Family Matters - Take-a-Break Drop In

Take-a-Break will be back Fall 2022! 

Your volunteer shift will be from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for the dates you have selected or have been assigned. 


Once-a-month on Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. parents gather for information and networking sessions in English, helping to reduce the isolation of English-speaking families living in the area. You work as part of a team to look after children (under five years of age) to give parents a break from the demands of parenting and a chance to exchange with other parents.  

What is the Take-a-Break program? Read more here.

Volunteer Responsibilities

You would arrive before the activity starts to set up the child’s space with toys, mats, seating, signs, snack cart and consequently tidy up at end of the activity, clean up snack cart, assemble the toys, sanitize and store them. You are expected to be prompt, reliable, enjoy interacting with kids (ages 0 -5), free of back injuries - able to push toy carts and bend and stretch to set up.

Qualifications: Caring for Kids e-learning module

Volunteers are required to seek the help of the child’s parent if a child needs help with toileting.

Please click on the Info button  under the SCHEDULE tab to read the important details of your tasks.

Qualifications Required

  • What is your fluency in English / Quelle est votre maîtrise de la langue anglaise Must be at least Conversational / conversationnel

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Friday, April 21, 2023 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Friday, May 05, 2023 9:00 AM 12:00 PM