Stanley Park EcoCamp Volunteer

Number of volunteers required: 16

Application closing date: June 22, 2018

Description

Like working with children? Like spending time in the woods? Tap into your passion and help connect young people with nature by being an EcoCamp Volunteer this summer!

This summer, Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is running day camp for children ages 7 – 11 in Stanley Park. This is an incredible learning opportunity for volunteers to become more familiar with the Park, develop their skills working with children, and help empower children to connect with nature in meaningful ways.

 

Time commitment

The camps run from July 9 to August 31, with camps running Monday to Friday. There are two volunteer shifts each day:

  • 8:00am to 12:30pm 
  • 12:00pm to 4:30pm

 

Duties

As an EcoCamp Volunteer, you will:

  • Assist SPES Educators with various operational and educational activities
  • Assist in supervision and group management of campers
  • Be a positive role model to the children and to the other camp EcoCamp Volunteers

 

Training

Training will be provided during your first shift. 

 

Benefits

  • Gain leadership experience working with children
  • Build your resume
  • Network with great people
  • Contribute to the next generation’s understanding and appreciation of nature
  • Attend the season-end volunteer appreciation party in August

 

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
  • Ability to pass a criminal record check with vulnerable sector search
  • 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: "EcoCamp Volunteer" - and your name in Subject Heading.

Priority for shifts will go to returning applicants and early applicants. We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

Email: vols@stanleyparkecology.ca
Phone: 604-681-7099
Address: Stanley Park Ecology Society, PO Box 5167, Vancouver, BC V6B 4B2