Camp in the City Volunteer Posting 2018

Camp in the City Volunteers Needed:


If interested in volunteering this summer, please contact Kimberly Penton at kimberly.penton@gildasclubtoronto.org or Dani Taylor at dani.taylor@gildasclubtoronto.org. 416 214 9898 ext. 213 or ext. 211.

Process: Inquire and submit a resume to kimberly.penton@gildasclubtoronto.org by May 25th. Selected individuals will be interviewed. These time lines are in place, as we require a cleared vulnerable person's police check prior to starting your role (they take 3-6 weeks on average). We will accept a vulnerable person's police check from candidates if within 6 months from another school or organization.

If selected for an interview, forms will be sent to you for completion, including an application and references.

Candidates offered a role following the interview will have to complete a vulnerable person's police check form (we will provide), and must be available to attend the Camp Orientation and Training on either Tuesday June 19th or Thursday June 21st 6-8pm.

Note: These time lines are in place, as we require a cleared vulnerable person's police check prior to starting your role (they take 3-6 weeks on average). We will accept a vulnerable person's police check from candidates if within 6 months.

Space is limited so apply today!

Purpose: Volunteers are needed to help make a difference in the lives of children touched by cancer by providing support during one of 3 weeks at Camp in the City, held during the month of July at Gilda's Club Greater Toronto.

Number of Volunteers, Dates, Hours and Duties: (Camps are held over three weeks)

-2 volunteers per day are needed for the Teen Leadership Camp from Tuesday July 3 - Friday July 6th (approx. hours 9-5pm).

-5 volunteers per day for Kids Camp from Monday July 9th - Friday July 13th (approx. hours 8-4:30pm) Volunteers will act as 'buddies' to children aged 4-12 while they attend this day camp. Assisting with activities and attending outings throughout the city.

-5 Volunteers per day for Tween Camp Monday July 16th - Friday July 20th (approx. hours 8-4:30pm) Volunteers support 'tweens' ages 9-13 while they attend this day camp. Assisting with activities and attending outings throughout the city.

Skills Required:
-reliable, punctual and able to commit to the camp week
-initiative, high level of energy and enthusiasm to help with programs, trips, snack preparation -ability to take direction and interact well with others -must enjoy children/teens -experience in childcare or camp leadership preferred -proven effective communication skills with children and youth. -First aid training an asset

Requirements:
-resume, application, references, interview, vulnerable person's police check, attendance at an interview and Orientation and Training are required for this role. -contact us for an application and to book an in-person interview -must be available to attend one of the Orientation and Training Session dates

Additional Information about Gilda's Club:
Our inclusive program of support, education and social interaction for the “whole family”- adults, children and teens as well as their family and friends is offered in a home-like setting and provided FREE of charge to members. Gilda’s members are given the tools and information they need to help them create their own support plan. By being part of the Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto community, members are able to draw strength and the collective wisdom of people sharing similar life experiences.

That is why Gilda's Club focuses on providing support in as many ways as possible. From traditional support groups (adults, teens and children) facilitated by mental health professionals, to educational sessions with expert speakers, arts-based and digital storytelling programs, healthy lifestyles workshops and recreational and social events.

Check out our video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFZA_xG4mjs

Required language: English

Transportation: Close to subway station, bus or streetcar stop. Funding not provided except on outings/trips

Minimum age: 18 yrs.

Minimum hours: 40 hours over 1 week

Accessibility: Building is accessible.

Intersection: College/Spadina