Play Leader

Play with children up to age 17 in the waiting area while they wait for their appointment or when their parents are in consultation with staff;

  • Create a pleasant, structured environment for children;
  • Interact with children and observe their social skills with other children and adults;
  • Discuss children’s interaction styles and playroom activities with therapists treating the children and their families when necessary.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age;
  • Must commit to volunteer a two-hour time shift at least once a week for at least one semester (fall, spring, or summer);
  • Must be able to engage children with age appropriate games, art projects, and so forth;
  • Must be able to make objective observations about child behavior;
  • Must have willingness to initiate discussions about playroom problems and achievements with therapist and administrative staff;
  • Must attend a one-hour orientation; and
  • Must undergo a criminal background check.

For more information on being a volunteer play leader contact volunteer@austinchildguidance.org or 512-451-2242, ext 105.