School Workshop Assistant
(Focus on Nature, Guelph Wellington Branch)
|Comments||Focus on Nature it's an organization based in Guelph, expanding their programs to Halton schools in 2018. |
Share your love of nature with the next generation!
|Contact||Erick Besana, Halton Region Program Manager, Focus on Nature; Phone: 416-457-3460; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||Join us for a fun day helping kids find the beauty of nature! Workshop Program Assistants will be part of a team assisting the lead instructor with the delivery of Focus on Nature photography workshops in local schools, outdoor education centres, and at special events. |
Duties include: mentoring students in nature exploration and photography while accompanying them on photo walks in local parks and natural areas; assisting with the importing, editing, and reviewing of student images; leading a small group activity in the afternoon as part of a series of photography/nature activity stations.
Key goals of Focus on Nature are to inspire young people to explore and appreciate nature through photography and to connect with their creativity. This is done by teaching students the "elements of design", and by exploring local natural areas as photographers, with eyes wide open to the beauty and complexity of nature. Students are encouraged to slow down and to look for the elements of design in nature, and they are reminded that nature has always acted as inspiration for art, design, and architecture. At the end of each workshop, there is a celebration with a slideshow of each students' 10 favourite images, and we give "extension activities" to teachers and students so that they can continue to learn.
|More Info Link||www.focusonnature.ca/get-involved/volunteer/|
|Clients||School children aged 8 to 12 years old|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||No|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Couples ; Community Groups|
|Areas of Interest||Child & Family Services ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Nature / Environment ; Photography|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Working with Children ; Photography skills are not required though a love for the arts, nature and children would be great assets.|
|Commitment Length||Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Our needs are seasonal (spring and fall) and you can choose the dates that you can commit to.|
|Interaction Level||Large Group ; Typical class sizes are 25 students though we break them down into 3 smaller groups during the day.|
|Minimum Hours||6 / Day|
|Dates and Times||Our workshops are a full day program at local schools from 8:30am to 3:00pm|
|Seasons||Spring ; Fall ; We get occasional requests from teachers for workshops in the winter as well.|
|Accessibility||Not Accessible ; Activities require full mobility.|
|Location||Halton Region Elementary Schools|
|Number of Positions||Acton ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville |
20 individual(s) needed in total.
A minimum of 2 volunteer program assistants are needed at each school workshop to assist the Lead Instructor.
|Training||Training is provided - twice per year ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job - learn as a 'shadow' volunteer ; We will provide a training day for volunteers each spring and fall. Volunteers can also 'learn-the-ropes' as a shadow volunteer at the workshops.|
|Transportation||Car required ; Transportation provided ; Volunteers need to get to the schools by bus or car. |
Carpooling can be arranged when feasible.
|Additional Requirements||A police record check (PRC) not older that 3 years is required. Focus on Nature will pay the costs of obtaining a new PRC.|
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|Organization Name||Focus on Nature, Guelph Wellington Branch|