Join the Nook
Registration for the afterschool program begins in June of each year. We prioritize families who are earning no-to-low income, new to Canada, sole-support parents, or otherwise vulnerable.
Our Afterschool program operates September – June Monday – Friday between 3:30-6:00pm.
We currently pick up children from the following schools:
- St. Raymond’s Catholic School
- Essex Junior Public School
- Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative School
- Palmerston Avenue Junior Public School
Contact us for more information.
*** Please note that we are at capacity and can no longer accept volunteer requests for Summer 2017***
The Nook Children’s Program welcomes volunteers to assist with:
- Arts Programing
- Sports Programing
- Homework Help
- Social Justice programming
- Creative workshops for children or parents
- Snack Preparation
- Cleaning and organizing
- Special Events
The Nook engages volunteers from local high schools, members of the community, local artists and professionals who want to offer their time in a community-based environment.
The Nook Children’s Program currently offers student placements to students in fields such as:
- Social Work
- CYW / CYC
- Community Worker
The Nook Children’s Program has international placement partnerships with Universities in Sweden and Germany.
The Nook is currently in need of in-kind items including:
- School supplies
- Arts and craft materials
- Sports & rec equipment
- Non-perishable snacks
- Current computers
- A good quality camera/ video camera
- Board games
- Kids shoes and toys
- Boxes of tissue
- Household plants and gardening materials