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Make a difference this summer!

Each summer, we recruit volunteers for our Summer Fun! art camp programs. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience working with children ages 5-12 in a fun and energetic setting! Deadline to apply is June 14, 2024.

About Summer Fun!

Our Summer Fun! program runs for six weeks from July 2 – August 9, 2024, and offers a variety of visual and performing arts camps. Place des Arts is seeking responsible, caring, and committed volunteers interested in working with children ages 5-12 years.

Shifts are daily (Monday-Friday) at Place des Arts. You can choose between:

  • Full-day shift: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM, 7 hours (with a 30-minute break)
  • Morning shift: 8:30 AM-12:50 PM, 4.33 hours
  • Afternoon shift: 11:45 AM-4:00 PM, 4.25 hours

For our Summer Fun! volunteers, we require:

  • a minimum commitment of two weeks between July 2 – August 9;
  • Attendance at a mandatory orientation session on Tuesday, June 25, 4:30-6:30 PM, at Place des Arts;
  • Experience working with children 5-12 years old, (for example babysitting, daycare, volunteering with elementary schools, day camps and other children’s programs);
  • Be patient, caring, friendly, dependable, committed, responsible and adaptable;
  • Ability to relate to children;
  • Effective verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a team environment and follow instructions well;
  • Applicants must be over the age of 13; volunteers over the age of 18 are required to complete a Criminal Record Check;

Studying in a field related to childcare and education is an asset. For example, Special Education Assistant (SEA) or Teacher Assistant, Early Childhood Education (ECE), Education or Professional Development Program (PDP), etc.

Summer Fun! Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

Summer Fun volunteers work closely with staff and teachers to ensure the safety and participation of students in the camp.

Specific duties include:

  • Welcoming students each day;
  • Assisting the teacher with classroom set up and clean up;
  • Escorting students to and from the classroom;
  • Reinforcing Place des Arts “FISH” behaviour policy: Follow instructions, Include everyone, Show respect and Help each other.
  • Working one-on-one with students who need support;
  • Supervising students in the classroom, and during break times and transitions.


  • Excellent opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career related to education or childcare to gain experience and skills;
  • Earn work experience and volunteer hours;
  • Reference letters or confirmation/record of hours worked;
  • A Place des Arts volunteer t-shirt;
  • Be eligible for our Volunteer of the Month recognition program.

How to Apply

Complete our Volunteer Application Form by June 14, 2024. If selected, The Summer Fun Camp Coordinator will contact you in June for an interview.

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