The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre is advertising this role on behalf of Uniting Victoria & Tasmania.
The Chinese Family Program delivers weekly playgroup sessions for Chinese speaking families living and/or working in the City of Monash. Established in 2002 this program provides culturally specific supports for Chinese speaking families, community education, family and individual parenting support and a Chinese playgroups.
The volunteer role provides support and assistance to the playgroup parents in the delivery of the age appropriate playgroup activities. The playgroup activities are catered for the specific needs of preschoolers aged 0-5 years old, involving art/craft, storytelling, singing in Mandarin and other multi-linguistic language environment.
People with standard Mandarin speaking ability, art craft skills, or singing and music backgrounds would ideal for the playgroup volunteer role. Volunteering at playgroups will provide a great opportunities for tertiary domestic or international students to gain placement and practical experiences of working with children and their families in the Australian society.
Playgroup sessions run - Monday Online Chinese Playgroup (Every Monday 10.30am-11.30am) Friday Online Chinese Playgroup (Every Friday 10.30am-11.30am) Saturday Dad’s Playgroup (Every Second Saturday 10.30am-11.30am)
Uniting is committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.