March Break Day Camp Volunteer Position

March Break Day Camp 2018

Start Date: March 12-16 2018, 8am – 4pm

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers at p.i.n.e. earn valuable experience in our unique mentoring approach, develop their wilderness skills and proficiency, and gain opportunities to learn new in-depth naturalist skills from our experienced staff. Our staff are a community of mentors and avid learners. If you’re looking to learn new skills and knowledge about nature, education and working with youth, there is no better place!

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • assist in providing positive learning and recreational experiences for children and youth ages 0-13 and their parents.
  • assist in the supervision of educational and recreational activities.
  • assist p.i.n.e. instructors with program set-up and delivery.
  • be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • be available for at least one program session for the full 5 days, including 30 min of preparation/organization time at the beginning of each program and the end of each program.

QUALIFICATIONS

Volunteers must:

  • be enthusiastic, outgoing, and flexible
  • have experience working with children
  • be able and willing to work as part of a team
  • have good communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • identify with our mission statement and core values
  • have a desire to further their own naturalist/primitive skills, mentoring techniques, and/or nature connection through professional development opportunities with p.i.n.e. staff members.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience and/or interest in the following areas:

  • outdoor and environmental education
  • naturalist knowledge
  • survival/wilderness skills
  • working in camp settings
  • experience with p.i.n.e. or affiliate organizations around North America

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please note all staff and volunteers must attend training, to be outlined by the volunteer coordinator.

Interested applicants are asked to forward their cover letter and resume by email to Lee Earl,  lee(at)pineproject(dot)org. Please use the subject line: Volunteer Application: [Your Name] – [Desired Position]. Be sure to include your availability in your cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but regret that we are only able to respond to those selected for interviews.

Please note that all volunteers working directly with children will require a Vulnerable Sectors check through their local police station.