Volunteer for the Mother Goose program

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Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health is looking for volunteers to help out with its popular Mother Goose program to take part in weekly song, rhyme and storytelling sessions.

The sessions are held in Romsey and Kyneton and once enough volunteers are available, there are plans to extend the program to Riddells Creek.

Group facilitator Tracey Thiele said the the program is looking for people who can spare three hours a week.

“Volunteers for the parent-child Mother Goose program don’t need any specific qualifications or experience working with children, they help support the parents and the pre-school participants, and help to set-up and pack-down for each session,” Ms Thiele said.

Volunteers are offered program-specific training, involving an introduction to the songs, rhymes and stories used in the sessions, as well as learning the theory behind the program.

The aim of Mother Goose is to enhance the bond between parent and child, connecting families in the community.

To volunteer, email volunteering@scchc.org.au. If you would like to be involved with the program with your child, contact Tracey Thiele on 5421 1666 or email tracey.thiele@scchc.org.au.

Sessions are currently held in Romsey on a Wednesday afternoon and in Kyneton on a Thursday morning.