Recreation, Community Services, & Special Events


Shadow Lifeguard

Volunteer Shadow Lifeguards gain meaningful experience supervising the pool deck, assisting with first aids, learning about equipment and deck set ups, meeting facility specific needs, working on activities to improve their skills as Lifeguards, and getting to be a part of a dynamic team. 

In Aquatics, Lifeguards have the opportunity to become employed as Lifeguards with Saanich Recreation as our Supervisors mentor and evaluate their voluntary contribution.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Commit to attending volunteer shifts
  • Attend an orientation session
  • Assist with first aids
  • Welcome, engage, and interact with patrons and staff
  • Supervise water and pool deck

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualification Requirements

  • 15 years or older
  • Proficient in the English Language
  • Clear current Criminal Records Check or Police Information Check
  • Current NL - Pool and Waterpark Option Awards
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C; AMOA
  • Excellent communication
  • Enjoy working with children and hold appropriate boundaries when interacting with them
  • Enthusiastic, well organized, willing to learn

 

Commitment and Schedule:

  • One Fun Swim shift per week, 2-3 hours in length

 

Contact and Communication:

  • Saanich Commonwealth Place:
    • Connor Reiter, Program Technician
    • Connor.Reiter@saanich.ca
    • 250-475-3502