Childcare volunteers

Posted: October 26, 2020

This post will be needed once face-to-face lessons restart.

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.

Skills required:

  • 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