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VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Position: Outdoor School Volunteers
Organization: The Pine Project
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Application Deadline: Friday September 13th, 2019

Available Positions: once weekly commitment from October 2019 to June 2020 at one of our Community Outdoor School programs.

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 (programs run from 3 to 8 hours) which runs once per week from October - June, including 30 min of preparation/organization time at the beginning of each program and 15 min of debrief time at 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 with two references by email to lee@pineproject.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.

Volunteer Training: You will be required to attend a mandatory volunteer training session the week of September 23rd - 27th (specific date TBD).

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Liens et ressources :


Outdoor schools / outdoor education jobs
https://GoodWork.ca/outdoor.ed

About Outdoor Schools, Forest Schools, Nature Schools
https://www.google.ca/search?q=%22outdoor+school%22
https://www.google.ca/search?q=%22forest+school%22
https://www.google.ca/search?q=%22nature+school%22
http://www.ourkids.net/school/forest-schools

Forest school teacher training
http://childnature.ca/forest-school-canada/
http://forestschools.com/training-help/forest-schools-practitioner-train...
https://google.ca/search?q=Forest+School+Practitioner+Certificate
https://google.ca/search?q=forest+school+teacher+training

Organizations & Resources
* Take Me Outside http://takemeoutside.ca/
* Child and Nature Alliance http://www.childnature.ca
* Nature Child Reunion http://naturechildreunion.ca

* Outdoor & Environmental Education - orgs, schools, links, resources
Outdoor Education: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Outdoor_education
Enviro Ed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_education
https://google.ca/search?q=%22outdoor+education%22
https://google.ca/search?q=environmental+education
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) http://www.coeo.org/
Orgs., schools & links: http://www.planetfriendly.net/learn.html#ee
http://curlie.org/Top/Recreation/Outdoors/Schools_and_Education/

* Green & Eco-friendly Kid's Books
http://www.eeweek.org/resources/green_reading.htm

* Last Child in the Woods
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Last+Child+in+the+Woods%22
Richard Louv http://richardlouv.com/
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Richard+Louv%22

* Nature Deficit Disorder - "a range of current child health issues arising from a lifestyle
that focuses on screen time rather than outdoor exploration"
About: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nature_deficit_disorder
Search: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22nature+deficit+disorder%22
News: http://news.google.com/news?q=%22nature+deficit+disorder%22

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Aug 14 2019    Numéro : 54492