Volunteer

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Volunteer for Spring Break Camp 

Discover and share your own gifts as you support young learners in their own joyful growth at Soaring Eagle Nature School. Learning seems almost effortless, and at the end of each wonder-full day you’ll wish like could always be this meaningful and fun.

Soaring Eagle Nature School offers 5 day long Spring Break Camps in North Vancouver and Vancouver. Our mission is to empower people to discover and share their gifts through meaningful connections to the natural world.

Volunteers work with children from the ages of 4-12 (range to be determined based on need and experience.) Curriculum includes and is not limited to: ecology, edible and medicinal plants, basic outdoor/survival skills, wildlife tracking, bird identification and behavior, navigation with and without map and compass, sensory development games and activities.

Qualifications

Basic naturalist knowledge, ideally from this bioregion. You don’t need to be an expert, but you do need a desire to explore just as much as the children, and to engage with them in the learning process so that they can discover and solve natural mysteries. We learn in and from the natural spaces we explore.

Experience working with children in a non-coercive and supportive way. This may include experience with: non-violent communication (or other similar framework), a strengths-based approach, supporting internal validation and self-directed inquiry.

Applicants must be 18 or older, unless with special permission.

A Criminal Record Check is provided for all volunteers.

Time Commitment

A 5 day long summer camp. Days run from 8:00/8:30 – 1:30/4:00, depending on the program. You are responsible for providing your own snack and lunch.

Accountability

Soaring Eagle Interns report to the Program Lead Instructor and the Director.

Recognition

Volunteers will receive a free SENS T-shirt. We are able to proved a reference letter upon request. As well, you will receive ongoing mentorship from experience instructors and valuable experience in the field. For every 5 day long camp you do as an intern, you are entitled to a $50 stipend.

Please send your resume and cover letter as soon as possible to:

info@soaringeaglenatureschool.org

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Testimonial from a Summer Camp Intern:

Hey Soaring Eagle I’ve just landed back home in Wales and I just wanted to send a message to thank you personally for everything Soaring Eagle has done for me. You guys welcomed a community into my life that I thought I was isolated within. It was such a blessing to be put in a position where I could use my own growth mentally, soulfully and spiritually to aid the values of younger generations. But apart from the children and incredible location, I feel so lucky to have been given the impression of every instructor in this team into my life, from your staff’s contagious enthusiasm, empowering inner strength, welcoming calm energy, I could be here forever listing everyone! I will undoubtedly carry this experience as a part of my soul in my adventures to come, knowing somewhere out there, there are others just like me. What you do is amazing. I know this whole experience will stay with me for much time to come. Thank you!!! 

-Holly, Summer Camp Intern, Wales.