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Grande Prairie Friendship Centre – Babies’ Best Start Volunteer

Grande Prairie Friendship Centre
September 12, 2023
October 12, 2024
10507 98 Avenue Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4L1, Grande Prairie
Time Commitment
Volunteers for this position are typically expected to commit to a minimum of 2 hours per shift, scheduled shifts can be flexible to accommodate your availability.
Start Date
Minimum Age
Contact Name
Orren Anderson
Contact Phone Number


Babies' Best Start volunteers must undergo a vulnerable sector check, and provide an updated criminal record check. To inquire about volunteer requirements, more information, and to apply for a volunteer position, email our Volunteer Coordinator, at; orrenanderson@gpfriendship.com

The Grande Prairie Friendship Centre is looking for community members to join our Babies' Best Start program as a dedicated volunteer! This is a great way to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and their families. This role encompasses a variety of responsibilities, including sorting donations, general cleaning, and providing one-on-one support to children. Your contribution will help create a nurturing and culturally sensitive environment.

Training Details

1. Sorting Donations:
Sort and organize incoming donations, including toys, clothing, formula, and other essentials.
Ensure donations are appropriately categorized and stored for easy distribution.
Maintain a clean and organized sorting area.

2. General Cleaning:
Assist in maintaining a clean and safe environment for children and families.
Clean and sanitize play areas, restrooms, and common spaces.
Restock supplies as needed.

3. One-on-One Interaction with Children:
Engage in one-on-one activities with children, promoting their development and well-being.
Support children in their learning, play, and cultural activities.
Be a positive role model and provide emotional support when needed.

4. Cultural Sensitivity:
Respect and promote Indigenous culture and traditions.
Be sensitive to the unique needs and perspectives of Indigenous children and families.
Participate in cultural activities and events as appropriate.

5. Team Collaboration:
Collaborate with fellow volunteers and program staff to ensure a supportive and welcoming atmosphere.
Be flexible and willing to assist in various tasks as needed.

Passion for working with children.
Compassion, empathy, and cultural sensitivity.
Ability to maintain a respectful and non-judgmental attitude.
Basic cleaning and organizational skills.
Vulnerable sector check (required for working with children).
Patience and adaptability in a dynamic child care environment.

The opportunity to make a direct and positive impact on the lives of children and families in Grande Prairie and surrounding area.
Valuable experience in working within a culturally sensitive child care program.
A chance to connect with Indigenous culture and traditions.
Supportive staff to ensure your success in this role.

Application Process:
Interested individuals should contact the GPFC's Volunteer Coordinator by sending an email to orrenanderson@gpfriendship.com for info and requirements. Volunteers will need to undergo a vulnerable sector check.

Join us in supporting children and families by becoming a Support Volunteer with Babies' Best Start!
Your commitment to sorting donations, providing one-on-one care, and maintaining a culturally sensitive environment will help foster a sense of belonging and well-being for children in Grande Prairie. This volunteer role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to a community-based program and make a lasting impact on the lives of young individuals in your community.

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