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Position: EcoCamp Assistants
Organization: Stanley Park Ecology Society
Location: Vancouver, BC

Do you enjoy working with children and spending time outdoors? You can help connect young people with nature by volunteering as an EcoCamp Assistant this summer!

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) runs outdoor day camps for children ages 7 – 11 based in Stanley Park each spring and summer. This is an incredible opportunity to become familiar with the Park, gain experience working with children in an educational & outdoor setting, and help empower children to connect with nature in meaningful ways. EcoCamp Assistants will be working with camp staff to provide a quality day camp experience for kids in nature!

We are looking for multiple camp assistants to help with EcoCamp. Applicants must be available for a 5-hour training session during the weekend of June 26- 27, and commit to at least one week of camp (4 hour shifts).

Position: EcoCamp Assistant
Location: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Hours: Flexible – up to 20 hours/week in 4 hour shifts

EcoCamps run July 5 – September 3, 2021.

Duties:

As an EcoCamp Assistant you will:

  • Assist environmental educators in supervising campers and running activities
  • Be a positive role model to the children and to the other assistant counsellors
  • Provide leadership and participate enthusiastically in camp activities
  • Encourage respect for nature, personal property, camp equipment, and facilities
  • Communicate with SPES staff and other assistant counsellors to work as a team
  • Carry materials and equipment to and from locations within the Park
  • Help ensure campers are following Covid-19 guidelines
  • Sanitize and prepare camp equipment and resources

Requirements:

  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to pass a criminal record check with vulnerable sector search
  • Experience working with elementary school children would be an asset
  • Applicants must be at minimum currently enrolled in grade 11

Benefits:

  • Gain leadership and teaching experience working with children
  • Build your resume
  • Network with other great people
  • Contribute to the next generation’s understanding and appreciation of nature

Application Procedure:

Email Sasha Mark, our Volunteer Coordinator at: vols@stanleyparkecology.ca
Your email should include:

  • A short description outlining why you would like to be part of this program
  • Your resume

Please put: "EcoCamp Assistant" - and your name in Subject Heading.
Ex: EcoCamp Assistant – Jane Doe

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 4 2021    ID: 60147