The Child & Family Services Centre at Braemar School is the only childcare facility in the city that caters to infants as young as three weeks old.  While young moms complete high school, Terra provides a quality learning environment for their children at our Child and Family Support Centre. Teen parents can expect quality early learning and care from professionals who truly care. 


Childcare Support volunteers play a key support role at the Child and Family Support Centre by working with and assisting our Early Childhood Educators with their duties.  


Childcare support volunteers also provide support at Brentwood and Terra’s west end location.   


Duties and Responsibilities  

Childcare support volunteers are responsible for supporting our childcare staff in delivering quality care to infants and toddles in the care of Terra Centre.  Specific tasks will vary based on daily program needs including but not limited to: 

  • Cuddling/rocking/playing with the infants and toddler. Outside play may be required 
  • Active participation and engagement with newborns, infants & toddlers 
  • Assisting with feeding infants and toddles  
  • Support the programming planned by the Early Childhood Educators 
  • Provide support to childcare staff in other tasks required for program operations including sanitizing toys, light laundry and general tidying of childcare rooms  
  • Other duties as required  


Role Requirements  

Terra works with a unique populate and volunteers should understand that the requirements of this role will change daily based on the number and needs of children in care. Volunteers are expected to be flexible in their work and able to do tasks required to support a warm, welcoming and safe environment for children.  


The Child Care Support Volunteer will generally be supervised by staff but on occasions, be solely responsible for the children in their care for short periods, depending on the location and activity. 


Ideal Candidate  

This role is great for someone who is positive, resourceful and energetic. Volunteers should be able to assess and respond to children’s needs and can relate well to infants, young children, parents and early childhood educators.