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VOLUNTEER POSITION

Position: French Kids Club Assistant
Organization: High Park Nature Centre
Location: High Park, 375 Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto, Ontario

French Kids Club Assistants will aid our educators in delivering programs to children aged 4 to 6 years old. This program offers children the opportunity to explore High Park and learn about natural history through nature-based and play-based learning completely in French.

Available Positions:
Les Petits Suisses Saturdays 1:00- 4:00 pm (4- 6 years)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assisting staff to deliver outdoor nature interpretation programs and activities for children aged 6 months to 16 year olds (depending on the club)
  • Role modeling respect and appreciation for the natural world
  • Aiding with set up and clean up before and after the program
  • Assist with the supervision of children while inside the Nature Centre and out on the trails.
  • Participate in club activities and encourage children to participate

What we are looking for:

  • Fluent in BOTH French and English
  • Experience in or interest in working with children 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:

  • Receive a discount on some of our adult workshops throughout your time as a volunteer
  • Participate in the evaluation of our volunteer program and contribute to ongoing enrichment of the program
  • Observe experienced educators teach environmental education in an outdoor setting
  • Gain valuable teaching experience by leading activities at your request and at the discretion of your staff leader
  • Receive a letter of reference upon request after 35 hours of volunteer work
  • Receive an I Love High Park T-shirt after 35 hours of volunteer work
  • Police record check reimbursement after 35 hours of volunteer work

Commitment: This position requires a commitment of approximately 3 hours every other week. Fall clubs run from September to December.

Start Date: September 2017

Location: High Park, 375 Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto

Application Process

1. Volunteer Application (https://www.highparknaturecentre.com/french-kids-club-assistant/?doing_wp_cron=1505739914.7066960334777832031250
2. Interview at the High Park Nature Centre
3. Two professional references contacted
4. Police record check (fee reimbursed by the High Park Nature Centre after 35 hours of volunteer work)

Orientation and Training:

Mandatory orientation will be held on a date TBA.

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GoodWork ID: 42391       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Aug 28 2017