Volunteer Program Assistant

You can help create a child's lifelong love of the Library.

At the Library, we know building social connections at a young age can make a world of difference. You can help create a safe and engaging environment for children to play with others.

What you’ll be doing

As a volunteer Program Assistant, you will work beside other volunteers to support library staff during on-floor play programming for elementary school-aged children after school. 

Specific tasks will include:

  • Setting up the play area with a variety of toys and games as well as space or supplies for more structured activities.
  • Engaging children in the use of age-appropriate toys, games, and other materials.
  • Deliver simple craft/ story activities that have been planned by Library staff.
  • Cleaning up and put away materials after the play session.

About you

If you have the following qualities and experience, then we want you to apply.

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Available for at least 2-hour shifts per week
  • Work well as a part of a team
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Friendly and outgoing, and enjoy meeting new people
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Comfortable working in a very busy, high-energy environment
  • Experience working with school-aged children
  • Able to lead children in engaging and age-appropriate play activities within a structured, high-energy session.
  • Will take cultural sensitivities into consideration when leading activities.
  • May have some competency in a language other than English. Note: This is an asset and not a requirement.

Where and When

These sessions take place at the Halifax North Memorial Public Library.

  • Mondays, 1:00 -3:00 PM
  • Mondays, 3:00 - 5:00 PM 
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Fridays, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Note: Additional sessions may be added depending on need.

How to apply

Complete the volunteer application form and email it to Heather MacKenzie, Volunteer Services Manager, at mackenh@halifax.ca or call (902) 490-6789.

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