Volunteer

Camp Scugog is launching Scugog Nature School (SNS) this fall, and we are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with our program. Scugog Nature School is a place where learning is driven by a child’s own curiosity, and guided by themed activities and enthusiastic instructors. Children, staff, and volunteers will spend a majority of their time outdoors exploring, playing, wondering, and more with nature as their teacher. SNS programming runs from 8:30am – 4:00pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30am – 12:00pm Friday for sessions 6-12 weeks in length.

Scugog Nature School volunteers will:

  • Participate enthusiastically in nature school activities, providing support to instructors and participants
  • Have an interest in supporting children’s outdoor education (ages 1-13)
  • Support in the implementation of COVID-19 protocols i.e. sanitization of programming areas and equipment, and ensuring physical distancing and masking protocols are maintained
  • Provide supervision support over lunch times, washroom runs, first aid, etc.
  • Follow and uphold all safety procedures
  • Be prepared to be outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Commit to volunteering on a regular schedule

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Successful volunteers will be required to provide a recent Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Standard First Aid & CPR-C training considered an asset
  • Basic knowledge of species identification considered an asset
  • Be courteous and respectful
  • Be double vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Have access to reliable transportation to and from our site (not accessible by public transit)

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a letter detailing your experience, and/or a copy of your resume with your contact information so we can get in touch with you.

Please address letters to:

Dana Leahey and Vicky Spence
info@scugognatureschool.ca

Letter Submission Deadline: September 14, 2021 at 12:00pm (noon)