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2615 - Child Minding Volunteer (16+) Brampton > ACTIVE NOW!
Position Address:
535 Main Street North, Brampton, Ontario


The Salvation Army Family Life Resource Centre (FLRC) is an emergency short-term shelter in the Brampton area for women and their children escaping domestic violence. The FLRC offers moms and their children support with all the concerns they bring with them into our Centre, with the promise of strict confidentiality. Have fun co-facilitating various activities for children residing at the FLRCChild Minding Volunteers are responsible for maintaining a safe, fun environment for children to play in and develop social skills. 


As a Child Minding Volunteer:

  • You will be volunteering under the supervision of the Volunteer Coordinator and the Childminding Worker
  • Successful candidates will be responsible for the temporary care of children ages 4 years and under, and responsible for the care, safety, and well-being of the children
  • In this role, you will display an understanding of the healthy development of children in this age group and to clearly communicate with children and their parents in a positive, caring and respectful manner.

THERE IS AN ONGOING NEED for Child Minding VolunteersPLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY, and by no later than July 4, 2022. Volunteers with 'profiles' in Volunteer MBC's Referral System should upload a resume, then 'click' the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to send name/contact info/resume directly to the Salvation Army Peel Shelters and Housing Services with reference to this volunteering opportunity.  After you have applied, please monitor your 'Spam/Junk' email folders and leave space on your voicemail for communications from the Salvation Army.


Opportunity to use/enhance your child care and/or early childhood education skills/experience (add to your resume) + Learn about how the Salvation Army reaches out to the local community to aid children and families who are in need, vulnerable, and at risk + Support a local shelter in a significant role + Get to know your community and add to your connections + Secondary school students can earn hours towards their 'community service' graduation requirement Make a difference!


  • Minimum age - 16
  • Overall time commitment - 3 months, preferably more to encourage continuity
  • Proficient in English communication (fluency in a second language welcome)
  • Experience taking care of children ages 0-4 years (incl. generally looking after them, feeding, activities to stimulate learning, recreation, and fun - education in 'early childhood education' is an asset)
  • Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check required if you are 18 years old or more.
  • Ensuring children's safety (incl. use of First Aid (esp. Child Care Emergency and CPR certification), if necessary)

SCREENING of applicants will be remote/virtual (Tel/Email/Online interviewing), unless otherwise advised.


Min Age: 16   
Police Check: Required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required

Time Commitment
This is a Short Term (3 months or less) commitment starting 2022-07-04 AND ending 2022-08-26
Shifts are available Anytime

SHIFT SCHEDULING: Volunteers are needed all day; however if you are available for only mornings 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM or 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM, we will schedule accordingly.  There will be lots of fun activities planned and some small outings.  


TRAINING will be provided on-site

More Details
Areas of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Education & Learning, Youth Programs, Parent & Child Support, Shelters
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible washroom, Wheelchair Accessible Parking, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers
Apply before: 2022-07-04

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