Volunteer (Casual) – Play Club Program
The TALK Program is a trauma informed program that offers a range of activity in the 2528 postcode area of Shellharbour. The program is funded by Communities for Children and delivered collaboratively in the community.
Play Club operates at Mt Warrigal Public School every Thursday Lunch time. Play Club offers a calm alternative to playground activity for students aged 5 – 12 years during break. Activities support children to gain new skills to help calm them when needed. This is delivered through a range of calm sensory activities for the children to trial.
Role: To support the Program Leader to create a calm safe space for children to spend their lunch break and engage in positive calming activities. The role offers experience in program planning and delivery as well as an opportunity to gain experience in the health promotion and community space.
- Creation of a calm, safe space that offers child friendly activities that will soothe and build understanding of activities that can help us to feel calm.
- Assist in setting up for the program including cutting up fruit, setting up equipment etc.
- Engage with kids aged 5 – 12 years old at their level, being a positive mentor/ role model
- Assist in facilitating program activities
- Potentially assist in physical and social media promotions of programs
- Providing reflection feedback evaluation at the end of each session
Locations: Mt Warrigal Public School, 2 Hogarth Ave. Mt Warrigal 2528.
Hours: Two hours per week (10am – 12 noon) during school terms. Commitment is expected for two – three terms.
Other TALK Program Volunteer Opportunities;
- Playpod After School Wellbeing Program Tuesday afternoon from 2:15pm – 5pm at Barrack Heights Public School
- Tweens Drop In Wednesday afternoons 2:00pm – 4.30 pm Warilla North Community Centre
- Book Club Wednesday Morning 10.50am – 11.30am Warilla North Public School
Essential Skills, Qualifications & Experience:
- Passion and enthusiasm for working with children especially those in the “tweens” age group (9-12yrs) as this makes up many of our participants.
- The ability to motivate, inspire and connect with children in the “tweens” age group
- Physical fitness and the ability to join in the program activities as required and when asked to do so by the children
- Good communication skills and the ability to deal positively with a range of behaviours exhibited by children in this age group
- An awareness of trauma informed practice and approaches
- A current “Working with Children Check”
- Own transport to and from activity sites
Desired Skills, Qualifications & Experience:
- First aid qualifications or willingness to complete training