Arts Explosion Camp Counsellor (Guelph Dance)

(Guelph Dance)

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Position ID: V-GUE0264 Last Modified: 31 Mar 2022 Last Full Update: 31 Mar 2022
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, yoga, mindfulness and visual arts classes, and provide supervision and assistance to campers during breaks.
Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being ; Quality Education ; Gender Equality ; Decent Work and Economic Growth ; Reduced Inequality ; Partnerships to achieve the Goal
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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 should have an interest in working with children and willing and able to be physically active and give and follow directions. Volunteers must be 14 years of age minimum or going into grade 9.  
This is a high energy group, volunteers will have the opportunity to to engage with campers, exercise leadership skills, be creative and encourage creativity, lead games and activities, support teaching artists and build relationship with campers, peers and instructors. 
Creativity, good communication, leadership and interpersonal skills are considered an asset. Preference given to individuals with experience working with children, working in a team environment and basic First Aid.
Commitment LengthOne Time / Special Event ; Short Term (Up to 4 months) ; Summer Arts Explosion Camp 
Week 1- July 4-8, 2022 
Week 2 -July 11-15, 2022 
Week 3 -July 18-22, 2022  
Week 4 - July 25-29, 2022 
While preference will be given to people who can commit volunteering to a full week long session, Guelph Dance will also accept those who can only commit to certain days (3 day 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 Hours24 / Week
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 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training - To be determined ; Orientation and training required before starting volunteer role.
TransportationNear public transit
Application Deadline11 Jun 2022
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.  
Follow COVID safety protocols and Public Health guidelines in place at the time of camp.
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End Date29 Jul 2022
Display Until17 Jun 2022
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Organization NameGuelph Dance
Office Phone519-780-2220
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42 Carden St
Guelph, ON N1H 3A2
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