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As the City of Brampton proceeds through Stage 3 of their reopening, VOLUNTEER SERVICES CONTINUE TO BE SUSPENDED AND NO NEW APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.
With guidance from Peel Public Health and for the safety of our residents and employees, City Hall and all other City of Brampton facilities will remain closed until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These closures will include Volunteer Services. At this time volunteers will not be placed in any programming taking place at any of our recreation facilities.
We continue to tend to business duties and be available remotely. We will be reachable via email or leave a phone message at 905-874-5576 - please include a return phone number or e-mail, along with your name and we will be delighted to assist you.”
Hi! Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the City of Brampton's Recreation Volunteer Team. You become eligible to volunteer when you turn 14 years old. Volunteering with the City of Brampton is a great way to give back to your community. Volunteering and helping others could help lessen your stress, stimulate your mind, and provide a sense of purpose. The more you volunteer, the more you benefit. Volunteer hours can be counted towards the 40 hours of community service needed to graduate from Ontario high schools, be added to a resume, and provide an opportunity for career exploration.
** A detailed Welcome Email will be sent to you after application is submitted online. This email will detail the full steps required to become an accepted Recreation Volunteer**
Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT PROGRAMS WILL I BE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER IN?
There are a variety of programs to volunteer in. At the bottom of this page, a list of opportunities, with a complete position description for each, is available. Volunteer placement at a specific location is not guaranteed. Some activities are:
HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER WITH THE CITY OF BRAMPTON’S RECREATION VOLUNTEER TEAM?
To submit an online application, click the blue button at the top/right marked "Fill in an application". Paper applications are not accepted.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO APPLY?
If you are 14 years old, your application is accepted year round. Generally it is best to apply in the quarterly session before you want to volunteer (eg, apply in the Spring to volunteer in the Summer)
WHEN DO THE QUARTERLY SESSIONS START?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
The time it takes to become a volunteer varies. You simply need to successfully complete the 3 steps listed below within 90 days.
ONCE I’VE SUBMITTED MY ONLINE APPLICATION, WHAT ARE THE 3 STEPS I NEED TO COMPLETE TO BECOME PART OF THE CITY OF BRAMPTON’S RECREATION VOLUNTEER TEAM?
After submitting an online application, you will receive a welcome email containing details on how to complete the required steps to become a volunteer.
The 4 steps to be completed- in order:
HOW LONG WILL MY VOLUNTEER APPLICATION BE KEPT ON FILE?
You must successfully compete all 4 steps to become a volunteer within 90 days of submitting your application. If you are unable to do so, your application may be deleted. You are welcome to reapply at any time!
DO I HAVE TO MAKE A MINIMUM TIME COMMITMENT?
Volunteer shifts range in length from 1 hour, once a week, to 8 hours a day during Summer Camps. There are opportunities to suit almost anyone’s schedule.
I NEED EXTRA HELP OR ASSISTANCE WHEN VOLUNTEERING- IS THAT OK?
Absolutely! The City of Brampton encourages everyone in the community to take part in volunteering. Contact the City of Brampton's Recreation Volunteer Team directly for details: 905-874-5576/ email@example.com
WILL THE CITY OF BRAMPTON’S RECREATION VOLUNTEER TEAM PROVIDE ME WITH DOCUMENTATION OF MY VOLUNTEER HOURS?
Yes. You will be able to print off a Record of Hours report of all the hours you volunteer within the City of Brampton's Recreation Volunteer Team from your online profile.
CAN ANYONE BECOME A VOLUNTEER WITH THE CITY OF BRAMPTON’S RECREATION VOLUNTEER TEAM?
There are a few limitations, however the City of Brampton's Recreation Volunteer Team do their best to work with all applicants to allow as many people as possible the opportunity to give back to their community through volunteering.
Thank you for interest in becoming a volunteer with the City of Brampton's Recreation Volunteer Team. We look forward to your participation.
Assignment: Snowboard & Downhill Ski - Lesson Volunteers
Purpose of Assignment: To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parents/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist the Downhill Ski Coaches with teaching participants equipment basics, glides, and a straight run to a snow plow, turns, stops on a gentle slope as applicable to each sport.
Greet participants as they enter the arena and ensuring they put belongings in appropriate area
Engage and converse with participants while the staff speaks to parents
Assist with the set up and breakdown of equipment, including pylons etc.
Assist participants with equipment
Help participants put on protective gear (helmets, gloves and padding)
Be willing to lead activities (warm up and basic skills)
Assist in the implementation of training and practice sessions
Encourage, nurture and support participants’ skills and abilities during lessons
Provide one-on-one assistance to participants during lessons
Engage with participants who are shy or reluctant
Accompany the staff and all participants for water breaks
Create a fun and inclusive environment for participants by reporting any bullying or harassment
Time Commitment: Snowboard & Downhill Ski programs run at the Chinguacousy Ski Chalet and Hill. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-2 hours. Activities run on a weekly basis for an entire session.
Must be at least 14 years’ old
Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
Must be an experienced in either Snowboarding & Downhill Skiing
Mandatory screening required prior to start of first on hill shift
Must own their own Snowboard & Downhill Ski equipment
Regular attendance of all weekly lessons
Ability to effectively communicate with staff and participants
Be a team player, able to work well with fellow volunteers and staff
Able to demonstrate patience when dealing with different participants
Supervision: Staff will always be present to provide supervision. For program specific inquires (including cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.
Working Conditions: Outdoors, ski hill. Will be assisting coaches with lessons on the ski hill for the full shift. Must be comfortable assisting begninner ski lesson particpants who have no experience to basic experience, and being outdoors for long periods.
Uniform Requirements: Neutral clothing and jackets with no large logos. outdoor/snow appropriate clothing (snow pants, winter coat, hat and gloves) and full Snowboard &/or Downhill Ski equipment (ski or board boots, bindings, CSA ski/snowboard helmet).
Benefits: The benefits of this position are:
Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton
Great experience for those wanting to working with children and youth
Development of customer service skills
Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
Improve interpersonal and people skills
Gather management and supervision experience
Develop a new level of professionalism
Volunteer Position Description
Volunteers are valued as an integral part of our team bringing a wealth of enthusiasm, skill and experience. We treat our Recreation volunteers as potential future part-time employees. We provide them with the skills they need to assist us effectively in our public programming and in return, we offer workshops and coaching that will improve their likelihood for employability.
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