2024 YRES Summer Camp Volunteer - At Markham DHS

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Recruiting Organization: York Region Educational Services

About York Region Educational Services and this Opportunity:

York Region Educational Services (YRES) is a not-for-profit organization that provides individuals in the vicinity of York Region with free or affordable educational resources in a safe and supportive environment that inspires, motivates, and helps set the foundation for personal growth. We are seeking volunteers that are interested in supporting our Summer Camp at the Markham District High School, where you will be working alongside camp counsellors to provide a fun and safe environment for campers.

Key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Assist camp counsellors in leading small-group activities and team-building exercises, when instructed
  • Ensure campers are safe, supervised, and abiding by camp rules at all times
  • Communicate with campers, parents (occasionally), and other staff members
  • Attend meetings and training sessions as required in June
  • Assist with maintaining cleanliness and organization of the campsite
  • Support counsellors with snack and meal preparation
  • Help manage disciplinary issues and conflicts that may arise

Time commitment:

  • Camp runs from July 8 to August 16, 2024, from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays
  • There are three shift options: mornings at (8am to 12:30pm), afternoons at (12pm to 4:30pm), and full day (8am to 4:30pm)
  • Your commitment must be by the week (Monday to Friday), e.g., the week of July 8

Camp location: Markham District High School (89 Church St., Markham, ON L3P 2M3)

This is one of four locations across Richmond Hill, Markham, and Toronto/Scarborough.

A great candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • Must be 14+ years of age
  • At least 3 months of experience working with children, preferred
  • Ability to motivate children towards learning new skills
  • Collaboration skills
  • Self-management skills and the ability to demonstrate responsible, ethical, and professional conduct - YOU are the role model
  • Enthusiasm and passion towards working with children

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Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

This opportunity is recurringFalse

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Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


Sun Jul 07, 2024 - Fri Aug 16, 2024
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM


89 Church StreetMarkham, ON L3P 2M3Canada







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