Still in Need - Science Center of Iowa Summer Camp Jr. Counselors

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The Junior Counselor role at the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) is a vital role to the experience of the campers, providing a fun, safe and educationally-effective learning environment. Jr. Counselors will act as role models for campers, engaging and inspiring them along their journey of lifelong science learning. Taking advantage of the opportunities for personal growth as a developing leader in our community.
-Assist Camp Educators in facilitating curriculum and activities in the daily schedule
 Support Camp Educators with sorting, gathering and doing inventory of necessary supplies
 Serve as support during field trips and transition periods of camp, keeping campers respectful, quiet and on
time in their daily schedule
 Responsible for providing care and well-being of campers while participating in programs

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Day Camp Junior Counselor

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Expectations:
• Attend a group interview in April and a training session in May or early June.
• Read and regularly review all required training materials, especially the Junior Counselor Handbook.
• While volunteering, be a positive role model in what you say and do.
• Through your actions, behaviors, and speech, you will uphold and support the museum’s Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Code of Conduct when at Living History Farms.
• Follow, abide by, and comply with all policies and program guidelines, including safety regulations, cell phone and social media policies, camp dress code, and being on time for your scheduled shift.
• Be supportive of your lead counselor in their expectations for campers.
• Respect the confidentiality of sensitive information.
• Feel free to ask for assistance, help, or guidance from your staff camp counselor, Education Program Coordinator, or Department Director.
• Regularly check the Volunteer Trello Board for important announcements, training resources, reading materials, and general museum information and updates.

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Hope WDM Preschool Craft and Lesson Prep

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We need help prepping crafts and lesson plans for the teaching staff. We use the summer to prep materials for the school year. Prepping includes, tracing, cutting, drawing, copying, etc. Hours are flexible – when you contact me we can make a plan to see what works best for both of our schedules.

Safety City

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Each Safety City volunteers are paired with one or two children going into Kindergarten. Our sessions run for five days and meet 2.5 hours each day with morning and afternoon sessions available. The volunteers mentor their assigned kindergartners through several safety lessons and assist them with different activities throughout the week. Waukee Police Officers facilitate the class and lead everyone in a fun, healthy, safe environment.

Hands on History Camp

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Students will help campers at a variety of hand-on history camp activities. You will assist with check in and pick up daily, and make sure the students are safe when handling knives, making fire, etc. You will be expected to engage with students and assist them, but not perform their tasks. Each camp is 1 week, Monday-Friday, from 8:45-12:15. Camps are the weeks of June 10, July 8 and August 12, and you will sign up for 1 full week. Commitment is 3.5 hours/day x 5 days.

JA BizTown in a Day

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JA BizTown in a Day is offered 4 days (June 18, 20, 24 and 26) and we are needing High School Helpers to help watch over the students and ensure that they are staying on task and answer any questions they might have. The students will be participating in the BizTown experience and High School helpers will be assigned a storefront where they will be asked to lead meetings and help guide students as they need throughout the day. Training will be provided prior to students arriving and lunch will be provided for any volunteers.

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Camp Invention

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– Earn 40 volunteer hours and strengthen college, scholarship or job applications.
– Mentor and inspire elementary and middle school children to be creative and to never give up.
– Improve leadership and communication skills through interactions with parents, mentorship and time management skills.
– Learn entrepreneurial and intellectual property concepts through the lens of invention and innovation.

ASAP Summer Arts Camp #2

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Volunteers may sign up for as many days as they like. Serve as studio assistants, helping set up the work space, replenish supplies, help kids with their arts activities, clean up, and load out each day. Work takes place outside and under park shelters. Wear clothes that can get dirty, and bring a water bottle if possible. Check in each day for your specific assignment. Studio options include painting, sculpture, nature art, drumming, flags, and more. No arts experience required.

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