Employment

 Volunteer – Youth Leadership Program

(Volunteer experience  for youth ages 10 – 17)

Not ready, or don’t have time, to become an intern but still want to build your skills and get work experience? Become a volunteer!

To apply, drop into the Hall and speak with the Hall Coordinator, try it out for the day or try it out for a few weeks to see if it interests you.

There are two types of youth volunteers: Casual and Formal.

To become a Casual Volunteer, just drop into the Community Hall on a Friday or Saturday between 10:00 – 1:00 and see if there are any tasks you can help out with; tasks will mostly be as a cafe helper.

To become a Formal Volunteer,  you will meet with the Volunteer Coordinator or Hall Coordinator to fill out a volunteer form, discuss what skills you are interested in learning and decide on specific days that you are available to volunteer.

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Recreation Program Leaders

Do you have ideas for recreation or activity programs? Do you want to share your skills, crafts and knowledge? Do you want a part-time casual job as a Program Leader? Then we want to hear from you!

As a Program Leader you will be responsible for planning, organizing and leading recreation activities. Activities can include, but are not limited to: arts, crafts, sports, games, workshops, dance, music, nature programs and organizing special events. If you are interested please call Andrea at 250-629-3669 or email bookings@penderislands.org

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Volunteering

The Hall often needs volunteers for the following:

• Film Projectionist
• Youth Leadership Program Mentor
• Program leadership/ assistant
• Assist at the Community Cafes
• Help organize and run special events
• Garden (weeding, pruning, etc.)
• Special administrative projects
• Annual Hall clean-ups
• Annual Yuletide Craft Fair
• Hall Board members or committee members

If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Hall at (250) 629-3669 or email bookings@penderislands.org

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2020 Summer Positions 

Summer Programs Coordinator and Leader

Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a Summer Programs Coordinator and Leader. The position is contingent on funding and is open to youth 19 – 30 years old and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred. This position entails a combination of administrative responsibilities and direct program delivery. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.

Are you looking for a challenge? An exciting opportunity exists for a Summer Programs Coordinator, planning and facilitating youth leadership programs and summer camp programs. We are looking for a creative, organized, and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in recreation, leadership, the outdoors, and a passion for teaching children and youth.

Key Duties:
– Pre-camp: Program planning, scheduling, promotion, registration, orientation, administration, etc
– Liaise and collaborate with community organizations
– Program delivery, supply distribution, maintain budget control, staff & volunteer supervision, support and evaluations
– Community Gathering and Farmers Market assistance
– Develop and implement an effective volunteer training and orientation program
– Provide direction & training to volunteers & interns
– Chair volunteer and staff meetings
– Coordinate special events – i.e. Fathers Day Kite Building
– Evaluate the total program at summers end in detail; compile a comprehensive report with statistics and recommendations

Preferred Skills and Experience:
– Excellent organizational, communication (verbal and written), customer service, and interpersonal skills.
– Knowledge of local activities, resources and community groups
– Experience with office procedures and budgeting.
– Experience with program planning, safety, instructional methods & leadership techniques.
– Experience leading children 6 – 12 years of age and youth 12 – 18 years of age
– Experience organizing and leading games songs, crafts, drama and other recreational activities.
– Interest or knowledge in heritage, rural or farm life skills.
– Ability to handle emergency and discipline situations.
– Ability to supervise, evaluate, motivate, and challenge interns and staff.
– Current First Aid with CPRC and AED
– Bronze cross (or better), Foodsafe and a current Class 4 BC Driver’s License would be an asset
– The successful applicant will be required to provide criminal record clearance

Anticipated Start Date: May 2020 Anticipated End Date: Aug 31, 2020

Hours: 40 hrs/week, schedule will include most Saturdays. $17.00 – $17.50 /hour

Please email your resume and cover letter to: bookings@penderislands.org

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Farm Programs Coordinator and Leader 

Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a summer position as Farmers Programs Coordinator and Leader. This position is open to youth 15 – 30 years. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible hours, including Saturdays and some evenings. This position requires an acceptable criminal record check.

