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Pyjama Angel (Child Reading Mentor)

Childcare & Youth Services

Position Description: Pyjama Angels read books aloud, play educational games and engage in other fun, learning-based activities. The focus is on improving children's learning skills. The outcome is that Pyjama Angels make a significant, long-term positive impact on the lives of our community's most vulnerable children.

Position Location: Beecher

Required Skills / Experience: Passionate about reading; Good communication skills; Patience with children; Year 12 reading and comprehension skills; Volunteers must be over 18 years of age.

Gained Skills / Experience: Safe practice around children; literacy and read-aloud skills.

Training Offered / Provided:

  • Induction
  • On The Job Training
  • Training Session

Specialised support available for volunteers:

  • With a Disability
  • With Special Needs
  • From a non-English-speaking background

Specical Requirements:

  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
  • National Police Check
  • Current Driver's License

Days & Times Available: Times available to suit volunteer from Monday to Saturday 9am-7pm

Organisation Name: The Pyjama Foundation

Organisation Category: Community Service, Health, Welfare

Purpose/Mission Statement: Equal opportunities, knowledge and empowerment of all children.

Services Provided: The Pyjama Foundation screens and trains volunteers from the community who read books aloud to children in foster care, in their foster homes.

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