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About the Position
Position #: 18521
OrganizationCarizon Family and Community Services
Position: Program Assistant - Families and Schools Together
Location: Cambridge, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: Carizon is a multi-service community organization committed to improving the future of individuals and families through supportive, therapeutic and preventative programs.
Description: The Families and Schools Together program enhances family functioning by strengthening the parent-child relationship, assists parents in improving their children’s behaviour and performance in school, increases the family’s knowledge and awareness of substance use and its impact, and reduces the stress that parents and children experience from daily life situations.

Volunteers will share and rotate between the following responsibilities: set up gym for 10 families and team (tables, tablecloths, chairs, etc.); set up Kids’ Time area and prepare craft supplies as needed; assist with food preparation and kitchen clean-up; engage children in active play and crafts in Kids Time.
Requirements: Confidentiality
Training Details: Volunteer Orientation prior to start: Start date is late Sepetmber. Volunteers will meet with their Supervisor before each weekly session and after session to debrief. Supervisor will be present at all times during program.
Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Evening
Time Detail: Tuesdays or Thursdays; 4:30-8:30 pm each week for 9 weeks; Centennial PS (100 Weaver St) and Coronation PS (757 Concession Rd) both in Cambridge. Starts end of September. Great way to get your high school hours. Must be able to work with children (infant-12) in an empathetic and patient manner.
Age: 16+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Support Newcomers
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Counselling/Conflict, Recreation/Sports
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Communicate in Plain Language, Motivate Others, Empathy, Playing
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.carizon.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Katie McArthur
Phone: 519-743-6333 Ext. 243
Address: 400 Queen Street South Kitchener, N2G 1W7


Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area
(Townships Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich)
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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