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Cowichan Intercultural Society
Childminding Volunteer - Cowichan Intercultural Society
Energetic, active, culturally sensitive individuals; those seeking childminding experience for ECE; students in Education field
6 months to 1 year
Duncan Area
Commencing Program runs September through June, with the possibility of an additional 4 wks during the summer (days determined by English Language Class schedule)
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Description of Position
Objective of Position: To offer the preschool aged children quality childminding while their parents participate in English Language classes at Cowichan Intercultural Society (CIS).

Position Activities:
To support the staff in providing a safe and stimulating program for children (infants to age 5).
To interact and care for the children in a manner that supports the objectives of the childcare staff.

Requirements of Volunteer:
• Love children
• Experience with preschool aged children, particularly in groups
• Be comfortable taking direction from childminding staff
• To bring sensitivity and cultural awareness to working with children and families from diverse backgrounds
• Be physically able to engage in physical play outdoors and on the floor play indoors
• Preferences: Leadership experience (could be teachers, youth workers, etc.)
• Must be cross-culturally sensitive
• Must be able to modify speech depending on the audience
• Able to initiate conversation, but be patient to wait for answers
• Must not engage with personal (social) media throughout the duration
• Current criminal record check on file

Benefits:
• Fun, relaxed atmosphere to interact with CIS clients
• Able to engage in relationships with newcomers
• Personally impact progress in English language and academic learning

Training and support provided by: Childminding Program Coordinator
Contact Information
Send Email to: partnerships@cis-iwc.org
250-748-3112