Volunteer Creche Helpers

Closing date: 31 Jul 2020

Purpose of Role

Crèche Helpers assist the group leader to deliver our crèche and family groups. The role includes preparing and joining in with the activities, and providing a friendly and approachable presence for parents and children.

What does the role involve?

  • To help organise and prepare activities for family and children’s group sessions
  • To assist with clearing away and cleaning the play room and equipment
  • To greet mums, dads, carers and children using the service
  • To attend and participate in group activities and parenting classes
  • To support drop-in sessions
  • To help a parent or child build their interpersonal skills and confidence
  • To attend the twice yearly volunteer ‘get-togethers’ with other volunteers
  • To operate within all relevant policies and guidelines, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality, safeguarding regulations
  • To follow advice from line manager and engage in regular supervision

Suggested Involvement

You will need to commit to attend one of the groups each week for the duration of a school term. Current groups are Monday and Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Each lasts 1.5 hours. You will receive full training. View training dates here.

Person Specification

  • Accurate recording and observation skills
  • A clear understanding of the need to maintain boundaries within a professional framework
  • An ability to work independently if required
  • Approachable, friendly and caring
  • Good observation skills


  • Understanding and enthusiasm for Welcare and its mission
  • Effective communication skills
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Commitment and reliability
  • Excellent time keeping
  • An understanding of the importance of safeguarding

If you are interested in volunteering for Welcare, please register your interest, and a member of our team will be in touch.