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Kids Tent Volunteer - The Capital Fair

Organization: Gloucester Agricultural Society

Commitment: Short term less than 6 months

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: French

Number of Positions Available: 15

Location: Ottawa - South

Deadline: Jul 5, 2019


The Capital Fair is an annual 10 day fair organized by the Gloucester Agricultural Society. This year, the fair will be held from August 16th - 25th and will feature events such as live music, agricultural demonstrations, monster truck shows, a midway and much more.

We are looking for volunteers for the Kids Tent attraction. Duties will include:
- Helping children with crafts as needed (gluing, colouring, cutting, etc.)
- Tidying up the area and restocking supplies
- Encouraging children with their art work, praising them and giving out toys and stickers

The ideal volunteers for this position will be friendly, patient, helpful and people who enjoy spending time around children.

There are 3 shifts offered for this position daily from August 16th - 25th. For each shift, we will need 4-5 volunteers present. Please note that these times may change slightly due to fair hours:
Shift 1: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Shift 2: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shift 3: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Andrew Campbell - Assistant Volunteer Coordinator



Volunteer Opportunity Address
Rideau Carleton Raceway
4837 Albion Rd, Gloucester, ON K1X 1A3


Good for people interested in: Entertainment; Event planning and participation; Arts, Crafts and Photography; Special events and festivals

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
This is a great opportunity to give back to your local community and have fun at the same time! In the Kids Tent, you will be interacting with children and helping to make their Capital Fair experience great.

Volunteers can receive the following benefits, depending on the number of hours they volunteer:
- Free admission to the fair on the day they volunteer
- Possibility of receiving additional free entry passes for friends and family
- BBQ meals and water on each shift
- A Capital Fair T-shirt
- Volunteer hours to put towards your high school community involvement requirement

Organization category: Culture and recreation

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability; None of the above; Youth under 16; Groups

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Suitable for community service hours: Yes

Police record check required: Yes