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Kids Can Fly Brantford

Kids Can Fly promotes early childhood development in Brantford/Brant

Volunteer Opportunities

Kids Can Fly succeeds with your support. We rely heavily on the hard work and good will of volunteer teams to run our events, staff our programs and operate our committees. We also benefit from the leadership and guidance provided by our volunteer board.

Please click on any volunteer position below for more information about each as well as a link to submit your application.

Parachute Program Baby Cuddler

Our Parachute Program is a place where moms can gather and receive much-needed support from our instructors and from each other. This group gathers on Mondays from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Moms attend with their babies (and older children if they have them). During the program, there is a segment when the moms move to another room and Baby Cuddlers stay with the babies and toddlers, keeping them safe and giving the moms a chance to concentrate on their wellness.

Baby Cuddlers must be competent with babies and young children, practice good hygiene, and follow the protocols set in place by Kids Can Fly.

This volunteer opportunity requires a minimum commitment of one session of 1 hour per month, or up to 4 hours per month over four sessions. Baby Cuddlers must have valid police checks with vulnerable sector screening and may only attend when healthy.

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Roots of Empathy Parent/Baby Volunteer

Roots of Empathy is a program that runs throughout Canada where Instructors visit classrooms every other week to provide students with information and skills around empathy and pro-social behaviour. Visit our Roots of Empathy Page to learn more.

One of the most unique parts of the program is that parents and babies visit the program once every month to demonstrate the development and growth of young babies. This incredible learning opportunity has shown to have an impact on pro-social behaviours and a reduction in violent behaviours among children who participate in the program.

Babies who participate should between 2 and 4 months old at the start of the program in October, which means they should be born in June, July, or August during the year of volunteering.

Parent volunteers will need to have a valid police check with vulnerable sector screening, and commit to being part of the program for the whole school year.

To apply to be Roots of Empathy Parent/Baby Volunteer, fill out the form below and we will contact you with further information.

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Roots of Empathy Instructor

Roots of Empathy is a program that runs throughout Canada where Instructors visit classrooms every other week to provide students with information and skills around empathy and pro-social behaviour. Visit our Roots of Empathy Page to learn more.

One of the most unique parts of the program is that parents and babies visit the program once every month to demonstrate the development and growth of young babies. This incredible learning opportunity has shown to have an impact on pro-social behaviours and a reduction in violent behaviours among children who participate in the program.

Instructors receive a thorough four-day training session in September of October, and receive ongoing support from the Roots of Empathy head office, as well as Kids Can Fly as a regional partner for the program.

To apply to be Roots of Empathy Instructor, fill out the form below and we will contact you with further information.

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Event Volunteer

Throughout the year, Kids Can Fly has events in the community, including Superhero Day at Dairee Delite (September), the Early Childhood Education Awards Celebration (November), Storybook Breakfast (February), Midnight Movie Marathon (March), and others.

All event volunteers need to be in contact with the Event Coordinator to find an appropriate role. Volunteer hours can be given for volunteer work. Many of the roles are appropriate for high school students.

Event Volunteers with Kids Can Fly are greatly appreciated, and must display professional behaviour at events as representatives of the organization.

To apply to be an Event Volunteer, fill out the form below and we will contact you with further information.

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Committee Member Volunteer

Kids Can Fly has a variety of committees that meet either on an ongoing or seasonal basis. These committees currently include:

-Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Committee (ongoing)
-Early Childhood Education Awards Celebration Committee (seasonal)
-Storybook Breakfast Planning Committee (seasonal)

Members of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Committee meet monthly to strategize fundraising and awareness initiatives to support the high ongoing costs of the program and the community support it requires. DPIL Committee Members also volunteer their time at fundraisers.

Early Childhood Education Award Celebration Committee Members meet seasonally, once in the spring and once or twice more in the fall depending on the type of event being run. The committee helps to plan out themes and implementation of this event, that draws approximately 250 guests every year.

Members of the Storybook Breakfast Planning Committee begin meeting in the fall and join sub-committees including decorations, food coordination, costumes, tickets, sponsorships, goodie bags, and programming.

Committee Member Volunteers with Kids Can Fly are greatly appreciated, and must display professional behaviour as representatives of the organization.

To apply to be a Committee Member, fill out the form below and we will contact you with further information.

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Board Of Directors Volunteer

Kids Can Fly has a working board of directors, which means that our board of directors are heavily involved in the ongoing operations of Kids Can Fly. Board members must have valid police checks with vulnerable sector screening, and must commit to one meeting each month meeting for a three year period.

Board members typically join at least one committee and volunteer throughout the year in the various events and programs.

Candidates with experience in finance, early childhood education, community development, policy, health & wellness, parenting, fundraising, and/or early literacy are encouraged to apply. New board candidates are welcomed onto the board periodically throughout the year.

To apply to be a Board Member, fill out the form below and we will contact you with further information.

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