Volunteer

The 23rd Annual Enbridge Canoe for Kids will be a VERY busy event, so we are always looking for volunteers to help us out!  Join us for a great day on the beach!

If you are interested in volunteering at Canoe for Kids, please contact Kim Banks at 613.742.6922 ext. 224 or kbanks@christielakekids.com

 

Volunteer Information and Job Descriptions

Volunteer Orientation:

Volunteer orientation is mandatory. The orientations will be held at Mooney’s Bay (2960 Riverside Drive).  We will meet at the Baja Burger Shack on the beach. The orientation will include a walk-through of the event site, a run-down on the responsibilities and roles for each position and a briefing on the emergency plan, and light set-up. Please indicate that you are able to attend this orientation date.

 

›        Friday, June 1st – 6:00pm

 

*Should you not be able to attend, then please let us know so that we can send you further information regarding your position.

 

When to Arrive?

  • We’re asking all volunteers to be at Mooney’s Bay for 7:00am as there will be a brief volunteer orientation session
  • Any questions you have will be answered at this session
  • Your roles will be further clarified

 

What to Wear?

  • Something comfortable!
  • This event is outdoors and takes place rain or shine, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather

 

SITE SET UP:

Duties:

  • Setting up Family Fun Zone
  • Setting up Silent Auction Tent
  • Moving Chairs/Tables/Materials to relevant tents
  • Putting up signage

Skills: Able to work with little supervision, cooperative and flexible, alert and attentive to detail.

Special Requirements: All ages, willing to work in all types of weather, able to stand for long periods of time, some tasks involve heavy lifting

Shifts:  6:00am to 9:00am

 FAMILY FUN ZONE

Duties:

  • Prepare and organize crafts
    Assist with operation of games
  • Clean up and maintenance of area
  • Assist children where required

Skills: ability to work well with children, fun, energetic, animated, organized

Special Requirements: Any age, previous experience working with children an asset; some positions are wheelchair accessible.

Shifts: 9:00am to 12:30pm

DOCK HANDS (6 needed):

Duties:

  • Help Racers get in and out of canoes safely
  • Help with paddles, equipment
  • Runners

 Skills: Excellent communication skills; organized and able to work under extreme pressure; customer service experience; able to multi-task; respond/fulfill requests promptly and efficiently; social and energetic.

 Special Requirements: Any age; standing for long periods of time; some lifting may be required.

 Shifts:  8:00am-1:00pm

 SILENT AUCTION -

 Duties:

  • Set up bid sheets and prizing
  • Set up payment area for auction closing
  • Inform participants of SA rules
  • Sell raffle tickets
  • Upon closing accept payment, and distribute prizing

 Skills: superior customer service skills; work efficiently without supervision; learn new tasks quickly and effectively; ability to multi task; ability to function in a fast-paced environment; energetic.

 Special Requirements: Any age; bilingualism is an asset; this position is mainly under a tent but may require occasional tasks to be completed outdoors; sitting for long periods of time.

 Shifts: 7:30AM – EVENT CLOSING

 REGISTRATION -  FULL

 Duties:

  • Registering teams as they arrive
  • Communicating with Race Coordinators
  • Accounting for Pledge and Donations tallies to CLK specs

 Skills: superior customer service skills; work efficiently without supervision; learn new tasks quickly and effectively; ability to multi task; ability to function in a fast-paced environment; energetic.

 Special Requirements: Any age; bilingualism is an asset; this position is mainly under a tent but may require occasional tasks to be completed outdoors; sitting for long periods of time.

 Shifts: 7:30AM – 9:30AM

FIRST AID: -

 Duties:

  • Administering minor first aid to participants
  • Encouraging safe practices of participants
  • Implementing event emergency plan if necessary

 Skills: Able to work with little supervision, cooperative and flexible, alert and attentive to detail.

 Special Requirements: Over 18, First Aid Certified, NLS Certified, Life-guarding experience mandatory

 Shifts:  7:00am to 1:00pm

 

BBQ ZONE:

Duties:

  • Stock, set-up and clean-up condiments
  • Cook food according to regulations
  • Serve food items
  • Crowd management and patron assistance.

 Skills: Excellent communication skills; organized and able to work under extreme pressure; customer service experience; able to multi-task; respond/fulfill requests promptly and efficiently; social and energetic.

 Special Requirements: Any age; standing for long periods of time; some lifting may be required.

 BACK UP CANOERS: -

 Duties:

  • Fill in when teams are short on paddlers
  • Help participants get in and out of canoes safely, when not paddling

 Skills: General knowledge of canoeing – although not necessary

 Shifts:  8:00am to 1:00pm