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Position: Summer Camp Support Volunteer
Organization: High Park Nature Centre
Location: High Park, Toronto, Ontario

Summer Camp Support Volunteers will aid and support staff in a variety of roles. They will take a lead role during summer months with setting up and leading camp wide activities, along with maintenance of the building. This differs from the teaching role as Support Volunteers will not be paired with a group of campers. Therefore, we are looking for mature volunteers who take initiative and have strong leadership skills.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Setting up crafts and activities

  • Aiding staff to lead camp wide games and activities

  • Aiding with supervision of children during lunch time

  • Aiding with supervision of children during swim time

  • Aiding with supervision of children during Aftercare

  • Pet care and maintenance

  • Role modeling respect and appreciation for the natural world to children

  • Helping maintain the cleanliness of the Nature Centre

What we are looking for:

  • Mature volunteers who are looking to take on a lead role

  • Experience in or interest in working with children aged 4-16 years in an educational/recreational setting

  • Enthusiasm!

  • Excellent oral communication skills and interpersonal skills

  • Dedication to and understanding of environmental issues

  • Ability to climb steep slopes and walk rugged terrain

  • Ability to be outside in all weather conditions (e.g. rain, sunshine, extreme heat)

  • Nature interpretation skills, knowledge of local ecology is a strong asset

  • Must be 15 years of age or older

  • Valid police record check for individuals 18 years and older

What we provide you:

  • Mandatory orientation/training session (dates below) prior to the start of camp

  • Reference letter can be provided at your request

  • Completion of high school volunteer hours

  • An opportunity to learn from and shadow Outdoor Educators

  • An opportunity to learn about the ecology of High Park

Commitment: We prefer those who can commit to (a) full week(s) of camp

Shifts: Monday to Friday 9:30- 5:30 pm

Application Process

1. Submit your resume and fill out a volunteer application DUE June, 5th 2017

2. Group interview at the High Park Nature Centre

3. Two professional references contacted (employer, supervisor, teacher/professor)

4. Police record check for individuals 18 years and older (fee reimbursed after 10 hours of volunteering)

5. Volunteer orientation Sunday, June 18th 1pm- 4pm OR Wednesday, June 28th 1pm- 4pm

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GoodWork ID: 40252       Date posted to May 8 2017