Volunteer Floater

(Arthritis Society, Ontario Division)

Position ID: V-MID0703 Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 Last Full Update: 29 Nov 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactChristine Bilsky, Education Coordinator, The Arthritis Society; Phone: 416-979-7228 ext 3535; Email: cbilsky@arthritis.ca
DutiesVolunteer Floater Job Description (Minimum Age of 19) 
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Arthritis Society is recruiting for dedicated, caring and enthusiastic FLOATERS to volunteer at Camp Cambria, a camp for children living with arthritis, from August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018 inclusive (pre-training required). 
Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON 
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: ▪ Supporting the Camp Director and Program Staff in running and implementation of daily activities, lending support, where necessary, in order to deliver high quality programs. ▪ Assist in the organization and supervision of campers within the scheduled activities and throughout the day, providing necessary breaks for our camp counsellors. ▪ Act as a positive role model to staff and campers, participating actively and enthusiastically in all camp activities. ▪ Under the guidance of the Camp Director and Program Staff, Floaters may also be assigned various administrative and program support duties, or provide additional support to transporters and camp counsellors. ▪ Ensure a high standard of health and safety of campers in all activities at camp. 
▪ Promote and support the mission of The Arthritis Society. 
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES: 
▪ Comprehensive understanding of the implications of living with arthritis, gained by living with arthritis and/or working/volunteering with people living with arthritis and / or chronic pain. 
▪ Valid CPR/First aid training certification. 
▪ Satisfactory completion of Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification 
▪ Previous experience working with children in a camp and/or education setting 
▪ Passion for working with children of all ages. 
▪ Excellent leadership skills, teamwork and communication skills.
More Info Linkhttps://campcambria.campbrainstaff.com/
BenefitsVOLUNTEER BENEFITS: 
▪ Give back to the community and influence those living with arthritis. 
▪ Use specialized skills and talents while contributing to The Society’s mission. 
▪ Enhance and learn new skills. 
▪ Build connections and be part of a community.
Clients140 campers between the ages of 8-17 living with childhood arthritis.
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestChild Care ; Personal Support ; Program Coordination / Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Youth & Activity Camp Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; First Aid ; Leadership ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Team Work ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthOne Time / Special Event - August 19th, 2018 - August 25th, 2018
Interaction LevelLarge Group - 140 campers
SeasonsSummer
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationCamp Kodiak (located in McKellar, Ontario)
Number of PositionsMckellar 
 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job
Application Deadline01 May 2018
CostFree accommodations, food and travel.
Police CheckRequired
Start DateOn or after 19 Aug 2018
End Date25 Aug 2018
Agency Details
Organization NameArthritis Society, Ontario Division