The real strength of any community organization is the measure of the people supporting it. There are a number of ways you can volunteer, from a few hours a month, to a day a week, or even once a year. You may even have a suggestion of which program you would like to be involved in. We would love to hear from you.
Working with staff at Kootenay Kids Early Care and Learning Centre or with the Family Place Program providing activities for children. This could include:
With Children:
Supervised walks
Field trips with older children
Preparing daily snacks
Rocking infants
Reading to children
Preparing activities
With Parents:
Peer support
Life After Birth mentoring for new parents
Family Place peer mentoring in parenting programs
Weekly Activities:
Cooking for groups on Thursday and Friday
Grocery shopping for programs
Cleaning and sterilizing toys and equipment
Special Projects:
Sewing curtains and futon covers for Kootenay Kids Early Care and Learning Centre
and the Family Place Program
Gardening at Kootenay Kids Early Care and Learning Centre, Family Place and Stanley House locations
Painting, Sorting library inventory at the Child Care Resource and Referral
Kootenay Kids maintains a volunteer board of directors responsible for overseeing the proper administration and financial management of the society, as well as developing policy and long term planning. The aim of the board is that it be comprised of people from throughout the community, with a diverse set of skills and qualifications. The board is always interested in adding new members, and is particularly interested in people with a financial, administrative, marketing and fundraising or legal background.
Like to know more?
To find out more about Kootenay Kids Board of Directors contact the Executive Director at (250) 352-6678.
To apply for a seat on the board:
1. Contact a board member to have your name put forward for nomination.
2. Download and return the completed questionnaire to helenl@kootenaykids.ca
3. The Board must vote to accept your nomination.
Download Questionnaire