Get Involved

Volunteering

Volunteers keep the wheels turning at every canoe club. Volunteering builds lasting friendships, shows you care, and builds community within the club. There are many ways that you can make a difference! Consider joining the board, becoming an official, making regatta food, or helping to plan one of our events. Youth Racing families are expected to contribute a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer work each summer. It takes over 60 volunteers to run a two-day regatta, and our club is responsible to fill between 8 and 12 shifts at each. If you sign up early, there are always lots of different options available. Visit Canoe/Kayak Canada Eastern Ontario Division to learn more. If you’re interested in volunteering directly with our club, please send an e-mail to petriecanoe@gmail.com.

Jobs

Please submit your resume to Sarah Kennedy at petriecanoe@gmail.com

Administrative Assistant

Starting Pay: $14.25/Hour
Number of Weeks: 9
Number of Hours per Week: 20 to 35

Requirements:
  • Valid CPR/First Aid
  • Canadian Boating License (Online test available from several accredited providers. See Transport Canada for a complete list)
  • Police Records Checks – As of 2021, Canoe Kayak Canada will be responsible for processing all club-related police checks (applies only to employees 18+).
  • English/French bilingual
Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate excellent proficiency in both written and spoken French and English, addressing each in his/her preferred language.
  • Communicate with participants, coaches, parents, and supervisor, to optimize the organization of club activities.
  • General clerical duties including, but not limited to: answering phone calls and e-mails, mail distribution, filing, coordinating and maintaining records, and coordinating club activities.
  • Taking photos, and maintaining social media.
  • General support for camp activities, operating a safety boat, odd jobs.

Canada’s Summer Jobs Program asks that employers prioritize hiring the following groups of students: students with disabilities, Indigenous students, and students who belong to visible minorities. We encourage applicants to indicate in their resumes if they are “priority” students.