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Therapeutic Farm and Nature Summer Day Camp Volunteer

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Therapeutic Farm and Nature Summer Day Camp Volunteer
Date Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Organization Name: Fiddlehead Care Farm
Organization Contact: Stephanie Deaken
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: You may consider this opportunity if you are looking to have a fun and fulfilling summer experience and make a positive impact in the lives of children and youth with a variety of needs.
Volunteering at FCF will allow you to gain personal and/or professional growth, hands-on experience and learning about unique camp and farm life as well as volunteer and/or community service hours.
Type of Organization: Child and Family Service
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Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Youth
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: - Provide individual assistance needed to promote each camper to experience success, enjoyment, and maximize inclusion and participation in camp activities
- Help each camper meet their camp goals including: increasing independence, practicing social skills, building peer relationships and increasing self-confidence
- Support and work as part of a staff and volunteer team
- Assist in set up and clean-up of activities
- Adhere to all of camp’s policies and regulations
- Lead fun and interesting programs for children and youth (Optional- bring your creative ideas!)
- Able to work independently and carry out any other responsibilities as designated by the FCF staff
- Helping create a non-judgemental, respectful and safe space for individuals with differences
Sample Tasks:
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Orangeville and area
  • Shelburne and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): Yes
Does this opportunity relate to COVID-19: No
Commitment Length / Duration: One Time Event (several hours to several days for a particular initiative which is time limited)
Training Required:
  • None
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Thursday, August 31, 2023
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for Children / Youth
  • Support for persons with disabilities
  • Education / Mentoring / Tutoring
  • Sports / Recreation / Leisure / Coaching
  • Agricultural / Animals / Animal Services
  • Conservation / Gardening / Horticulture / Nature / Trails / Environment
Skills / Experience: - A high school graduate or equivalent
- Desire and ability to work with children in a variety of outdoors activities
- Prior experience working with children and/or persons with special needs beneficial but not necessary
- Ability to be flexible and to respond and adapt to a fast-paced, changing environment
- First Aid & CPR certifications considered an asset
- A satisfactory Criminal Record Check. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date. FCF will provide applicable instructions and paperwork upon request
-Training dates TBD
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