Camp Counsellor (Companion)

Organization Details
Organization Name: Camp Quality Manitoba
Address: 1444 Queen Street E
Toronto ON  M4L 1E1
Organizational Description: Summer Camper Programs:
We facilitate a 1-week Overnight Summer Camp Program, hosted at Variety's Camp Brereton in Whiteshell Provincial Park, about two hours northeast of Winnipeg. Camp Quality Manitoba offers a wide range of programming for different needs and age groups.

Community Family Programs (Fun Days):
Our Community Family Programs are camp-style events that happen throughout the year for the entire family. Programs in the past have included: Family Camp Weekend, Sports Games, Reunions and more!

Our Community Family Programs are currently being offered in Winnipeg and surrounding area.

All of our programs are 100% free to attend.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Description of Role

As a program volunteer, you could be assigned to a number of roles at camp; which you can indicate your preference on your application form. Companions are the 1:1 match volunteers, who have the opportunity to participate alongside their camper, playing games, singing songs, encouraging and cheering them on as they engage in the program and make new friends.

At camp, we also have Super Companions. They support by giving Companions breaks during the week, helping lead activities and more! In this role, you'll show up ready for fun and to be flexible! This role is really cool, because you get to engage with lots of campers during the week!

Volunteers have the opportunity to lead a pre-planned activity at camp if they like; we encourage you to indicate this on your volunteer application.

Overnight Summer Camp

Our overnight camp program give kids affected by cancer a chance to just be kids! What's unique about Camp Quality? Our campers are matched 1:1 with a volunteer Companion (Camp Counsellor) who is there to support them throughout the week. While we do everything in groups at camp for safety, this 1:1 matching provides both campers and caregivers with a level of assurance that their child is well taken care of. You can expect many classic camp activities, like swimming, sports and games, arts and crafts and more! Our year-round Camp Organizing Committee volunteers plan the schedule and activities for the week.
Skills Required: Commitment

Confirmed volunteers are required to attend a single day of mandatory training before camp begins. Volunteers must be on-site for the camp program for the duration of the week.

Qualifications & Requirements

Experience working with children or youth is an asset
At least 18 years of age
Able to provide a clear and current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.
Able to provide 3 references
Available for an online interview
Complete a mandatory training
Proof of childhood vaccinations
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Skills Gained
Experience working with children
Experience in leadership roles
Experience in caregiver role
Experience working with children with different abilities
Experience running group activities

Related Careers:
Child and Youth Worker
Medical School
Social Work
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Commitment Confirmed volunteers are required to attend a single day of mandatory training before camp begins. Volunteers must be on-site for the camp program for the duration of the week.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Evaluation
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Jun 1, 2023