What is the difference between a volunteer and a member?
A member is a parent or carer with a child currently attending the playgroup. A volunteer is a person who doesn’t have children attending the playgroup but offers their time on a voluntary basis.
Volunteering is an important part of playgroup that benefits the families that attend and is a great way to strengthen connections with the local community.
What do volunteers do?
What a volunteer does is completely up to the individual playgroup. But below are a list of ideas of what current volunteers help with at our playgroups:
– Making tea and coffee
– Setting up the space
– Packing up after the session
– Making playdough or other craft supplies
– Welcoming new members
– Helping mums with more than one child (cuddling and holding babies, feeding etc.)
– Reading stories
– Playing instruments during music time
If your playgroup is looking into enlisting the help of a volunteer or you are interested in volunteering then contact us.
Does your playgroup have volunteers? Let us know the ways they get involved!