Farm Programs Coordinator duties will include:
– Assist with the Farmers Market set-up
– Liaise with farmers, artists and artisans
– Develop a Youth Leadership camp about event management in conjunction with the Fall Fair
– Develop and lead farm & heritage crafts and activities for all ages
– Budgeting & purchasing for the programs
– Supervise & provide support to volunteers & LIT

Other duties will include:
– Develop a farm and heritage skills database
– General office administration
– Liaise & collaborate with community organizations
– Organize special events & regular activities
– Assist with regular events & activities
– Promotion, advertising, marketing & public relations
– Work collaboratively with the Hall Manager
– Carry out additional duties as required

Preferred skills and knowledge:
– Able to lift and carry 30 – 40lbs.
– Experience developing and leading activities.
– Interest or knowledge in heritage, rural or farm life skills and culture.
– Good communication (verbal and written), customer service, and interpersonal skills.
– Knowledge of local activities, resources and community groups
– Working towards a degree in Agriculture, Management, Business, Tourism, Community Development…
– Foodsafe and Class 4 would be an asset
– Current First Aid Training with CPR & AED
– Current Criminal Records Check

Please email a resume and cover letter to: bookings@penderislands.org

Anticipated Start Date: June/ July 2020
Anticipated End Date: August 31, 2020

Hours: 30 hrs per week minimum, plus additional hours as mutually agreed.
Schedule will include some evenings, Sundays and most Saturdays. Additional training hours may be available in the spring.
Wage: $14.60 – $15.60 /hour.

Email your resume and cover letter to: bookings@penderislands.org

Maintenance and Programs Assistant

Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a summer student position as Programs and Maintenance Assistant. This position is open to youth 15 – 30 years. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible hours, including Saturdays and some evenings. This position requires an acceptable criminal record check.

Maintenance Assistant duties may include:
– Assist with cleaning of all areas
– Assist with grounds keeping
– Basic building maintenance
– Building projects
– Work collaboratively with the Maintenance Manager

Programs Assistant duties will include:
– Assist with regular events & activities
– Assist with Summer Camps & activities
– Assist with Farmers Market & Fall Fair
– Assist with Community Café and lunches
– Provide support to volunteers & LIT
– Work collaboratively with the Programs Coordinators

Other duties could include:
– Assist with development of events & activities
– Promotion, advertising, marketing & public relations
– Create short Hall promotional videos
– Carry out additional duties as required
– Technical support and improvements

Preferred skills and knowledge:
– Able to lift and carry 40+ lbs.
– Basic to intermediate experience with maintenance and grounds keeping.
– Good communication (verbal and written), customer service, and interpersonal skills.
– Knowledge of local activities, resources and community groups
– Interest or knowledge in trades related careers
– Experience working with children 6 – 12 years of age.
– Experience assisting with the leadership of recreational activities
– Current First Aid Training with Child CPR & AED
– Current acceptable Criminal Records Check

Anticipated Start Date: June/ July 2020
Anticipated End Date: August 31, 2020

Hours: 30 hrs per week minimum, plus additional hours as mutually agreed.
Schedule will include some evenings, Sundays and most Saturdays.

Wage: $14.60 /hour

Email your resume and cover letter to: bookings@penderislands.org

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2020 September Positions 

Cafe Host & Hall Helper – Youth Leadership Program

(A paid internship for youth ages 12 – 17)

What is an internship?
An internship is an agreement between a student and an organization in which the student provides services to the organization and the organization provides work experience, training and work opportunities for the student. Students often use an internship to decide if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts or gain school credit. Internships can be either paid or unpaid.
The honorarium (like a wage) will start at $5 hour for a three month trial. Incremental increases will be based on experience, ability and independence. Training will be offered as needed and by request.

Initial Duties
Community Café Server, assist with maintenance, landscaping, simple office jobs, assist with activities and events and other jobs as discussed and mutually agreed upon.

Duties progression
As the intern gains experience, and subject to age, abilities and interests, there will be further opportunities for training and growth. This can include event and activity coordination, administrative skills, advertising and marketing, maintenance, landscaping, program leadership…

To apply, send in a resume (parents can help but applicants need to be fully involved in this) to bookings@penderislands.org The resume should include: your name, phone number, what jobs you do around the house, at school, as a volunteer or in other places. You should also include any hobbies, special skills or interests you have. You are encouraged to include a cover letter. You will also need to include two references 1) a parent 2) your teacher; please provide email addresses for both of your references.

Deadline to submit your resume is Wednesday September 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

Interviews will be held. Hours are scheduled on non-school Friday and Saturdays and are generally limited to 6 to 10 hours per month.

How to write a resume: https://www.monster.ca/career-advice/article/no-experience
How to prepare for an interview: http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/tips-interview.html
Learn about employment standards: http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/facshts/youth_general.htm