Pimlico Toy Library – Summer Play Assistant 2018

Details of the Charity:

42% of children under 5 living in the Westminster Ward Churchill, where we are based, live in poverty. We are a 32 year old registered charity working with families with under 11 year olds. Our aim is to develop each child’s potential through play.

We provide 4230 play places each year at 6 x 2 hour play and toy-loan sessions for 0-5 year olds. In the school holidays, activities are appropriate for 0-11 year olds. Qualified toy Librarians are at each session to motivate and support learning.

Families from a wide range of cultures, backgrounds and religions are able to socialise and feel a sense of belonging. Children learn and develop social interaction, confidence and a willingness to learn, which prepares them for nursery and school. This early intervention improves their long term life-chances.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

2nd and 3rd August 2018 – 9am-5pm

  • Soft play and art – SQ1V 3EN
  • Help children complete head-dresses re Tate visit and to take home

6th August 2018 – 9am-4pm

  • Gardening at The Lodge – Edbury Bridge Est SW1W
  • Help children weed, water and plant.

13th and 14th August 2018 – 9am-3pm

  • Basement sorting stock with Sheila

20th August 2018 – 9.30am-4pm

  • Walking visit to Tate Britain x2
  • Morning and afternoon
  • Steward the families and enable children to get the most out of the gallery and activity we provide.

Skills required:

  • Confident
  • Good communication skills to talk with adults and children
  • Punctuality
  • Able to follow instructions

*DBS check required – provided free of charge by Brunel Volunteers

Additional benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR, which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the end of year Brunel Volunteers Award Ceremony

Interested? Apply now!

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