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A variety of volunteer opportunities available to assist with weekly timed 5 km run on the Duffins Trail * marshal, photography * setup, tear-down * timer, scanning, finish tokens * other tasks as needed
Katimavik’s National Experience is an opportunity for any Canadian citizens, permanent residents or landed refugees aged 17 – 25 who are looking for 5.5 months of creative learning, community engagement, Truth and Reconciliation, and self-discovery * participants will live in a group setting with up to 10 of their peers in two separate communities throughout the course of the program * during the program they engage in 32 hours of valuable volunteer work a week, learn how to manage a house, make lifelong friends, and gain confidence that they themselves can make an impactful difference in our country.
This is a fully funded opportunity where participants’ travel expenses, living accommodations, food costs, and daily needs are covered * participants will need to bring is their dedication, empathy, and commitment to making a better world * Katimavik aims to help young folks become engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada through the development of 21st century skills, experiential learning, and civic engagement.
Program cohorts start every January and July of each year.
Facilitate Go Girls, program for girls 10-14 to learn about food and nutrition * provide guidance, attention, praise, and advice to instill trust and self-confidence * promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers
Facilitate Game On,program for young men 12 to 14 * promote Literacy program, self-esteem and sports activities * provide guidance, attention, praise and advice * promote importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers
What You’ll Do as A Group Leader: create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for girls * plan regular unit meetings in person, outdoors and online, during which you’ll facilitate girl-driven programming that is fun and engaging * organize in-person or virtual opportunities beyond unit meetings, including community service activities and camps * support shared leadership and decision-making with girls and other volunteers * promote Girl Guides to girls and women locally * provide ongoing communication to girls and parents/guardians about unit activities * assist with unit administration tasks, such as maintaining girls’ program records and health forms, managing safety protocols, and ordering badges * assist with maintaining unit finances as required by your province * support the semi-annual sales of Girl Guide Cookies.
COVID-19 considerations: Social distancing * frequent sanitization * Masks required
Swim with a Buddy Volunteers will help young children become comfortable in the water.
Swim with a Buddy takes place every Friday evening beginning January 12th at our Eastview location -- 433 Eulalie Ave., Oshawa.
Volunteers must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 14 years of age
- Provide 2 references (neither can be from family members)
- Able to swim and comfortable in the water
- Commit to a schedule based on volunteer's availability
- Volunteers over 18 years old require a Vulnerable Sector check