Daycamp Assistant Position Description

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Daycamp Assistant Position Description

  1. 1. Recreation Facility Services Branch Volunteer Position Description Position Title: Daycamp Assistant Purpose/Goals of Position: To help ensure the safety of campers at all times while keeping them engaged in the structured activities. Purpose/Goals of Unit: To lead in the development and delivery of outstanding neighborhood, recreation, social, cultural, fire, and emergency medical services and facilities. Responsibilities: -Assist camp leaders with facilitating games and activities -Assist with supervising campers and ensuring they are safe at all times -Act as a role model for all campers -Communicate any problems as they arise Training & Supervision All Daycamp Assistant volunteers are required to attend the annual Daycamp Training sessions held in June. At these sessions, volunteers gain knowledge on the facilities, how to facilitate a game or activity, safety procedures, etc. Daycamp Assistants also receive a Daycamp Volunteer Manual as a reference tool. Requirements: -Minimum of 13 years old -Previous volunteer experience an asset -Energy and enthusiasm -Interest in working with children Health & Safety: Complete a Hazard Assessment of the volunteer position and review the assessment with the volunteer. Benefits: -Gain experience working with children and facilitating activities -Meet and work with diverse groups of people -Be evaluated on your performance and receive a letter of reference (if requested) -Receive an invitation to the end of season Volunteer Party -Receive a volunteer t-shirt. Time Commitment: Volunteers must commit to a minimum of two, full week (Monday – Friday) camps in July and August. Volunteer shifts are typically from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Supervisor Contact: Kim Rost (Attractions Camps) 780- 293-4681 Lisa Scheuer (Leisure Programs Camps) 780-496-7982 Jody Nelson (Active Living & Wellness Camps) 780-496-2901 Leah Prokuda (Splashy Art Camp) 780-496-6959 attractionsdaycampassistants-100608123536-phpapp02.doc 06/08/2010

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