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VOLUNTEER POSITION

Position: Assistant Camp Counsellor 
Organization: High Park Nature Centre
Location: High Park, Toronto, Ontario

Assistant Camp Counsellors will be paired with a staff member and 6- 10 children during the summer months to aid in delivering outdoor nature-based camp programs. Camp participants range from from ages 4-16 years depending on the week.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assisting staff to deliver outdoor nature interpretation programs and activities for campers aged 4-16

  • Role modeling respect and appreciation for the natural world

  • Supervision of children during swim time (only for Cicadas and Dragonfly groups)

  • Helping maintain the cleanliness of the Nature Centre

What we are looking for:

  • Experience in or interest in working with children aged 4-16 years 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:

  • Mandatory orientation/training session (dates below) prior to the start of camp

  • Reference letter can be provided at your request

  • Completion of high school volunteer hours

  • An opportunity to learn from and shadow Outdoor Educators

  • An opportunity to learn about the ecology of High Park

Commitment: We prefer those who can commit to (a) full week(s) of camp

Shifts: Monday to Friday 8:00-4:00pm or 8:30- 4:30pm

Application Process

1. Submit your resume and fill out a volunteer application at http://www.highparknaturecentre.com/volunteer/?doing_wp_cron=1494189958.2230811119079589843750 DUE June, 5th 2017

2. Group interview at the High Park Nature Centre

3. Two professional references contacted (employer, supervisor, teacher/professor)

4. Police record check for individuals 18 years and older (fee reimbursed after 10 hours of volunteering)

5. Volunteer orientation Sunday, June 18th 1pm- 4pm OR Wednesday, June 28th 1pm- 4pm

DUE June, 5th 2017

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GoodWork ID: 40251       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: May 8 2017