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Positions: March Break - Assistant Camp Counsellors (age 15 and up)
Organization: Evergreen
Location: Downtown Toronto, Don River Valley, Ontario

Help city kids connect to nature at Evergreen’s March Break Camp from Monday, March 11 – Friday March 15, 2019!


(1) Assistant Camp Counsellors (16+)

Assistant Camp Counsellors (16+) work alongside camp staff to lead outdoor educational (and fun) programming for campers aged 6-12 years in discovering nature in the city. Activities include urban-outdoor exploration, cooking, building, wild-crafting and interactive outdoor games and activities.

Assistant Camp Counsellors help lead groups of children, prepare for activities, over-see programs and ensure all campers are having a good time discovering the green side of the city.

What you bring. You:

  • Enjoy and have recent experience working with children.
  • Are comfortable leading a group, facilitating games/activities and are familiar with the basic aspects of nature and ecology.
  • Love working outside and are a reliable team player. Outdoor/environmental education and first aid training is an asset but not required.
  • *Are 16 years old or older*
  • Applicants 15 years of age, please apply for the Junior Assistant Camp Counsellor position.

When & where: March Break Camp takes place at Evergreen Brick Works (EBW), 550 Bayview Ave, with programming happening both on-site and in the adjacent City of Toronto park.

*Assistant Camp Counsellors must commit to the full week, Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15 | 8:30am-4:30pm*

How we’ll support you: There will be a *mandatory* training session on Saturday, March 2| 10am-3pm at Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) with additional field and program training happening on the job from staff and experienced volunteers. Training includes program overview, safety protocols and game/activity facilitation. All volunteers will receive an Evergreen orientation package.

Perks: You’ll get to work with kids outside and learn more about nature-based education. You’ll inspire young minds and be part of a dynamic team of staff and volunteers. Certificates recognizing the achievement of outdoor education skills will be provided, along with an Evergreen t-shirt!

Good to know:

  • Prospective volunteers will be contacted for a phone interview.
  • Successful candidates are required to have an acceptable Police Records Check (We help you with this).
  • Evergreen runs a free shuttle bus from Broadview Station and Castle Frank is a short walk from EBW.
  • March Break camp runs rain or shine, and even snow, so be prepared to work in all weather conditions.
  • There is an opportunity to support the extended care program from 3:30-5:30pm.

How to Apply / Contact

If this sounds like you:

  1. Please create a volunteer profile with us by clicking here. Clicking ‘fill in an application’ on the top right of your screen and be sure to update your personal profile to include information on why you want to volunteer and any relevant experience with children, camps or the outdoors. Deadline to apply for this role is Monday February 25th
  2. On your online profile be sure to upload a current resume, including the name of one reference. Your reference can be an employer, teacher or volunteer supervisor who we will be calling.

If you have any questions about this role, please reach out to Leah Silverman (Camp Director) at lsilverman@evergreen.ca and she would be happy to respond.


(2) Junior Assistant Camp Counsellors (age 15)

Junior Assistant Camp Counsellors work alongside camp staff and other volunteers to lead outdoor educational (and fun) programming for campers aged 6-12 years in discovering nature in the city. Activities include urban-outdoor exploration, cooking, building, wild-crafting and interactive outdoor games and activities.

Junior Assistant Camp Counsellors help lead groups of children, prepare for activities, over-see programs and ensure all campers are having a good time discovering the green side of the city.

What you bring. You:

  • Enjoy and have recent experience working with children.
  • Are comfortable leading a group, facilitating games/activities and are familiar with the basic aspects of nature and ecology.
  • Love working outside and are a reliable team player. Outdoor/environmental education and first aid training is an asset but not required.
  • *Are 15 years old*
  • Applicants 16+ please apply for the Assistant Camp Counsellor position.

When & where: March Break Camp takes place at Evergreen Brick Works (EBW), 550 Bayview Ave, with programming happening both on-site and in the adjacent City of Toronto park.

*Junior Assistant Camp Counsellors must commit to the full week, Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15 | 8:30am-4:30pm*

How we’ll support you: There will be a *mandatory* training session on Saturday, March 2nd | 10am-3pm at Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) with additional field and program training happening on the job from staff and experienced volunteers. Training includes program overview, safety protocols and game/activity facilitation. All volunteers will receive an Evergreen orientation package.

Perks: You’ll get to work with kids outside and learn more about nature-based education. You’ll inspire young minds and be part of a dynamic team of staff and volunteers. Certificates recognizing the achievement of outdoor education skills will be provided, along with an Evergreen t-shirt!

Good to know:

  • Prospective volunteers will be contacted for a phone interview.
  • Successful candidates are required to have an acceptable Police Records Check (We help you with this).
  • Evergreen runs a free shuttle bus from Broadview station and Castle Frank is a short walk from EBW.
  • March Break camp runs rain or shine, and even snow, so be prepared to work in all weather conditions.
  • There is an opportunity to support the extended care program from 3:30-5:30pm.

If this sounds like you:

  1. Please create a profile with us by clicking here, and then on ‘fill in an application’ on the top right of your screen. Be sure to update your personal profile to include information on why you want to volunteer and any relevant experience with children, camps or the outdoors. Deadline to apply for this role is Monday February 25th by 5pm!
  2. On your online profile be sure to upload a current resume, including the name of one reference. Your reference can be an employer, teacher or volunteer supervisor who we will be calling.

If you have any questions about this role, please reach out to Leah Silverman (Camp Director) at lsilverman@evergreen.ca and she would be happy to respond.

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

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 4 2019    ID: 50993