Seeking Childminders: Fall 2018

Position type: Volunteer, 2.5 hours/week
Start and end date: October - December  2018
Deadline for application: Sept 15, 2018
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Language Partners BC is a volunteer-run organization supporting free one-to-one face-to-face language exchange programs in Vancouver, and training community members to be facilitators. We bring together adults from different language backgrounds and provide infrastructure for them to learn languages together and build relationships. Many of the participants are new immigrants or refugees, and our programs are focused on supporting these newcomers in conversation and settlement.

We value diversity, equality, peace, camaraderie, fun, and open-mindedness. We are also serious about assessing our work, refining our programs, and growing to support more people. The long-term goal is to support dozens of diverse language exchange programs across the province.

We are currently looking for 3 childminders for the following women’s-only language exchange program:

Women’s Language Exchange at Ajyal Centre (Chinatown): Sundays

For women who want to exchange a language – any language! Arabic-English will probably be popular exchange, but all languages are welcome.

Sundays 2:30 - 4:30 PM, October 7 - December 2 (9 weeks)

Location: Ajyal Centre, Keefer Place, Vancouver

Primary Responsibilities:

  •  Providing on site child minding for the children of mothers who will be participating in the language exchange.
  •  Preparing materials and activities for the children.
  •  Arriving 10 minutes early to prepare.
  •  Communicating with the two facilitators regarding any concerns or updates.

Desired Qualifications (But apply no matter what!):

  •   Experience child minding.
  •   Experience in multicultural/multilingual environments.

If you’re interested, email Mary Leighton at mary@languagepartnersbc.ca.

In the email subject heading, please write: Childminder.

We will contact people as soon as they apply, because we are eager to fill these positions.