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Summer Day Camp Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

  • 39 people are interested
Day Camp Assistant

Day Camp Assistants provide extra eyes, ears and hands to Camp Instructors who facilitate summer camp. Assistant tasks include setting up materials; serving snacks, assisting with games, crafts, tours and other learning activities, clean up; and foremost, watching for the safety of the children.

Day Camp volunteer shifts are: Monday-Friday

9:15 am-12:15 pm or 12:45 pm-3:45 pm, June 10 through August 30

Tue/Thur OR Mon/Wed/Fri shifts or full weeks are possible

Duties:

  • Provide a positive and encouraging example for children, ranging in age from 4-14.

  • Provide high quality supervision and engage children during parent pick-up and drop-off, lunch, and daily camp activities.

  • Support camp instructors by assisting with duties such as classroom set up and clean up, hands-on activities, games, story times, snack, bathroom breaks, and tours through the Zoo and Conservatory.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the camp instructor in making campers feel welcome, comfortable, and safe.

  • Assist the camp instructor in providing a fun, memorable and educational summer camp experience.

  • Listen, follow instructions, and carry out tasks as assigned. Take initiative - ask how you can be helpful.

  • Demonstrate respect and kindness around children, parents, Como staff, and fellow volunteers. Use the radio in a professional manner.

  • Dress for the weather: be clean and modest in summer wear and wear close-toed shoes.
  • Follow established procedures when working, as specified in the Volunteer Handbook.

  • Arrive on time, work scheduled shift or give advance notification of absence.

  • Fulfill training requirements and provide feedback to supervising staff.

Qualifications:

  • Be available to volunteer for shifts during 3 weeks over the summer - weekday am or pm

  • Be an adult or mature youth volunteer (16 years and older).

  • Submit to and have a positive result on a background check (if you are over 18).

  • Be physically able to bend, kneel, and assist 1:1 with tasks
  • Experience or strong interest in working with children ages 4-14.

  • Experience or interest in working in a summer camp setting.
  • Interest in plants and animals preferred but not required.

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About Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Location:

1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, MN 55103, US

Mission Statement

To inspire our public to value the presence of living things in our lives.

Description

For over 100 years, Marjorie McNeely Conservatory and Como Zoo in Saint Paul, Minnesota has charmed, educated and entertained millions of children and adults while fostering an appreciation of the natural world, helping to make Saint Paul the Most Livable City in America. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory welcomes 1.7 million visitors from around the world - the second biggest tourist attraction in Minnesota. The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is open 365 days; 10am-6pm from April-September and 10am-4pm from October -March . Admission to both the Como Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is always free and a voluntary donation is appreciated. Como relies heavily on the time and talent of a diverse group of volunteers day in and day out. "Be where you belong, experience the wonders of volunteering at Como"

For more information, visit www.comozooconservatory.org.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
Environment
Animals, Children & Youth, Environment

WHEN

Mon Jun 10, 2024 - Fri Aug 30, 2024

WHERE

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory1225 Estabrook DriveSaint Paul, MN 55103

(44.98186,-93.15141)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of a couple of shifts per week for 3 weeks throughout the summer
  • Volunteers are required to attend a two hour orientation session in May or June. Dates to be determined.

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