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Volunteer Opportunities

Family Centre’s mission is to empower children and families through programs, resources and connections.  We are currently recruiting for:

Digital Communications & Media Strategist

Skills and pre-requisites for this role include:

– Working knowledge in digital communications, new media, marketing/advertising, or related fields
– Availability for approximately 5-10 volunteer hours per week
– Video recording and editing
– Assist with online marketing and advertising strategies
– Consult on social media content and analytics

For more information and to find our volunteer application check out Volunteer Opportunities – Family Centre (famcentre.ca)

Volunteer Opportunities

Family Centre’s Volunteer Program places volunteers for a variety of positions. Orientation, training, supervision and performance evaluations are offered for all volunteers.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following position(s):

(1) Clerical Support – Family Centre Downtown

Description: Are you organized, people-focused and looking to gain valuable career experience? We are looking for volunteers to assist our administrative staff with a few duties!

Details: This role would include covering the reception desk on Wednesdays and Fridays between 1:00-3:00pm by answering phones, greeting clients, etc. Additional tasks include administrative support for our various programs and initiatives, including preparing materials, data entry, etc.

(2) Early Childhood Education Assistants – Family Centre Downtown & Family Centre West

Description: We are looking for volunteers interested in Early Childhood Education Assistant opportunities for Fall 2023!  If you enjoy putting your creativity and imagination to use as well as working with children 12 and under, this role might be for you!

Details: Please reach out to us for details! Duties include program set-up and preparation, interacting with children and their caregivers, assisting the program facilitator with any specific tasks, and clean-up. Opportunities available at both Downtown and West locations

Opportunities available at Family Centre West:

Nature Play: Mondays Sept 11 – Dec 11 (no program Oct 9) 9:30am-11:00am Ages 0-5
Nature Play: Fridays Sept 8 – Dec 15 9:30am-11:00am Ages 0-5
SPLAT: Thursdays Sept 21 – Dec 7 9:30-11:00am Ages 0-5
Let’s Move & Groove: Fridays Oct 6 – Nov 24 (no program Nov 10) 1:30-3:00pm
RAP (Random Acts of Play): Mondays Sept 25 – Dec 4 (no program Oct 9) 3:30-5:30pm Ages 5-8

Opportunities available at Family Centre Downtown:

Play Zone: Tuesdays Sept 5 – Dec 12 3:30pm-5:00pm Ages 0-8
Play Zone: Wednesdays Sept 6 – Dec 13  9:30-11:00am Ages 0-5
Me & My Dad: Saturdays Sept 9 – Dec 16 (no program Sept 30, Oct 7, Nov 11) 10:00-11:30am
Day Home Family Day: Tuesdays Sept 19 – Dec 5 9:30-11:00am

(3) Special Events Assistants – Boo Bash – Oct. 28 10am-3pm @ Cor Van Raay YMCA 

Description: We are looking for Special Events Assistants to help out at our annual Boo Bash Halloween Event. Boo Bash is a free community event for families with young children and sees attendance of 500-700 people throughout the day. If you are outgoing, enthusiastic and enjoy interacting with children and families in a fun, busy atmosphere, this is for you!

Details: Shifts are minimum 3-hrs in length from 9:30am-12:30pm or 12:30-3:30pm. Volunteers are tasked with duties such as greeting families at the door, assisting with the raffle prize table, running games and activities, and clean-up when the event is finished. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact our Advancement & Volunteer Manager, Tenille Doram at 403-320-4232 Ext. 207 or via e-mail at tenille.doram@famcentre.ca

If you are interested in volunteering for Family Centre, CLICK HERE to fill out a Volunteer Application form.

We have a great practicum-based volunteer opportunity through the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College. Family Centre serves a culturally diverse community and therefore we will recruit a diverse volunteer population to contribute as much to the quality of services as to the quantity.