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Position: Urban Summer Camp Volunteer
Organization: the p.i.n.e. project
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Start date: Monday 25 June 2018 (training), and 1 week of your choice/availability between July 3 and Aug 24
Duration: 1-9 week contracts available
Hours: Monday - Friday, approx. 8am - 4pm.

About the p.i.n.e. project:

The p.i.n.e. project is a registered charity created to celebrate the wonders of the natural world in the urban jungle. Our mission is to inspire healthy, lifelong connections between people and nature through outdoor-based learning and play. During the summer months, the p.i.n.e. project runs highly sought-after day camps at two locations in Toronto, and an overnight camp in Haliburton. During the School Year (Sep – Jun), we run programs for youth, adults, and families in the Toronto area. Please visit our website for more information at pineproject.org

Position summary:

The p.i.n.e. project is seeking Volunteers for our Summer Day Camps in Toronto. This position is ideal for those looking to build experience working with kids, learn about nature and survival, and be mentored by experienced outdoor educators, while supporting the delivery of our summer programs.

You’ll receive excellent training in nature connection and inquiry-based learning from our highly skilled Camp Directors. Throughout the summer, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know the park’s incredible ecosystem, gain survival and wilderness skills and knowledge, and learn to pass on your skills and knowledge to campers in inspiring ways, using our highly effective mentoring methodology. In the words of a past staff member:

Working at the p.i.n.e. project brought about a real turning point in my teaching career which I will celebrate the rest of my life. Looking to learn how to better help children become resilient, I joined the p.i.n.e. project. Working alongside awesome mentors I developed my own wilderness survival skills - fire making, foraging, cooking, crafts, tracking, shelter making - to name just a few. And my experience learning a new way to teach and mentor has been invaluable. - Miriam Snell

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Support creating learning and recreational experiences with campers ages 4-12 in nature
  • Support groups of up to 12 campers with Lead instructor
  • Support development of camp culture by participating in skits, songs, and games
  • Integrate into camp culture
  • Support and participate in program planning, development, and prep/debrief meetings
  • Participate in staff training week and camp social events
  • Be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Valid Police Vulnerable Sectors Check
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR-C or higher (preferred)

Volunteers must:

  • Be enthusiastic, outgoing, and flexible
  • Be able and willing to work as part of a team
  • Have good communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Identify with p.i.n.e.'s mission statement and core values
  • Have a desire to further their own naturalist/wilderness skills, mentoring techniques, and/or nature connection through professional development opportunities with p.i.n.e. staff members

Application procedure:

Please submit a resume and cover letter in a single PDF to: lee(at)pineproject(dot)org using the subject line: Camp Volunteer 2018: [Your Name]”. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

No phone calls please.

The p.i.n.e. project is committed to creating resilient, diverse and vibrant communities. We recognize people from diverse professional, cultural and educational backgrounds. As such, applicants who do not have all of the stated skills and feel they would make a positive contribution to the community are encouraged to apply. Please address these differences in the cover letter.

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GoodWork ID: 45377       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Apr 26 2018