Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Mount Pleasant Family Centre. MPFC offers a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities where you can share your talents as well as develop new skills in a safe and welcoming environment.
As a non-profit organization, we rely on the work of volunteers to keep our Centre running as smoothly as it does today.
You will be treated like one of the team while practicing your skills in a variety of Early Childhood Education curriculum areas such as arts and crafts, story time, singing, table toys, gross motor activities and imaginary play.
Early Years Refugee Program Volunteers
You will have an opportunity to help and support newly arrived refugee families while practicing your skills in a variety of early childhood development areas. The CCC family resource program is offered at the new Welcome Centre, 2610 Victoria Drive.
Adult Program Volunteers
Share your knowledge and interests with other parents, such as sewing/quilt making, cooking, baking, gardening and anything else that the FSW’s can assist you to facilitate.
May contribute to the administration of the Centre by helping to organize files, organize storage areas, update our wish list, write receipts, answer phones, write Blog posts and assist with website management.
Trained Parent Connectors can help in the Adult Program area by getting and giving support to each other, welcoming new families who come through the door and by assisting the Family Support Workers on field trips and outings.
Each year, MPFCS hosts a variety of special events/celebrations that require many volunteers to ensure success. If this interests you and you can spare a few hours to help set up or tear down, would like to join the fun of planning or would like a special job on event day, please let us know. “Many hands make light work!” And no contribution is too small.
Maintenance of the building is the responsibility of the Family Centre and occasionally things need repair that require skills such as carpentry, plumbing and general “fix it”. It is an important cost saving strategy for the Centre to be able to call upon a neighbor to assist us, so let us know if you can help!
Become a Board Member
Why should I become a Board member?
Because it’s a great experience! As a volunteer you’ll get to work together with a group of amazing, creative and multi talented people. You will have the chance to learn about how a non-profit organization works and runs efficiently; you may also get the chance to hone your leadership and delegation skills as a committee chair or executive member.
And you get the satisfaction of giving back to a program that does wonderful things for the community and perhaps has made a difference in your life.
Another positive thing is that childcare is provided at the regular board meetings each month and we take turns cooking and chairing the meetings. So you get to learn how to lead the group and taste a variety of new foods, although take out works just as well too. (A $30 reimbursement is provided for food expenses if needed.)