Volunteering is how we roll!  Camp Grafton is run by volunteer efforts in all aspects, at the board level and on-site.  It's a great opportunity to be part of a really worthwhile community-building project. 

If you are interested in volunteering for our summer programs, please have a look at our job descriptions below and then send us an email for more information!

Volunteers are selected through a rigorous application/interview process and are expected to attend all training sessions. 

Volunteer Job Descriptions

General Resource Staff
Risk Assessment: MODERATE
 
Qualifications:

• Be at least 17 years of age

• Have previous leadership experience in a Staff capacity, relevant to the camp Summer Program

• Have experience with, and knowledge of various camp activities for all ages and be able to provide instructions for them (ie. Field games, crafts, wide games, songs, etc.)

Duties:

• At the direction of the Program Director, fill in for a Cabin Leader while that Leader is on break, help plan staff plan and run a variety of activities, and help Camp run smoothly.

• Actively participate as a member of the Program Staff team in all aspects of Camp when not leading an activity or supervising a specific group of campers.

• Model enthusiastic, mature leadership to campers and volunteers.

• Be sensitive to and strive toward fulfilling the Mission of Camp Grafton.

• Provide creative age appropriate activities for campers as a scheduled with Program Director, which reflect the Camp Grafton Mission Statement.

Waterfront Director/Lifeguard
Risk Assessment: HIGH

Qualifications:

• Be at least 19 years of age

• Hold valid certification for first aid and for CPR

• Hold valid National Life Guarding Service (NLS) ticket and have life guarding experience

• Small craft experience, ability to teach or assist in the teaching of canoeing skills.

Duties:

• Document events, and prepare reports during and after camp season

• Supervise all waterfront activity

• Obtain information from camper’s registration form regarding camper’s swimming ability or any related health problems which may affect the camper’s safety.

• Develop, implement, evaluate and be responsible for all aspects of waterfront health and safety, in cooperation with other staff.

• Educate the campers, Volunteer Leaders, Volunteer Staff, and Summer Staff as to the Waterfront Policies and Procedures, especially those regarding safety, and enforcement thereof.

• Ensure the safety and maintenance of all waterfront facilities and equipment.

• Assess the swimming ability of campers, Volunteer Leaders, Volunteer Staff, and Summer Staff on the first day of each camp session and enforce restrictions on the basis of the assessments.

• Work with other staff as a team and ensure that Emergency Procedures are regularly reviewed and tested.

• Actively participate as a member of the Program Staff team in other aspects of camp when the waterfront is closed.

• Model enthusiastic, mature leadership to campers and volunteers.

• Be sensitive to and strive toward fulfilling the objectives and Mission of Camp Grafton.

Program Director
Risk Assessment: HIGH

Qualifications:

• Be at least 25 years of age

• Have previous leadership experience in a Staff capacity

• Have management experience and team leadership experience in a Camp situation
 
Duties off site (Prior to Summer Program):

 • Assist the Selection Committee in hiring Program and Kitchen Staff

• Meet with Program and Kitchen Staff team prior to the summer program for orientation and planning

• Organize and participate in Staff Training Program in conjunction with the Program Committee prior to commencement of Camp session

• Provide help in orienting new staff prior to the camping season

Duties on site (During Summer Program):

• Work cooperatively with the Camp Coordinator, Program, and Kitchen staff team.

• Be sensitive to and strive toward fulfilling the Mission of Camp Grafton.

• Communicate constantly with Program and Kitchen Staff, Volunteer Leaders, Resource Staff, and Administrative Staff.

• Evaluate, in conjunction with Program Staff, the functioning of each camp, and the performance of every Volunteer Leader and Resource. These evaluations are conducted at the end of each week and are documents.

• Evaluate throughout the summer, the functioning and performance of each Staff Member. This process can be facilitated by the Camp Coordinator. The intent of this evaluation is to recognize and applaud good performance and to label areas for improvement that can be focused on during the season.

• Review with all Staff, in order to achieve common understanding, the Policies and Procedures of Camp Grafton regarding: medical emergencies, fire, behaviour problems, waterfront activities, out trips and other items such as ‘lost’ campers.

• Chair meetings for a variety of purposes including programming, problem solving, and evaluation.

• In cooperation with the Program Staff team, program all activities of the Summer Program, and delegate responsibilities to Staff.

• Work closely with the LIT Director to coordinate programs for mutual benefit of both programs.

• Evaluate, in the capacity of Program Director, the overall functioning of the camp for the season. This evaluation will include developing recommendations for the following season and will be well documented and presented to the Board of Directors.

• Reports to and communicates with the Board on and off session via the Camp liaison.

• Conducts weekly safety audits and keeps documentation of same.

First Aid Attendant
Risk Assessment: HIGH
 
Qualifications:

• Occupational First Aid or Wilderness First Aid Certificate
 
Duties:

• Before camp begins, check the camp facilities and set up a first-aid station and a sick room

• Develop, implement, and evaluate emergency procedures in cooperation with other staff

• Be on the camp site at all times while campers are there

• Monitor and adjust the level of chlorination in the water supply

• Ensure that there are adequate first-aid supplies, replenish needed supplies as necessary

• Ensure that there is a safe place to store and lock up all medications

• Arrange to have a car for emergency use

• Review the camper application forms with the Program Director and take note of all health details. Note any allergies or conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or special diets. Prepare to pass on relevant health information to the appropriate staff members in consultation with the Program Director.

