- Location: Old Beach TAS
- Category: Young People
Type of work
- Education & Training
- Wheelchair Access
- Work Experience
- Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Regular - more than 6 months
6-7pm, Wednesdays during school terms. Assistant Leaders will also need to dedicate some time for set up, pack up and planning.
Approx 40 hrs online training (self-paced) and on-the-job training.
- National Police Certificate *
- Working with Children Check *
Scouts Australia has full volunteer insurance.
Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the level of coverage for volunteers due to various restrictions to ensure they are covered for the roles they will be undertaking.
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Do you love children but are concerned by the effect of too much 'screen time' on their development and social skills?
Do you enjoy watching kids learn practical skills while discovering the beauty and wonder in their natural environment?
Due to expansion and natural movement of Leaders to other sections, we have kids on waiting lists because we cannot fulfill the required ratio of adults to children. Old Beach Scouts are urgently looking for volunteer Assistant Leaders to join their Joey Mob (5 - 7 years).
Old Beach Scouts needs volunteers who are prepared to be reliable, attentive, cheerful and have a can-do attitude - as this is the role model we want for the children. Please note you do not have to have children to be good at this! This role would also be perfect for anyone working or seeking work in a childcare or education setting.
============================= What does a JOEY ASSISTANT LEADER do?
We have 10 Joey Scouts aged 5-7 years - this is the first section of the Scouting journey.
The Joey Scout program nurtures a deeper understanding of the world around them. Joeys do activities which earn them badges themed around 'care and share', 'buddies', 'environment and adventure' and 'promises'.
A Joey Assistant Leader will help their experienced Leader plan and deliver fun, age-appropriate crafts, games and imaginative play during a weekly 1 hour session. There are also opportunities to join the older Cubs (7-10yrs) for Community Service activities such as helping out with 'Dining With Friends'; and a once-a-year 'group camp' (overnights optional) with all sections of Old Beach.
This role is most suited to someone who is comfortable singing songs, enjoys making stuff (it doesn't have to be perfect!) and has a huge heart for little kids. Think Play School with an outdoor theme.
The more the merrier, so this is a volunteer role you could do with a friend. Approximately two hours a week volunteering during term times - one hour running the program, approximately one hour (sometimes less) for set-up, pack-up and planning time with your Leader.