Spring Break camp volunteers assist Camp Leaders to prepare and conduct outdoor, hands-on, activity-based camps at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Camp programs are designed to foster inquiry, discovery, understanding and appreciation for nature, and the importance of plants in our lives.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Camp Leaders to conduct nature-based activities for groups of children aged 5-10
  • Assist Camp Leaders in providing a fun, welcoming, safe, and secure environment for all campers
  • Assist in preparing and cleaning up from the day’s activities

 

Skills, Attitudes, Knowledge Required:

  • A love of nature and respect for the environment
  • Comfortable working with children aged 5-10
  • Patient, positive, flexible, and fun-loving
  • Comfortable standing, walking, and kneeling throughout the shift
  • Must pass a criminal record background check (free for volunteers)
  • Eager to spend time outdoors in any weather

 

Volunteer Benefits: 

  • An opportunity to inspire and educate children
  • Enhance leadership, group management, and interpretive skills 
  • Opportunity to work with educational professionals in a well-respected non-profit
  • Contribute your time and talents in an impactful way for a worthwhile cause
  • Learn about nature including ecology, botany, sustainability, gardening, and more

 

Time Commitment:

Spring Break camp operates Monday to Friday from March 16th to 27th. Daily camp themes vary. Volunteers can choose from the following (at minimum):

  • Work EVERY morning or afternoon from 8:45am-12:30pm or 12:15-4:15 pm for one week
  • Work any two full days of camp from 8:45am-4:15pm

 

Training and Orientation:

  • A mandatory training session will take place on March 12th from 4:30pm to 7:00 pm.

 

Supervisory Relationships/liaison: Candidate will be supervised by, and liaise with, the camp leaders, the Assistant Director of Education, and the Director of Education.

 

Authority/Decision Making: Guidance and problem solving involving children requires direct supervision from camp leaders.

 

 

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