• At the time of the camper’s registration, collect all medications from the parents or campers and a copy of the campers’ registration containing any pertinent medical information.

• Administer First Aid, where necessary, and if further treatment is needed, inform the director immediately and arrange for transport to hospital or to the camper’s home.

• Develop, implement, supervise, and evaluate procedures for washing dishes and for the sanitary handling of food in consultation with the appropriate Program Staff.

• Specify certain hours for routine medical treatments or distribution of medications during the Summer Camp program.

• Check daily sanitation in washrooms, outhouses, kitchen, and cabins.

• Ensure that a high level of hygiene is maintained at camp at all times.

• Act as a resource to Volunteer Staff and Volunteer Leaders for their First Aid requests.

• Model enthusiastic, mature leadership to staff, campers, and volunteers.

• Be sensitive to and strive toward fulfilling the Mission of Camp Grafton.

• Document events, and submit a report and/or medical evaluation to the Camp Grafton Society.

• Communicate emergency procedures and relevant medical/health information to all appropriate camp program staff.

• Copy pertinent camp registration medical/health information in to the Camp Summer Program Files.

Cook’s Assistant
Risk Assessment: MODERATE

Qualifications:

• Be at least 17 years of age

• Have previous experience working in a kitchen that serves large groups of people, preferably in a camp setting.

• Be able to follow instructions

• Have BC Food Safe Certification

Duties:

• Complete food preparation tasks as directed by the Cook

• Help Serve food

• Help maintain a clean workplace and follow cleaning schedule as outlined in the Camp Grafton Policy Manual.

• When no kitchen tasks are to be completed, participate in Camp activities with permission from the Cook.

• Model enthusiastic, mature leadership to campers and volunteers.

• Be sensitive to and strive toward fulfilling the Mission of Camp Grafton.

Cook

Risk Assessment: HIGH
 
Qualifications:

• Be at least 19 years of age

• Have previous experience working in a kitchen that serves large groups of people, preferably in a camp setting.

• Must be highly organized and flexible to changes in menu.

• Have BC Food Safe Certification

Duties:

• Before Camp, help plan the menu and create shopping lists.

• Ensure that nutritious meals are provided on time, in consultation with Program Director.

• Ensure that meals take in to account any dietary needs or allergies of campers or staff.

• Communicate any changes in menu to Program Director.

• Supervise Cook’s Assistants

• Maintain a clean workplace and follow cleaning schedule as outlined in the Camp Grafton Policy Manual.

• Model enthusiastic, mature leadership to campers and volunteers.

• Be sensitive to and strive toward fulfilling the Mission of Camp Grafton.

Cabin Leader

Risk Assessment: HIGH

Qualifications:

• Be at least 17 years of age and at least 2 years older than the oldest camper

• Be developing a personal relationship with God

• Comfortable in a Christian ecumenical environment, having developed a solid understanding of the aims and philosophy of the Camp Grafton ministry, as outlined in the camp Mission Statement.

• Is at ease working in a rustic setting, challenging one’s physical and mental strength

• Is in good health

• Be youth-oriented and enjoy working in a team environment

• Pass all training components and courses as required by the Camp Grafton Society
 
Duties:

• Participate in program planning prior to camp opening.

• Ensure a full personal understanding of all emergency and safety procedures as covered in staff training.

• With fellow Leaders, creates a safe and nurturing environment in which campers’ individual strengths are valued and in which they are able to explore their own faith.

• Assumes 24 hour care of 6-8 campers in a cabin group. This includes health, safety, spiritual and emotional development, to the limit of the counsellor’s expertise and abilities.

• Participates in all activities with the larger camp group.

• Maintains food order amongst cabin mates. Confront and correct campers when necessary.

• Leads cabin devotions and quiet time, with guidance from the Director.

• Act as a mentor for a Leader in Training, when one is assigned.

• Communicated daily with the directors and the staff about any areas of concern and items of praise.

• Leads and supervises chore groups, ensures campers attend all meals, and participate in all activities.

• Attends all pre camp meetings and training sessions.

• Completes a camp evaluation from and submits it to the Director.

• Assumes other duties, such as camp cleanup and maintenance, assigned by the director when necessary.

Assistant Program Director

Risk Assessment: HIGH

Qualifications:

• Be at least 19 years of age

• Have previous leadership experience in a Staff capacity relevant to the Camp Summer Program
 
Duties:

• Follow Guideline for General Resource Positions

• Actively participate as a member of the Program Staff team in all aspects of camp when not assuming the role of the Program Director in his/her absence

• Model enthusiastic, mature leadership to all Campers and Volunteers

• Be sensitive to and strive toward fulfilling the Mission of Camp Grafton

• Be a manager of resources to the Volunteer Leaders

• Chair daily Leader Meetings: a discussion of group dynamics and opportunity to collectively help with each others’ challenges as Leaders, an opportunity for the Assistant Program Director to provide inspiration and feedback to Leaders regarding performance

• Meet with the Program Director and Executive Director prior to the Summer Program in order to define details of responsibility to be shared between Assistant Program Director and Program Director.