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Help children connect with nature and discover the natural wonders of the Don Valley!

Position: Evergreen Adventure Camp- Assistant Camp Counsellor
Organization: Evergreen
Location: Evergreen Brick Works, Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario

Assistant Camp Counsellors will work alongside experienced staff to lead outdoor programming for campers aged 6-15 years old. Primary tasks include activity preparation, assisting with supervision, and mentoring campers as they participate in cycling, hiking, cooking, whittling, and more!

What You Bring:

  • Experience working with children
  • Comfortable leading a group as well as facilitating games/activities
  • Interest in 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 have a Valid Police Record Check*
  • Must be 16 years old or older (if you're 15 years old, apply for the Junior Assistant role here!)
  • Outdoor/environmental education experience 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 in July or August. Shifts are either 8:30 AM-4:30 PM or 9:30 AM-5:30 PM, from Monday to Friday.

Camp Location: Evergreen Adventure Camp takes place at Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Ave) with programming happening on-site and in adjacent City of Toronto parks. Evergreen runs a free daily shuttle bus from Broadview subway station.

How We’ll Support You: There will be mandatory training sessions on June 25-27, 2019, with additional skill development sessions taking place throughout the summer. Mandatory training in June 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, boost your outdoor skills and knowledge, and learn how to facilitate nature-based lessons in the city. By becoming a volunteer, you’ll also get an Evergreen t-shirt!

To Become an Assistant Camp Counsellor:

  1. Click here and fill out the application in the upper right hand corner. Please make sure your profile has your cover letter and resume as one document. On your cover letter, let us know why you are interested in this volunteer opportunity.
  2. Participate in a brief phone interview.
  3. Participate in an in-person group interview.
  4. Provide contact information for two references or send us a letter of recommendation.
  5. Begin the police record check process (initiated during the group interview).

Accessibility Statement: Evergreen welcomes volunteer applications from persons of diverse backgrounds and is an equal opportunity organization. Accommodation will 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 nmclaughlin@evergreen.ca .

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at GoodWork.ca.
 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 15 2019    ID: 53516