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Community Engagement Interpretation Volunteer 
CHILD CARE NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Description

Purpose of the position: To provide translation assistance at community events to seek the public's feedback about child care needs in Richmond for updating the Child Care Needs Assessment and Strategy.

Responsibilities and Activities:

Position 1 (approximately 15 volunteers)
a. Verbal assistance with translation questions from the public to City staff, and with translating information on City posters, boards or handouts
b. Verbal assistance with translating & assisting the completion of a survey (tablets will be provided & the volunteer will help members of the public complete an online survey)

Position 2 (approximately 5 volunteers)
a. Assisting children to complete an art project

Date/ Time of the event or activity:
Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 4:00 to 5:30 pm volunteer orientation at Richmond City Hall (M.1.002 -right outside council chambers) at 6911 No.3 Road.
*Recommend for All Volunteers"

To sign up for the Volunteer Orientation and the Child Care Survey Launch at Richmond Centre Mall and additional Events, please click the posting's Schedule tab to see the list and click the INDIVIDUAL button there. 

Site location:
Indoors shopping centres
Other upcoming events may be indoors at community centres & outdoors at parks

Working conditions: Standing & sitting for 2 to 4 hours at a time

Benefits to the volunteer: will learn about child care needs in the City of Richmond & will be helping the City of Richmond with updating its Child Care Needs Assessment & Strategy

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER:
Skills, experience, abilities required:

Position 1
: Must be fluent in Mandarin and/or Cantonese (both if possible), English
: Good communication skills required
: Comfortable interacting with diverse populations
: Comfortable working with a tablet (e.g. iPad)

Position 2:
:Comfortable working with children of all ages
:Past experience facilitating art projects

Additional info: Volunteers with other language skills in Punjabi, Arabic, Tagalog, Spanish, French would also be welcome but the highest need is for Mandarin & Cantonese speakers.

Personal traits/qualities desired:
Interest in public consultation and community engagement
Interest in child care and supporting the Richmond community is an asset.

Training required for this position: N/A however, an orientation will be held and staff are happy to meet with the volunteer(s) to answer any questions beforehand


Requirements

Minimum age: 17


Address
Shopping Centers, Community Centers or Outdoor at Parks
Richmond BC

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Contact Info
Coralys, Rachel and Donna
Email: ccuthbert@richmond.ca, rramsden@richmond.ca, dlee2@richmond.ca
Phone: 604-204-8621(Coralys), 604-247-4663(Rachel), 604-204-8556(Donna)