Esquimalt Parks and Recreation

Volunteer Opportunities - Assistant ArtLab Instructor

Assistant ArtLab Studio Instructor

We are in need of assistant leaders for our Tuesday after school ArtLab Open Studio sessions at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre.

The ideal volunteers enjoy working with kids & youth 6-14 yrs, enjoy creative projects related to painting, drawing, mixed media or sewing, and work well in a lively environment. The volunteer shift is Tuesdays 3:15-6:30pm January 24th onward.

Volunteer duties include:

  • Assisting the instructor with all tasks related to providing a drop-in art studio, including coaching & mentoring participants, leading mini skills-based lessons & demonstrating arts skills. You will also be focused on creating a fun and inclusive environment that encourages creative arts exploration

  • Assisting with class set-up and clean-up

  • Communicating with the instructor and delivering information to parents and students

The volunteer will be expected to be punctual, appropriately dressed, and able to spend the shift electronics-free.


To apply, please contact:

Gillian Rowan, Arts & Culture Programmer, Esquimalt Recreation



Class details are:

ArtLab – Open Studio

Draw, paint, make & create during ArtLab Open Studio time! No experience needed, just bring your enthusiasm & drop-in when it suits your schedule. All supplies & equipment are provided. This is an encouraging, creative space for you to explore your creativity at your own pace. Local artist Dixie will be in the studio each week to provide you with tips & feedback. Guest artists will be invited to join in from time to time & share their knowledge in illustration, painting, mixed media, photography and/or other creative art themes by request. Punch passes & single drop-in prices are both available.

(6-9 yrs)

Tue Jan 24-May 16 3:15-4:15pm $4 drop-in & $20/6 punch pass

(10-16 yrs)

Tue Jan 24-May 16 4:30-6:00pm $5/drop-in & $25/6 punch pass

Instructor: Dixie MacUisdin

Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre


Qualifications Required

  • Criminal Record Check Must be Mandatory to Volunteer

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:15 PM 6:15 PM
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 3:15 PM 6:15 PM
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 3:15 PM 6:15 PM
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:15 PM 6:15 PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:15 PM 6:15 PM
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 3:15 PM 6:15 PM
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 3:15 PM 6:15 PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:15 PM 6:15 PM

Mission Statement

Working in partnership with our residents, organizations and other municipalities, to develop a healthy and active community by ensuring access to recreation, parks and community development programs and services.


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