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Would you like to help busy mums with their playgroup activities? If so this volunteering role may be just what you are looking for.

The role of the Playgroup Assistant is to help facilitate the playgroup play sessions under the direction of the Session Leader. Our Session Leaders are volunteer parents & caregivers with pre-school aged children. Our membership has grown and we now find we would benefit from ongoing volunteer support to assist us with the smooth running of our play sessions. The aim of the role is to support the Session Leaders planned activities allowing them to effectively host the session and participate in the activities with their own children. The Playgroup (Volunteer) Assistant, under the direction of the Session Leader is responsible for: • Assisting the Session Leader in opening the center; preparing the play environment by setting up toys within the play space under their direction. • Greeting caregivers and children; providing orientations of the facilities to new members and visitors. • Maintain a clean and tidy shared craft area and dining space. • General kitchen duties including: o Maintaining clean kitchen space in accordance with best food safe practices including but not limited to washing, drying and putting away dishes, cleaning bench tops & emptying waste bins. Preparing tea & coffee services for members. Washing & cutting morning tea in accordance with best food hygiene & toddler food safety practices. Operating oven or stovetop for morning tea offerings. Cleaning shared play equipment & work spaces in line with the groups Covid Safe Plan. No previous experience is necessary. The ideal candidate(s) will enjoy interacting with young children with varying needs and backgrounds while supporting their caregivers in building their social and peer networks. Our playgroup is supportive and gives a sense of belonging in the community, in addition to forming friendships and sharing ideas and information between our volunteers and members. Guildford Family Playgroup (Inc) provides a safe space for parents/caregivers and their children to have fun, quality time playing together in those early and most formative years of childhood. Our volunteers will benefit from supporting our members by helping us create a warm welcoming space to make new friends and social networks. Many of our members are migrants without their ‘village’ and we are seeking volunteers who will want to join our community and share their own ideas and experiences - this is much more than just a ‘service' role! We are seeking 2 volunteers for each of our play sessions; interested candidates do not need to be available for both days but for continuity of our services we are seeking a commitment for regular ongoing help.