a lot of strength (our babies range from newborn to 35 lbs)

  • endurance

  • mobility

  • the ability to get down on and up from the floor

  • a very good sense of balance

                   

Requirements for our volunteers and staff who work with the babies:

-       Over 19 years of age, with prior experience with infants (newborn to 15 months of age)

-       Physically fit, with the strength, balance and endurance to lift and carry babies up to 35 pounds for extended periods of time

-       Child Abuse Registry Check (current within the previous three months - we can submit on your behalf with your consent)

-       Criminal Record – Vulnerable Sector – Check (volunteer supplied; current within previous three months of application)

-       First Aid/CPR Level C

-       Two personal references  

-        Proof of Rubella immunity, if you were born after 1970

-        Proof of minimum 2 Covid-19 vaccines

-        Masks are required to be worn by the staff and volunteers who work in close proximity with the babies

 

If you feel like you would be a good fit, and would like to know more, please email our Coordinator of Volunteers: volunteers@villarosa.mb.ca

 

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Most programs run September through June. All positions require a Child Abuse Registry check and Criminal Record search.

 

Volunteer opportunities that may be available include:

 

1. Crocheting/Knitting

Volunteer teaches crocheting and/or knitting on a one-to-one basis or with a small group after school or evenings.

 

2. Yoga Instructor

Volunteer provides pre-natal and post-natal yoga instruction to residents on a regular basis. Proof of Emergency First Aid with Level "C" CPR certification is required.