CityKidz is looking for people who want to impact the lives of children in their own community!
Every week, hundreds of children wait for the CityKidz bus to arrive and to bring them to the Playhouse Theatre. For the 90 minutes they are with us they experience high impact programming with engaging games, skits, songs, memory moments and have a snack together. Could you be one of the adults who brings the message of Faith, Hope and Love? We would love to show you what CityKidz is about and to introduce you to the opportunity to be part of changing children’s lives.
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Volunteering at CityKidz is a fantastic way to meet like-minded individuals, diversify your skill set, uncover a new passion and invest in the lives of individual children, and your city.
Below are a few categories of roles that you can fill as a volunteer at City Kidz. All Volunteers attend Orientation, participate in a Training Program and are paired with a staff member or experienced volunteer to mentor you into your role.
Do you have experience with leadership and a deep passion for working with kids? Team Captains are our most front line volunteer position and are truly the carriers of Faith, Hope and Love to the children. These individuals visit the kidz at their homes each week, and give leadership to the bus on Saturday. City Kidz is looking for adult volunteers with demonstrated leadership, strong interpersonal skills, a desire to build a team and a commitment to our values.
Could you be one of the adults who is on the bus, building relationships and singing songs with kidz during the program? Do you love being part of a team and working together with others towards a great cause? If so, this may be a great fit for you. Team Members are part of the front line on a Saturday and have the opportunity to get to know the CityKidz on the bus as well as in the theatre.
Are you at home on the stage? Do you enjoy teaching lessons, inspiring dreams and leading games? The CityKidz and KinderKidz Cast and Crew is a great place to apply these gifts. Be part of a dynamic, extraordinary cast of people who use creativity and fun to teach our children and allow them opportunities to play and be kidz.
Our CityYouth program is one of a kind! Every Wednesday night, over one hundred youth come to our Youth Studio for teaching, small group discussion, and to engage in community. The majority of the youth were once CityKidz participants, and are training to be leaders at CityKidz, and within their communities. If you find great joy in mentoring 12-15 year olds, we would love to show you CityYouth!
Are organization, data entry and efficient systems things that you enjoy? Do you like preparing things so others can excel on the front line? Are you available during the week? CityKidz is always in need of dedicated administrative volunteers who are detail oriented, and love to organize. With a variety of roles based on the skills and comfort level each volunteer has, we are committed to finding a place for our administrative volunteers to flourish.
If you love to be hands on, and know how to take things apart (and put them back together again) then this area might just be for you! This area of volunteering includes everything from assisting with maintenance projects, to traffic control each Saturday. Our operations team is critical to the success of all our programs and we are always in need of qualified, competent people to help keep our kids safe, and the organization running efficiently!
Love to fundraise, run events or promote? Throughout the year, CityKidz hosts several events.
It’s true: when asked what their favourite thing about CityKidz is, children almost always say it’s riding the “Big Red Bus.” Without buses — and the drivers to drive them — our children would never get to experience CityKidz and be transformed. Sign up today!