Crèche Assistant Volunteer

St. Vincent’s Family Project is looking for an enthusiastic individual who would like to support our crèche facilities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (10.00am-12.00pm)

Volunteers are required to assist the Crèche Leader by:

  • Helping in the care of children
  • Involvement with the children in different creative workshops and play activities.

Opportunities of the role:

  • Gain a rewarding experience of working directly with children
  • Build knowledge of working with children
  • Learn about child development 
  • Develop skills to communicate with children 

Responsibilities: 

  • Helping with breakfast preparation
  • Preparing play activities for children
  • Planning fun activities for fathers and children
  • Providing emotional support
  • Helping with tidying up

Skills

  • A love for children and a high level of patience
  • An understanding of children’s needs
  • The availability to commit to one or more sessions a week.
  • Ability to work well with others
  • A good understanding of the role
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliability, commitment and engagement
  • Problem solving skill
  • A good level of self-awareness
  • Volunteers joining our team will be required to fill in an occupational health form and undergo a DBS (The Disclosure and Barring Service) check

This is an excellent opportunity for students who want to develop their own portfolios and gain valuable experience in working with children.

Benefits:

Volunteers are provided with induction, supervision and support. If particular training needs are identified, we will try to accommodate those to the best of our abilities. Travel expenses (up to an agreed limit) will be reimbursed.

It is helpful and beneficial for the volunteer as well as the families if a commitment can be made for at least 6 months. Probation period 3 months.

Apply here now!