Volunteer for Recreation and Culture Programs


Applicants may fill-out an application for Recreation and Culture Programs if interested in volunteering with children and youth, fitness, sports and arts programs throughout the year including PA Days, March Break and Summer Camps. Applicants must be at least 14 or 15 years old to apply for most program placements.

1. Applications are processed throughout the year for a variety of positions as they become available.

2. Applicants are invited to an interview based on their qualifications, their experience, and the number of positions become available. Please Note: Submitting an application does not guarantee a volunteer position.


Updates:

 

 

  • Apply Now! Inclusion Program Volunteer: Reporting to the Coordinator, Recreation, this part-time volunteer position is responsible for assisting children and youth with exceptionalities  (varying ages and abilities) to participate in various recreation programs.  Current programs include:

  • Challenger Baseball - An adaptive baseball skills program for children and youth who want to learn how to play baseball. 
    • Next session is Sundays from June 2 - July 21 between 9:00-10:00am at the Sherwood District Park 
  • Move More Sports for ALL program - This program teaches fundamental movement and sports skills children need to enjoy an active lifestyle. 

Applicants must be 15 years of age or older AND interested/passionate about supporting children with exceptionalities. 

Please view the position description to apply



Assets to Volunteer in Recreation and Culture Programs:

  • Volunteer applicants interested in developing recreation leadership skills may wish to take HIGH FIVE ® and/or Leader in Training 1 and 2. Please note, while these courses are an asset to volunteering for Recreation and Culture programs, they are not required. Volunteer applicants interested in taking High Five, should take “Principles of Healthy Child Development”.
  • Leadership in Training 1 and 2 are offered periodically by the Town of Milton. Those interested can check this link prior to March Break and summer; then keyword search for "Leader in Training", and register as available.

 

Employment Opportunities:

Volunteer applicants who are also interested in applying to employment opportunities may search via the Town of Milton employment page, and set-up a profile to get automatic alerts. Please note, summer camp employment positions tend to be posted in December of each year in preparation for the following summer session.

 

Position Descriptions:

Volunteer applicants can review volunteer position descriptions for Recreation and Culture programs listed at bottom section of this webpage.

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Volunteer Position Descriptions (as available)

After School Club Program Volunteer

Role

To assist staff in the delivery of the After School Club Program.

 

Time Commitment

  • Must commit to the program for at least 1 day a week (ideally for 8-weeks or more)
  • Each shift is 2 hours

 

Responsibilities

  • Follow all policies and procedures
  • Assist staff with the delivery of lesson plans and additional support to the program
  • Assist with providing a safe and well-supervised learning environment
  • Assist with set up and tear down of required equipment
  • Assist with preparing and serving snacks
  • Assist with the provision of a welcoming and positive atmosphere for children to actively   
      participate, excel and make friends
  • Interact with participants

 

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Must be 14 years of age or older
  • Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening for 18+)
  • Must meet requirements of the Town of Milton volunteer program
  • Prior experience with children, an asset
  • Standard First aid and CPR an asset
  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development, an asset
  • Leader in Training Program, an asset
  • Punctual, consistent, reliable
  • Friendly, outgoing

 

Benefits

  • Gain experience working with children
  • Serve within a team setting
  • Learn new skills
  • Be an active member of the community
  • Earn Community Service Hours

 

Key contacts/staff liaison

  • After School Club, Coordinator

 

Risk Level

 

  • Low
  • Medium

     x   High

 

Training Requirements:

 

  • Accessibility Training
  • Corporate Volunteer Orientation
    and Training
  • Facility Orientation
  • Position Orientation

 

Screening Requirements

 

  • Volunteer application form
  • Interview
  • Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening for 18+)
  • Reference checks
  • Orientation and training
  • Screening checklist completed

 

Evaluation:

 

  • Performance Evaluations completed by Supervisor and Volunteer, as applicable.

 

Arts Program Volunteer

Role

To provide assistance to program instructors in the delivery of programs.

 

Time Commitment

  • Must commit to the program session duration (1 day, or 4-12 weeks, varies by program)
  • Various Hours

 

Responsibilities

  • Follow all policies and procedures
  • Assist with material preparation
  • Assist with set up and tear down of required equipment
  • Assist program instructor with activities as needed: handing out supplies, filling out supply inventory sheets, taking attendance, ensuring spaces are kept clean and answering questions.
  • Maintain and clean art materials
  • Unpack and shelve supplies in stock room

 

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Must be 15 years of age or older
  • Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening for 18+)
  • Must meet requirements of the Town of Milton volunteer program
  • Prior experience with children, an asset
  • Standard First Aid and CPR an asset
  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development, an asset
  • Leader in Training Program, an asset
  • Punctual, consistent and reliable
  • Friendly and enthusiastic

 

