Eco Camp Assistant, Spring Break 2019

Number of volunteers required: 8

Application closing date: March 4, 2019

Description

Do you like working with children and spending time outdoors? Tap into your passion and help connect young people with nature by being an Eco Camp Assistant this spring!

This spring break, Stanley Park Ecology Society is running day camps for children ages 7 – 11 in Stanley Park. This is an incredible learning opportunity for volunteers to become more familiar with outdoor leadership and develop skills working with children. It is also a chance to empower children to connect with nature in meaningful ways.

 

Time commitment

We are looking for four volunteers per week to help with Eco Camp. Volunteers must commit to at least a one week session between March 18th and 29th and can choose a half-day morning or afternoon shift.

 

Duties

As an Eco Camp Assistant, you will:

  • Assist Camp Leaders with various camp activities and supervision of campers
  • Oversee Eco Camp aftercare (4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)
  • Be a positive role model to the children at camp and to the other camp assistants
  • Attend a half-day training session before camp starts

 

Training

Mandatory training will commence on Saturday, March 16th. 

 

Benefits

  • Gain leadership experience working with children
  • Develop environmental education skills
  • Become familiar with local ecosystems, plants and animals
  • Network with professional environmental educators
  • Meet like minded people
  • Contribute to the next generation’s understanding and appreciation of nature
  • Attend the season-end volunteer appreciation party.

 

Requirements

  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills
  • Willingness to work outdoors, rain or shine
  • Experience working with elementary school children would be an asset but not required
  • Applicants must be at minimum currently enrolled in grade 11

 

Application Procedure

Email your cover letter and resume to:
Tobias Jones, Volunteer Coordinator at: vols@stanleyparkecology.ca

Please put "Eco Camp Assistant" -and your name in Subject Heading.

We thank all applicants but only those selected will be contacted.