Program Assistant Job Description

The Program Assistant Intern will be responsible for assisting Centre staff with programs and events at the Centre. This placement would best suit individuals who are self-motivated, interested in gaining hands-on experience in working with seniors, and are passionate about community development.


Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Assisting with daily operations at the Centre, including program set-up and take-down, cleaning and tidying, and lunch service.
  • Assist with the Centre‚Äôs special events, including fundraisers, book sales, celebrations, and outings. This may include helping with decorations, food preparation, food service, and clean-up.
  • Be attentive to the needs of Centre members, socializing with them and assisting them as needed (this may include some physical assistance to individuals with mobility limitations).
  • Communicate and work effectively with the Executive Director, Office Administrator, and Program Coordinator.
  • We operate as a small, collaborative team. As such, some other tasks may be required.


  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • An interest in working with older adults and a good understanding of the social and physical barriers to activity experienced by older adults.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with an ability to multitask and handle a variety of tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff, volunteers, and older adult Centre members of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Benefits & Training

  • Intern will receive a one day orientation at the start of their internship, as well as on-going support and feedback from their supervisor.
  • Intern will gain practical experience and professional skills in a non-profit, grassroots environment.
  • Intern will have an opportunity to be directly involved in community development and make a lasting, meaningful impact on the lives of older adults in our community.
  • Reference letters will be available for interns at the end of their internships.