Volunteer Information

The University of Guelph Child Care and Learning Centre is looking for enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to become a part of our community.



The Program Support person enhances staffing ratio in a group so the needs of all children in the group are better met. Depending on the needs of the program, the Program Support person:
• Work with/support all the children in the child care group
• Support a specific child with special needs

NOTE: A Volunteer Program Support person is never the primary care giver of a child with/without special needs

When a child with special needs requires adult assistance, sometimes the Program Support person provides that support. At other times, they may work with other children while a regular staff person helps the child with special needs.
The Program Support person is directly supervised by the playroom teachers and reports to the Child Care Operations Manager.

• Provide support to the program 3 to 5 hours per week
• Maintain and open and ongoing communication with playroom staff
• Engage children in interactive play
• Act as a positive role model
• Follow operational policies and procedures
• Maintain the core values of the CCLC

• Caring
• Resilient
• Effective communicator with children, staff, students and parents
• Supportive
• Past experience with children/adults with special needs

• Attend a 1 hour orientation session with the Child Care Operations Manager to review policies and set goals
• Attend a 2 hour orientation in designated playroom
• Check in meetings with Child Care Operations Manager


If you are interested in joining our team please fill out the application here:

Applications for Volunteer is currently closed.


Prior to joining our team, you will need to fill out the Volunteer File Package below and secure a Vulnerable Sector Police Check that is current within the last 5 years.

Volunteers through the Student Volunteer Connections may apply for reimbursement.


Have any questions about volunteering at the CCLC?

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator here!

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