Spring Nature Club Assistant
Volunteer Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
5d ago

Description & Details

Nature Club Assistants support our educators in delivering programs to children ages 6 months to 12 years old (depending on the club).

These programs offer children and their caregivers the opportunity to explore High Park and learn about natural history through nature-based and play-based learning.

What you’ll be doing :

  • Helping with set up and clean up before and after the program
  • Assist with the supervision of children while inside the Nature Centre and out on the trails
  • Participate in club activities and encourage children to participate
  • Role modeling respect and appreciation for the natural world
  • If you wish you may choose to lead a game, read a story or interpret one of the nature stops on the hike
  • What we are looking for :

  • Enthusiasm for the both the natural world and working with kids
  • Ability to be outside in all weather conditions (e.g. rain, sunshine, extreme heat)
  • Must be 15 years of age or older
  • Valid police record check for individuals 18 years and older (we will reimburse you for the cost after 10 hours of volunteer work)
  • Nature interpretation skills, knowledge of local ecology is a bonus!
  • What we provide you :

  • Discounts on many of Ontario attractions (after you complete 20 volunteer hours)
  • 50% discounts on our adult workshops
  • High school volunteer hours
  • Opportunity to observe experienced educators teaching environmental education in an outdoor setting
  • Gain valuable teaching experience by leading activities at your request and at the discretion of the staff leader
  • Receive a letter of reference upon request
  • Available Positions :

    Our clubs are now underway but we are still looking for volunteers for the following clubs :

    Early Years Clubs

  • Nature Baby (6-18 months) Thursdays, 10 : 30 am 12 pm, April 2, April 16, April 30, May 14, May 28, June 11
  • Nature Baby (6-18 months) Fridays, 10 : 30 am 12 pm, April 17*, April 24, May 8, May 22, June 5, June 19 *Date moved due to Good Friday
  • Waddlers (18-36 months) Saturdays, 10 : 00 - 11 : 30 am, April 11*, April 25, May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20 *Easter weekend, club still running
  • Waddlers (18-36 months) Sundays, 10 : 00 - 11 : 30 am, April 12*, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 7, June 21 *Easter weekend, club still running
  • Knee-High Naturalists (3 -5 yrs) Tuesdays, 10 : 00 - 11 : 30 am, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9
  • Knee-High Naturalists (3-5 yrs) Sunday 1 : 30 - 3 : 00 pm, April 12*, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 7, June 21 *Easter Sunday, club still running
  • Chipmunks ( 4-6 yrs) Wednesdays, 4 : 00 - 6 : 00 pm, April 15, April 29, May 13, May 27, June 10
  • Chipmunks (4-6 yrs) Saturdays, 2 : 30 - 4 : 30 pm, April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16, May 30, June 13
  • Chipmunks (4-6 yrs) Sundays, 10 : 00 -12 : 00 pm April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17, May 31, June 14
  • Les écureuils (5-8 yrs) Saturdays, 2 : 30 pm 4 : 30 pm, April 11*, April 25, May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20 *Easter weekend, club still running
  • Raccoons ( 6 -9 yrs) Sundays, 1 : 30 - 3 : 30 pm, April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17, May 31, June 14
  • Raccoons (6 -9 yrs) Wednesdays, 4 : 00 - 6 : 00 pm, April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17
  • Coyotes (9-12 yrs) Saturdays, 10 : 00 am - 12 : 00 pm April 11*, April 25, May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20 *Easter weekend, club still running
  • Kinglets (4-6 yrs) Tuesdays, 1 : 00 - 3 : 00 pm, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9
  • Chickadees (6-8 yrs) Tuesday, 1 : 00 - 3 : 00 pm March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9
  • Hawks (8-12 yrs) Tuesdays, 1 : 00 - 3 : 00 pm March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9
  • Mandatory Orientation : The orientation will take place on Thursday March 26, 6 pm -8 pm.

    Commitment : These positions require a commitment of approximately 3 hours every other week for 3 months. Volunteers must be able to commit to volunteering for the entire season for a total of 6 sessions.

    Location : High Park, 375 Colborne Lodge Drive

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