Summer Soccer Camp Volunteer - Pinecrest Park
Organization: Royal City Soccer Club
Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 27
Location: Ottawa - West
Deadline: Jun 24, 2019
DescriptionSince 1993, the Royal City Soccer Club has hosted unique soccer camp experiences for thousands of boys and girls ages 5-13 at all levels of soccer.
WHAT WE AIM TO ACHIEVE:
- Excellent child care service during the summer,
- Provide soccer instruction to youth in a summer camp atmosphere in a safe and encouraging environment,
- Promote enjoyment, participation and team play in soccer and sport,
- Host and continuously develop unique soccer programs and experiences for today's youth.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Volunteers are treated like staff and expected to maintain a good work ethic by assisting all staff onsite and providing a fun and safe learning atmosphere for campers. Volunteers should be energetic, enthusiastic, responsible and a team player. Volunteers are required to watch a brief volunteer video prior to camp starting.
Duties include assisting staff with:
- Soccer drills and warm ups
- Set up and helping with camp activities
- Assisting with supervision in the swimming pool
- Helping camp staff with any other needs that arise during the camp week
We require our volunteers to be 14 years old at the start of the week they wish to volunteer. Example: If you choose week 4 July 22nd to 26th, you must be 14 years old by July 22nd. We do not hold a maximum age limit to volunteer, however if you are over the age of 18 you must provide a police check.
We want our volunteers to be committed to us because relationships do form between our campers and volunteers. Hours expected are 8 hours a day starting at 8:30am to 4:30 pm. Volunteer may choose between a morning, afternoon, or full day shifts based on their availability. We run from July 2nd to August 30th and you are allowed to volunteer for as many weeks as you want. We require our volunteers to commit for a minimum of one week.
Volunteers are expected to be at camp according to one of three pre-determined shifts according to your application. A letter confirming hours of volunteering is available on completion if requested.
Mornings 8:30am -12:30pm
Afternoons 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Full Days 8:30am to 4:30pm
Morning or afternoon sessions are approximately 4 hours/day (20 hours/week) and full day sessions are 8 hour/day (40 hours/week).
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply as a volunteer, head to our website and create an account with us to submit your application indicating your availability and preferred location.
Please note your location request is not guaranteed as volunteer placement depends on the location needs.
Good for people interested in: Mediation and Facilitation; Sports; Mentoring
You will be working with: Children (0-10 years)
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteering with us is a great way to gain some work experience in child care and recreational sports. You get to be outside playing soccer and build meaningful relationships. Not only are you playing soccer and enjoying the outdoors for the summer, but there is a swimming portion in the afternoon where you will be supervising the campers in the pool to cool down. Volunteering with us can lead to a paid position when old enough. Many of our volunteers have gone on to work as Camp Counselors and worked their way up to Regional Supervisor.
The best feeling about volunteering with us is knowing that you are teaching children the basics of soccer and other important skills that they can learn while growing up. Teaching children the importance of team work and communication skills is what our volunteers strive for. If you love soccer and have been to any type of camp before, please apply and jump on board with our team.
How will the organization benefit?
Our camps can have up to 40 participants. Camp staff needs our volunteers to help manage activities, run soccer drills, and generally ensure that the camp day is running smoothly. Our soccer camps would not be the same without the help of our volunteers!
Organization category: Culture and recreation
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week
This position would be great for - Youth under 16; Youth 16-24