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Phone:   519-354-0430  //     Email:  ckbpp@ciaccess.com  

Volunteer Opportunities!

Help Wanted!

BINGOs:

Job description: Work bingos for Block Parent

  • involves selling individual strips @ $1.00, 3 strips for $3.00 and the possibility of selling the large books.
  • Must be capable of handling money and making the correct change.
  • One bingo per month.
  • Must be 18+ years old. Varies times at Riverview Bingo Hall in Chatham, ON.
  • Phone interview and paid police screen.
  • On the job training.

CKBPP has the following positions open!

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Block Parent:

Job Purpose:  Do you want to get involved with the community, but simply do not have the time? Then this is a great opportunity for you! As a Block Parent you will be able to help keep your neighbourhood safe from the comfort of your own home. Simply display your Block Parent sign in a front window to help a member of your community in a time of crisis. Help us keep our neighbourhoods safe, One Block At A Time!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help deter crime by displaying your sign
  • Offer to assist children, youth, and seniors in case of an emergency
  • Complete a free Police Record Check for everyone in your home over the age of 12 years 

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Work Without Supervision
  • Confidentiality

Time Commitment:  Time requirement is as per your availability. Simply put your sign in the window when you are available

Director at large:

Job Purpose:  Are you interested in keeping the Municipality of Chatham Kent safe? Do you enjoy working on a team and sharing your thoughts with like-minded individuals? Then this is a great opportunity for you! The Chatham Kent Block Parent Program is currently seeking a hardworking individual to sit on the Board of Directors. This position requires an individual to actively attend all board meetings to help make important decisions, and discuss board related issues and relevant topics.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet with the board

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Communication and Organizational Skills
  • Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Financial Management (Budgeting)

Time Commitment:  One year minimum

Frequently Asked Questions

Who May Become A Block Parent®? Any responsible citizen over the age of 18 years who has been screened by the Waterloo Regional Block Parent® Program including Volunteer Canada's Safe Steps Screening Program and who has obtained a Police Records Check can become a Block Parent.

Is There Much Work Involved?  No! It will not alter your lifestyle or make demands on your time. When you are at home and able to answer the door to someone requiring assistance, simply display the sign in a window visible from the street. If a child is bothered by a stranger or a bully, is sick or hurt or lost, they know the sign means a "SAFE ADULT" is there to offer help.

How Often Are Block Parent® Homes Used? Some homes may never be used while others will be used several times. Each year, over 1,000 Block Parents from coast to coast are called upon to help. Remember that the Block Parent sign acts as a deterrent to most troublemakers; hence, the more signs on display, the safer your community will be.

I'm Never Home, How Can I Help?  This is the ideal volunteer position for a busy person like yourslef. You can provide a valuable service to your community without having to make a special effort to do so. Simply put your sign in the window when you are available.

Do I have To Let Strangers Into My Home?  No! You do not have to let anyone into your home if you think they may threaten you or your family. Information can be exchanged through a locked door if necessary and the appropriate telephone call made.

When I Take My Sign Down Does That Indicate That We Are Not Home?  Definately not! A sign removed from view does not necessarily mean that no one is home. There are many times when the volunteer is home, but does not want to be "on duty," so the sign does not have to be on display.

What Is The Senior Block Parent® Program?  While the Block Parent Program was primarily designed for children, our network of safe homes can also be used by seniors in times of distress, If you feel ill, vulnnerable, distressed or lost while in your community, simply look for a house displaying the red and white Block Parent sign.

What Is The Business Block Parent® Program?  The purpose of this very worthwhile program is to provide more approved "safe location" in a concentrated business section of a community

 

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website created July 2012;
updated January 2013; by Lori Gardner