Benefits

  • Gain experience in the area of art
  • Gain experience working with children/youth
  • Serve within a team setting
  • Learn new skills and/or leverage existing skills
  • Be an active member of the community
  • Meet new people
  • Earn Community Service Hours

Key contacts/staff liaison

  • Coordinator, Cultural Services

 

Risk Level

 

  • Low
  • Medium

      x   High

 

Training Requirements:

 

  • Accessibility Training
  • Corporate Volunteer Orientation
    and Training
  • Facility Orientation
  • Position Orientation

 

Screening Requirements

 

  • Volunteer application form
  • Interview
  • Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening for 18+)
  • Reference checks
  • Orientation and training
  • Screening checklist completed

 

Evaluation:

 

  • Performance Evaluations completed by Supervisor and Volunteer, as applicable.

 

Camp/School Breaks Program Volunteer

Role

To assist staff in the delivery of Camp/School Break programs and services.

 

Time Commitment

  • For Camps (March Break/Summer):
    • Minimum commitment is one week of camp (21-40 hours), usually 8:30am-4:30pm; 
        excludes field trip days.
    • Half-day volunteer opportunities are available upon discussion with the
        Coordinator, Recreation.
  • For School Breaks (PA Days):
    • Must commit to the program session duration (full-day), usually 8:30am-4:30pm.

 

Responsibilities

  • Follow all policies and procedures
  • Assist staff with the delivery of program plans and additional support to the program
  • Provide coverage for swim buddies (if applicable)
  • Assist with ensuring a safe and well-supervised camp environment
  • Assist with set-up and tear-down of required equipment
  • Provide assistance to the camp counsellors as required

 

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Must be 14 years of age or older
  • Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening for 18+)
  • Must meet requirements of the Town of Milton volunteer program
  • Must be enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary educational institute
  • Prior experience with children, an asset
  • Standard First Aid and CPR an asset
  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development, an asset
  • Leader in Training Program, an asset
  • Punctual, consistent, reliable
  • Friendly, outgoing

 

Benefits

  • Gain experience working with children/youth
  • Serve within a team setting
  • Learn new skills
  • Be an active member of the community
  • Earn Community Service Hours

 

Key Contacts/Staff Liaison

  • Coordinator, Recreation – Summer Camps

 

Risk Level

 

  • Low
  • Medium

     x   High

 

Training Requirements:

 

  • Accessibility Training
  • Corporate Volunteer Orientation
    and Training
  • Facility Orientation
  • Position Orientation

 

Screening Requirements

 

  • Volunteer application form
  • Interview
  • Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening for 18+)
  • Reference checks
  • Orientation and training
  • Screening checklist completed

 

Evaluation:

 

  • Performance Evaluations completed by Supervisor and Volunteer, as applicable.

 

Child/Youth Program Volunteer

Role

To assist staff in the delivery of preschool, children’s and youth programs.

 

Time Commitment

  • Must commit to the program session duration (1 day, or 4-12 weeks, varies by program)
  • Various Hours

 

Responsibilities

  • Follow all policies and procedures
  • Assist staff with the delivery of lesson plans and additional support to the program
  • Assist with providing a safe and well-supervised learning environment
  • Assist with set up and tear down of required equipment
  • Assist with the provision of a welcoming and positive atmosphere for children to actively participate, excel and make friends

 

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Must be 14 years of age or older
  • Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening for 18+)
  • Must meet requirements of the Town of Milton volunteer program
  • Prior experience with children, an asset
  • Standard First Aid and CPR an asset
  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development, an asset
  • Leader in Training Program, an asset
  • Punctual, consistent, reliable
  • Friendly, outgoing

 

Benefits

  • Gain experience working with children/youth
  • Serve within a team setting
  • Learn new skills
  • Be an active member of the community
  • Earn Community Service Hours

 

Key contacts/staff liaison

  • Coordinator, Recreation - Children & Youth

 

Risk Level

 

  • Low
  • Medium

     x   High

 

Training Requirements:

 

  • Accessibility Training
  • Corporate Volunteer Orientation
    and Training
  • Facility Orientation
  • Position Orientation

 

Screening Requirements

 

  • Volunteer application form
  • Interview
  • Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening for 18+)
  • Reference checks
  • Orientation and training
  • Screening checklist completed

 

Evaluation:

 

  • Performance Evaluations completed by Supervisor and Volunteer, as applicable.

 

Inclusion Program Volunteer

Role

Reporting to the Recreation Coordinator, this part-time volunteer position is responsible for assisting participants with exceptionalities ages 4 to 21 years in seasonal registered programs.  Age ranges and participant's abilities will vary based on the program. 

