Thursday, 28 October 2010

Call Out for Childcare Volunteers

Do you like playing, crafting, or just hanging out with kids? Then you should volunteer with the Montreal Childcare Collective. Right now we are looking for lots of new childcare volunteers!! Becoming a volunteer is a pretty small commitment as you can sign up for as many or as few events as you like.

A bit about us:

The Montreal Childcare Collective aims to offer strategic childcare as a response to the fact that childcare is frequently overlooked, under-appreciated, and unlikely to be prioritized. We want to challenge communities and organizations to consider childcare as a fundamental key to organizing and to making events and the work that they do accessible to both parents and children. Our intentions are to meet the special needs of parents and children, low-income communities, non-status and (im)migrant communities of colour, queer and trans communities, ect.

It all started in 2004, organizing Kids activities for the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair. Since then, we’ve organized kids’ programming for Solidarity Across Borders (SAB) march to Ottawa, two kids’ day camps, a workshop series, various SAB Kidz Days, and has continued to offer awesome kids programming at the Anarchist Bookfair each year! For more information, check out our blog:

So you want to get involved?? Awesome!! Email and we’ll let you know how.


Madlenka Lamon said...

Wow. This is a generous program. I admire your willingness and enthusiasm to take care of such lovely kids. They love doing fun activities, and they’ll love it even more if they are with people who truly care for them. So, how did this program go? How many volunteered? I hope this strategic childcare is still on-going, and more volunteers will be more than willing to assist those children. They truly deserve to be taken care of. More power to your program!

Madlenka Lamon

Chalice Lindgren said...

Oskar Aarden said...

This is such a nice idea. Children can sometimes be overlooked, especially if both of their parents are working. Although this is understandable, children, being naive and fragile, should not be left to live on their own. They should have someone to look after them always and to tell them whether what they did was right or wrong. This way, they can develop physically, emotionally, and mentally well.

Malachi Cates said...

This kind of activity is great since it will not just help those people in need but also the children volunteers. In this way, the kids can develop inner responsibility and it will help them improve their relationship towards other children.

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