Arts Explosion Camp Counsellor (Guelph Dance)

(Guelph Dance)

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Position ID: V-GUE0264 Last Modified: 21 Jun 2019 Last Full Update: 21 Jun 2019
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementMake a difference in the lives of some great kids!
ContactLeslie Fisher, Outreach and Development Manager, Guelph Dance; Phone: (226) 978-4784; Email:
DutiesVolunteers will assist instructors during dance, music, theatre and visual arts classes, and provide supervision and assistance to campers during the lunch break.
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BenefitsA fun experience for those interested in the arts and a great opportunity to work with children of all abilities and ages. Perfect experience for future camp counsellors, teachers, teaching artists, and youth workers.
ClientsChildren between the ages of 4 and 13 years old.
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Event Coordination & Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Music & Performing Arts ; Youth & Activity Camp Support ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceVolunteers must be comfortable working with children and willing and able to be physically active and give and follow directions. Volunteers must be 14 years of age and starting grade 9 in September Minimum. This is a high energy group so volunteers must be prepared to engage with campers, be on feet most of the day, and maintain enthusiasm. Volunteers must also be willing to support the instructors as needed. 
Creativity, good communication, leadership and interpersonal skills are considered an asset. Preference given to individuals with experience working with children, in a team environment and basic First Aid.
Commitment LengthOne Time / Special Event ; Short Term (Up to 4 months) ; Camp Summer runs over 4 weeks July 2-5, July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 22-26, 2019 
While preference will be given to people who can commit to volunteering to week long sessions, Guelph Dance will also accept those who can only commit to certain days (2 days minimum commitment). Volunteers are needed from either 8:30-3:30 pm or 9:30-4:30 pm. Friday until 4:30pm.
Interaction LevelLarge Group
Minimum Hours14 (Total)
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationRiver Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St, Guelph, ON and Guelph Youth Dance Studios 42 Quebec Street, Guelph
Number of PositionsGuelph: 60 individual(s) 
60 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Scheduled training - June 28th, 11am-1pm or July 7th, 2pm -4pm ; Orientation and training required before starting volunteer role.
TransportationNear public transit
Application Deadline19 Jul 2019
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVolunteers will spend time outside with the children during lunch breaks, weather appropriate clothing is required. Volunteers will need to bring/wear comfortable clothing and bring their own lunch and drinks (nut-free please). A police check is required for Leaders over the age of 18. These checks must be obtained from the Guelph Police in advance of camps. The police checks are free to volunteers.
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Start DateOn or after 02 Jul 2019
Display Until19 Jul 2019
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Organization NameGuelph Dance
Office Phone519-780-2220
Address & Map
10C Shared Space
2J-42 Carden St
Guelph, ON N1H 3A2
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