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The 519 EarlyON Child and Family Centre is a supportive place for families of diverse identities and configurations and their children (age 0 to 6) to meet, play, talk, learn and grow with each other. The programs are designed for LGBTQ2S families and children and are open to all families who are committed to creating safe affirming and equitable spaces for everyone.

The EarlyON Ambassador Volunteers is a unique group of parents, caregivers and guardians that work together with The 519 EarlyON Centre and the communities of other partner agencies. The EarlyON Ambassador will promote awareness of diversity and inclusion within the LGBTQ2S community and broader communities. Including awareness of anti-Black racism and anti-Asian racism.

Responsibilities

  • The EarlyON Ambassadors will join networks and community groups and promote affirming environments and values. These Ambassadors will promote The 519’s EarlyON programming and its partnerships with the groups they have joined and other agencies.
  • Sociable and friendly individual to connect fellow parents/caregivers or guardians to The 519 EarlyON programming.
  • Committed to continue promoting safe and affirming space that The 519 EarlyON provides.
  • Assist with the promotion of The 519’s EarlyON Program by:
    • Circulating our program flyers
    • Sharing information with parenting groups, online communities, and friends and family.
  • Share all inquiries for support from folks with early learning needs to The 519’s EarlyON team so that all families can have the support they need.

Why become The 519 EarlyON Ambassador:

  • Invitation to all The 519 EarlyON programs, services and events.
  • Certificate of Recognition after 3 months.
  • Volunteer hours and letter of recommendation.
  • Monthly Ambassador Group check-in and appreciation meeting.

Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience with the ways LGBTQ2S people create families.
  • Understanding of issues faced by both Black, Indigenous, People of colour (BIPOC) LGBTQ2S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and 2 Spirited) members of the immediate and extended family.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills.
  • Communications skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of family support services is an asset.
  • Parent or caregiver of children 0-6 years old, an asset.

Time Commitment

  • 3 months minimum commitment
  • Flexible shifts – minimum of 4 hours per week

Training and Orientation

  • Volunteer Orientation (Required)
  • Weekly meetings to support on-job learning will be provided by staff.

Volunteer Selection

  • Interested volunteers may be asked to participate in a group and/or one-on-one interview to determine suitability.
  • Interested applicants will be asked to complete a vulnerable sector check.