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VOLUNTEER POSITION

Help kids connect with nature and discover the green side of the city at Evergreen Adventure Camp!

Position: Evergreen Adventure Camp – Assistant Camp Counsellor (Age 16+)
Organization: Evergreen
Location: Downtown Toronto, Don River Valley, Ontario

Application Deadline: May 26th, 2017

Start date/term of position: Minimum 2 weeks, 8 hours/day, between July 4, 2017 and September 1, 2017

Photo: Mike Derblich

Assistant Camp Counsellors will work alongside staff and volunteers to lead outdoor programming for campers aged 6-15 years old. Primary tasks include preparing and supervising activities, ensuring campers are having fun, and participating in our active programming such as cycling, urban-outdoor exploration, gardening, cooking, and more!

What You Bring:

  • Experience working with children
  • Comfortable leading a group as well as facilitating games/activities
  • Familiarity with basic aspects of nature and ecology
  • Comfortable working outside in various weather conditions (i.e., rain, heat, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Must be 16 years old or older
  • Must have a Valid Police Record Check (if you are 18 years old or older)*
  • Outdoor/environmental education and first aid training considered an asset
  • *NOTE: Police Checks will be initiated and paid for by Evergreen, as part of the screening process.

Your Commitment: Assistant Camp Counsellors must commit to at least two full weeks of camp during the summer. Camp runs July 4th to Sept 1st with full 8-hour days of volunteering running either 8:30am-4:30pm or 9:30am-5:30pm from Monday to Friday.

Camp Location: Evergreen Adventure Camp takes place at Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Ave) with programming happening both on-site and in the adjacent City of Toronto park. Evergreen runs a free shuttle bus from Broadview station, while Castle Frank station is just a short walk to our site.

How We’ll Support You: There will be mandatory training sessions on June 26-28, with additional training happening on the job from staff and experienced volunteers. Mandatory training will include a program overview, safety protocols, and game/activity facilitation tips.

Perks: As an Assistant Camp Councillor, you will have the opportunity to inspire young minds to love nature and gain outdoor skills, while teaching and learning about nature-based education in the city. By becoming a volunteer, you’ll also get an Evergreen t-shirt!

To become an Assistant Camp Counsellor you will need to:

  • Click here to fill out the application in the upper right hand corner by Friday, May 26. Please make sure to submit your cover letter and resume as one document. In your cover letter, please let us know why you are interested in this volunteer opportunity.
  • Participate in a brief phone interview.
  • Participate in an in-person group interview.
  • Provide contact information for one reference and begin the police record check process (if you are 18 years old or older).

Already an Evergreen Volunteer: Log into your volunteer account to apply and update your profile as necessary.

Prospective volunteers will be contacted regarding next steps.

Accessibility Statement: Evergreen welcomes volunteer applications from persons of diverse backgrounds and is an equal opportunity organization. Accommodation will be always be provided as required under Evergreens Accommodation policy. Please make your needs known in advance.

Contact: If you have any questions about this volunteer role, email jpelow mask evergreen.ca* .

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GoodWork ID: 40032       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Apr 28 2017