Eco Camp Assistant, Spring Break 2019

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Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Stanley Park Ecology Society
  • Environmental Interpretation
  • Event Helpers
Short term (Less than 6 months)
  • Youth (ages 13-18)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • 40 hour high school program
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Vancouver
2019-01-092019-03-04

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.

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

Qualifications:

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

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 likeminded people
  • Contribute to the next generation’s understanding and appreciation of nature
  • Attend the season-end volunteer appreciation party.

 

Position: Eco Camp Assistant

Location: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Start Date: March 18, 2019

End Date: March 29, 2019
Number of Available Positions: four/week

 

How to apply:

Email: 

1) A short description outlining why you would like to be part of this program

2) Your resume

 

Apply to: Tobias Jones vols@stanleyparkecology.ca

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

We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

The Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world and plays a leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through collaborative initiatives in education, research and conservation.

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