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

Start date: Monday 24 June 2019
Duration: One week minimum.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm, with additional hours as required.

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

Start Date: One week minimum, Monday - Friday 8am – 4pm during weeks

  • July 2- 5,
  • July 8 -12,
  • July 15 -19,
  • July 22-26,
  • July 29 - August 2,
  • August 6-9,
  • August 12-16,
  • August 19-23,

*Must be available to attend Training - June 24-28*

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers at p.i.n.e. earn valuable experience in our unique mentoring approach, develop their wilderness skills and proficiency, and gain opportunities to learn new in-depth naturalist skills from our experienced staff. Our staff are a community of mentors and avid learners. If you’re looking to learn new skills and knowledge about nature, education and working with youth, there is no better place!


  • assist in providing positive learning and recreational experiences for children and youth ages 0-13 and their parents.

  • assist in the supervision of educational and recreational activities.

  • assist p.i.n.e. instructors with program set-up and delivery.

  • be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • be available for at least one program session for the full 5 days, including 30 min of preparation/organization time at the beginning of each program and the end of each program.


Volunteers must:

  • be enthusiastic, outgoing, and flexible

  • have experience working with children

  • be able and willing to work as part of a team

  • have good communication, time management, and organizational skills

  • identify with our mission statement and core values

  • have a desire to further their own naturalist/primitive skills, mentoring techniques, and/or nature connection through professional development opportunities with p.i.n.e. staff members.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience and/or interest in the following areas:

  • outdoor and environmental education

  • naturalist knowledge

  • survival/wilderness skills

  • working in camp settings

  • experience with p.i.n.e. or affiliate organizations around North America


Please note all staff and volunteers must attend training, to be outlined by the volunteer coordinator.

Interested applicants are asked to forward their cover letter and resume by email to Lee Earl, lee(at)pineproject(dot)org . Please use the subject line: Volunteer Application: [Your Name] – [Summer Day Camp]. Be sure to include your availability in your cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but regret that we are only able to respond to those selected for interviews.

Please note that all volunteers working directly with children will require a Vulnerable Sectors check through their local police station.

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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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 28 2019    ID: 53679