Counsellor In-training - Stratford-Perth

Are you a high school student looking to complete your community service hours?  Do you enjoy working with children and have a passion for animals?  This may be the position for you!

Duration: 1-week commitment required

Kitchener/Waterloo:  250 Riverbend Drive, Kitchener

July 2-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-July 26, July 29-Aug 2,

Aug. 12-16, Aug. 19-23

Stratford/Perth: 125 Griffith Rd., Stratford

July 2-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 6-9,

Aug. 12-16, Aug 19-23

Position Summary

The purpose of this role is to assist our camp staff with maintaining a welcoming and controlled camp environment for our campers ages 6-12 years old. This position will contribute to 40 hours worth of community involvement required for secondary school graduation.


  • Assist camp staff with the morning set up and end of day cleaning.
  • Responsible for  assisting with supervising camp group.
  • Reporting to Camp Director about health or behavioural problems with campers.
  • Responsible for assisting camp staff with maintaining a positive, energetic environment for all of the campers.
  • Actively participate in games and activities, including setup/take down.
  • Ensure safety measures and KWSPHS policies are implemented at all times

Weekly commitment: 40 hours a week, Mon- Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Previous camp experience in a leadership role is an asset.
  • Must be able to follow direction.
  • Possess an outgoing and positive attitude.
  • Comfortable interacting with children and ensuring they are all treated equally.
  • Comfortable supervising children.
  • Comfortable handling all types of animals.

Working Conditions:

  • Work will sometimes occur outside with varying temperature conditions.
  • Some working requires the use of cleaning supplies/chemicals.
  • Work will sometimes occur in areas with strong odors and high noise levels in regards to barking and other animal related noises.
  • Required to expend physical effort for a period of time, standing, bending, walking, running outdoors during games.

In addition to the duties listed above, the Centre expects the following of each volunteer:

  • Adhere to KWSPHS volunteer policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;
  • Performs duties as needed and maintains a positive and respectful attitude
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about concerns
  • Consistently reports for the volunteer role on time and prepared to perform duties of the position

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