Our Mission
About the Position
Position #: 2571
OrganizationSaanich Recreation
Position: Day Camp Helper - Gordon Head Recreation Centre - Various weeks in August
Location: 4100 Gordon Head Road, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: To strengthen and connect community through recreation volunteerism.
Description: Day Camp Helpers build relationships and have fun with campers ages 5.5-12 years who attend our various day camps based at our Recreation Centres and nearby parks. Connecting with children in a safe and playful atmosphere, the Helper role allows for additional participant engagement, supervision and fun.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Learn the names of the participants
•Follow the lead of staff
•Initiate games, introduce activities, attend to campers when they isolate
•Observe interactions of participants, re-directing when needed
•Model appropriate behavior and language
•Assist staff with set-up and take-down of activities and clean-up of space
•Provide additional supervision
•Converse, play with and engage children ages 5.5 – 12 years
•Report anything of concern to staff
Training Details: Orientation and Training (provided):
• Volunteer Application (Liability Waiver, Code of Conduct, Policies for Volunteers and Contractors)
• Child Protection/Vulnerable Persons Training
• Supervisor Meet and Match Interview
• Site and Role Orientation
Working Conditions: Knowledge, Skill and Qualification Requirements:
•14 years or older
•Proficient in the English language
•Clear current Criminal Records Check or Police Information Check
•Excellent communication
•Enthusiastic, well-organized, willing to learn
•Love working with children
•Appropriate personal boundaries when working with children
•Close-toed shoes, modest swim suit, towel, deck-shoes.
Commitment and schedule: Weekly commitment Monday through Friday. Shifts are generally 8:45am-4:00pm. Scheduling is flexible and will be decided upon between volunteer and Youth Programmer.
Minimum Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: 8:45am-4pm
Age: 14+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Recreation/Sports
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Stewardship, Playing
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation-culture/community-recreation-services/volunteer-with-saanich-recreation.html
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Gaileen Flaman
Address: 770 Vernon Avenue Victoria, V8X 2W7


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