Join us & Volunteer as a Summer Camp Counselor
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by St. Francis Neighborhood Center
Times of day
A few hours per week
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
St. Francis Neighborhood Center
2405 Linden Avenue
Join us for our Summer Excusion Program!
Our educational summer program runs Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm.
On Monday's we go swimming and on Wednesday we go on field trips to various locations such as Port Discovery, the Walters, Gennese Valley, Sky Zone, and many more.
Assistants work with instructors and program managers to serve approximately 50 children daily and incorporates:
- Supplemental reading
- Math and art education
- Community engagement activities
- Physical education
- Providing a safe and nurturing place to be after school and during the summer
Volunteers are expected to encourage participation from the children during these activities in addition to helping staff by:
- Working closely with Instructors, Program Managers and other staff to provide a safe and productive learning environment
- Helping instructors set up classrooms (tables, chairs, snacks and supplies) before the program starts
- Engaging with children in group settings to help them complete tasks or explain directions
- Manage behavior issues by removing children from the classroom for "breaks."
- Use good communication techniques taught in training
- Model good behavior by adhering to the Respectful Environment Policy and Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Volunteers who serve in this position will:
- Receive extensive classroom assistance experience
- Work with special needs students
- Gain knowledge about childhood development
- Build leadership experience
- Work alongside a friendly and supportive staff
- Training Provided