 

Time Commitment

  • Various hours; dates based on program schedule
  • Must commit to the program session duration (plus set-up and take-down time)

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist with set-up and take-down (i.e. sports equipment, craft materials)
  • Volunteers introduce themselves to the child/youth program participants at the beginning of the first session attended
  • Follow the routines set out by the group facilitators
  • Encourage the participants to participate in the program
  • Assist participants to complete the group activities; such assistance may include: providing physical guidance, verbal prompts or close supervision
  • Allow participants to get the most they can out of group experiences. Assist as needed but do not “do for” the participants, unless necessary
  • Model certain skills or actions for group participants as facilitators request (demonstrating necessary skills i.e., kicking a soccer ball, playing a board game, and completing an obstacle course)
  • Volunteers are not expected to assist individuals with personal care, significant behaviours (as outlined in training) or safety concerns. Trained Inclusion Support Workers will be responsible for providing physical prompts or behaviour interventions
  • Volunteers are ambassadors for the Town, and are expected to be accountable for their behavior and role model professionalism at all times

 

Requirements & Qualifications

  • 15 years of age or older
  • Criminal Record Check (or Vulnerable Sector Screening for 18+)
  • Must meet requirements of the Town of Milton volunteer program
  • Interested/passionate about supporting participants with exceptionalities
  • Comfortable engaging with participants with exceptionalities
  • Experience working with persons with exceptionalities, an asset
  • Standard First Aid and CPR, an asset
  • Punctual, consistent, reliable
  • Empathetic and caring personality
  • Mature individual with developed problem solving skills

 

Benefits

  • Gain experience working with participants with exceptionalities
  • Meet new people
  • Serve within a team setting
  • Learn new skills and/or leverage existing skills
  • Be an active member of the community
  • Earn Community Service Hours

 

Key Contacts/Staff Liaison

  • Coordinator, Recreation

 

Risk Level

 

  • Low
  • Medium

      x  High

Training Requirements:

 

  • Accessibility Training
  • Corporate Volunteer Orientation
    and Training
  • Facility Orientation
  • Position Orientation

 

Screening Requirements

 

  • Volunteer application form
  • Interview
  • Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening for 18+)
  • Reference checks
  • Orientation and training
  • Screening checklist completed

 

Evaluation:

 

  • Performance Evaluations completed by Supervisor and Volunteer, as applicable

Sports Instructor Volunteer – Skating and Sports

Role

The Community Services Department is implementing child and youth programs assisted by Volunteer Sports Instructors. Reporting to the Supervisor, Recreation and Coordinator, Recreation, this part-time volunteer position is responsible for the class support for delivery of instructional activities and drills that are safe, fun and appropriate for the targeted age group.

Time Commitment

  • Various Hours; approximately 1 to 3 hours per shift

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist with coaching and sport education with a focus on quality customer service
  • Foster a welcoming, respectful and safe environment for all participants
  • Assist with set-up and teaching of skills and drills in adherence with lesson plans
  • As per Supervisor guidance, understand and ensure compliance of all established sport rules and guidelines governing the safety and conduct of participants
  • Establish positive relationships and clear communication channels with all participants
  • Maintain a safe and clean program space, including proper usage and storage of equipment. Communicate any deficiencies with Supervisor
  • Evaluate situations for potential risks and proactively take action to address such risks.  Communicate any action and/or concerns to Supervisor
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and handle sensitive situations with mature judgement
  • Provide suggestions to Coordinator, Recreation on ways to enhance the program and the customer experience
  • Comply with all health and safety practices as it relates to the programming, standard operating guidelines as per the Corporate Volunteer Orientation and Training
  • Assist with maintaining program-related administration
  • Report any incidents, concerns or site damage to Supervisor
  • Attend and participate in mandatory training functions

 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Must be 14 years of age or older
  • Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening for 18+)
  • Must meet requirements of the Town of Milton volunteer program
  • Knowledge and experience playing sport and/or teaching physical education
  • Standard First Aid and CPR an asset
  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development, an asset
  • Experience working with persons with disabilities, an asset
  • Punctual, consistent, reliable
  • Friendly, outgoing

 

Benefits

  • Serve within a team setting
  • Learn new skills and/or leverage existing skills
  • Be an active member of the community
  • Earn Community Service Hours     

 

Key contacts/staff liaison

  • Supervisor, Recreation – Sports     
  • Coordinator, Recreation - Sports

 

Risk Level:

 

  • Low
  • Medium

x  High*

 

Training Requirements:

 

  • Accessibility Training
  • Corporate Volunteer Orientation
    and Training
  • Facility Orientation
  • Position Orientation

 

Screening Requirements

 

  • Volunteer application form
  • Interview
  • *Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening for 18+)
  • *Reference checks
  • Orientation and training
  • Screening checklist completed

 

Evaluation:

 

  • Performance Evaluations completed by Supervisor and Volunteer, as applicable

*Skating and Sports volunteers only. Excludes Pickleball volunteers for adult/family programming, which are assigned to Medium Risk Level requirements.