PLASP’s Volunteer Program
PLASP’s Volunteer Program helps to define PLASP as a community organization. At PLASP, we believe in the value of providing members of the community with learning opportunities and practical work experiences in our programs and office.
Each year more than 1,200 people participate in PLASP volunteer opportunities and placements, and contribute more than 55,000 hours. Volunteers and students on placement augment the high quality care and individual attention given to the children in our programs and centres.
Volunteers: Most PLASP volunteers choose to participate directly with the children in our programs, and in this way the Volunteer Program brings the community to the children. Volunteers, with their many unique talents, work alongside staff to provide high quality programs for the children.
Other volunteers choose to work in the PLASP office assisting with administrative tasks and gaining office experience.
Students on Placement: As part of our commitment to the community and to the development of early learning and high quality child care, PLASP provides placements for students. Most often students on placement participate in our Early Learning and Child Care Centres under the guidance and supervision of PLASP staff. Others gain experience in the PLASP office to complement their area of study.
Board Opportunities: PLASP has a 10 member voluntary Board of Directors. These members are typically parents of children in our programs, who want to contribute to the development of child care in the community. Parents and community members can also donate their time and expertise on a PLASP Committee.