Immigrant Welcome Centre


International Family Recreation Evening - Program Assistant

The Immigrant Welcome Centre in Campbell River is seeking volunteers to assist with their International Family Recreation Evening. The International Family Recreation Evening is a free program that brings families together for fun activities, games and learning opportunities.

How to Apply:

Please contact Deborah Hall at 250-830-0171 or deborah.hall@immigrantwelcome.ca.

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Program Assistant position assists the Program Coordinator with set up, clean up, organizing/leading activities and supervising children and youth activities during the bi-monthly sessions. In the absence of the Program Coordinator, the Assistant must be able to assume the Coordinator’s role.

 

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 6 month commitment is preferred, 8 hours a month. Program runs from September to June. This volunteer position requires an individual who can commit to attending bi-monthly sessions on Friday evenings from approximately 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The program starts at 5:30 and ends at 8:30 p.m.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES:

    • Attention to Detail: Ensuring that one’s own and others; work and information are complete and accurate.
    • Forward Thinking: The ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.
    • Fostering Teamwork: As a team member, the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; as a team leader, the ability to demonstrate interest, skill, and success in getting groups to learn to work together.
    • Initiative: Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set up / manage potluck food table.
  • In charge of attendance (ensure all attendees have signed the attendance form).
  • In charge of registration (guide first time attendees with filling out the registration form).
  • Assist with supervising the children.
  • Assist the coordinator in managing children joining the parlour games.
  • Assist in the clean up at the end of the session.
  • May be asked to assume coordinator role when the Program Coordinator is absent (e.g. travel, illness).
  • On occasion may assist with field trips.

 

REQUIRED

  • Personable and able to develop positive rapport with individuals while maintaining a strong sense of professionalism.
  • Must be able to speak clearly on the phone.
  • Must complete a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check (provided by the Immigrant Welcome Centre at no charge to the volunteer).
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s license and reliable transportation.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Find joy in working with children and youth.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to be creative, flexible, and open-minded.
  • A team player.

 

 This position description is meant to be thorough, but it is not exhaustive.

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