We are looking for experienced and committed volunteers to take care of pre-school children of a range of ages in order to allow their parents to focus on English language classes. The majority of the classes are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am-12pm in Cambridge but there may be some other ad-hoc needs.
This is a key front-line support job where you will be helping resettlement families as part of their ongoing support. Your work will be overseen by one of the trustees or someone appointed by a trustee.
As the role involves close contact with vulnerable persons the post is subject to DBS checks. Further information can be found here.
The role specifically involves:
Providing childcare at the teaching location
Building trust with individual children and their families
Coordinating with other childcare volunteers to ensure there is cover at all classes.
Experienced with care of young children
Ability to gain the confidence of the families
Foreign language ability would be a bonus, especially Arabic
Experience working in a similar environment or role would be ideal but is not essential
In return, you’ll get an opportunity to:
Have a front-line opportunity to help refugees settle in and make a positive contribution to their ongoing welfare.
Develop your organizational and communication skills
Work with a wonderful and passionate group of volunteers from the Cambridge area
Make a real and significant difference to the lives of refugees