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. Speak to a board member about how you can help today! If you’re interested in volunteering at Petrie Island Canoe Club contact Commodore Sarah Kennedy at petriecanoe@gmail.com

10% Program

Petrie Island Canoe Club reserves 10% of its summer camps for kids in need. Teachers may nominate children they know from grades 3-6. Forms are distributed through all four school boards in March. The 10% committee notifies successful candidates at the end of May.


Jobs

Petrie Island Canoe Club Now Hiring Summer 2018
  • Want to play outside, all summer long, and get paid for it?
  • Are you keen to learn about the sport of canoe-kayak?
  • Are you great with kids?
  • Are you an active, energetic person?
  • Are you comfortable on and around the water?
  • Are you creative, independent, and motivated?

APPLY WITH US TODAY! Please send your resumé by email, subject: “Application – [Job Title]” to petriecanoe@gmail.com.

Qualified candidates will be selected and contacted for interviews. The summer program runs full-time, Monday to Friday from early June to August 25, 2018.


Bantam Coach – Sprint Canoe-Kayak

Responsibilities:
Petrie Island Canoe Club Campers Posing for a fun photo at the beach
  • The ability to address participants in at least one of Canada’s two official languages – Bilingualism an asset
  • Learn and apply all safety protocols.
  • Teach youth, ages 9-16yrs safety, canoe-kayak skills, and equipment care.
  • Plan and lead activities and practices.
  • Teach history/heritage of the canoe, the Ottawa River, and Petrie Island.
  • Learn and teach indigenous plants, animals & ecosystems of Petrie Island; lead stewardship projects on Petrie Island.
  • Prepare athletes for races. Plan, prepare, and coach regattas.
  • Coach canoe-kayak for children with disabilities, coach dragon boat to seniors.
  • Coach Open House Nights when requested.
  • Communicate with supervisor, coaches, administrator, paddlers, and parents.
Requirements:
  • Valid CPR/First Aid (course to be offered to PICC employees/volunteers in June)
  • Canadian Boating License (Course available online from an accredited course provider. See Transport Canada for a complete list)
  • Minimum of Community Coaching Certification (Canoe Kids) To register for June 10th course , please contact Ryan Blair ryanlblair@gmail.com
  • 2018 Police Records Check (do this now!) it takes 6-8 weeks to process. Forms available online at Ottawa Police (PDF)
  • Sprint paddler

Day Camp Coach – Recreational Canoe-Kayak

Responsibilities:
Petrie Club Coach with kids in War Canoe
  • The ability to address participants in at least one of Canada’s two official languages – Bilingualism an asset
  • Learn and apply safety protocols.
  • Teach youth, ages 9-16yrs safety, canoe-kayak skills, and equipment care.
  • Plan and lead activities and practices.
  • Teach history/heritage of the canoe, the Ottawa River, and Petrie Island.
  • Learn and teach indigenous plants, animals & ecosystems of Petrie Island; lead stewardship projects on Petrie Island.
  • Coach canoe-kayak for children with disabilities
  • Coach/Supervise Open Houses on Wednesday nights when requested.
  • Communicate with supervisor, other coaches, administrator, paddlers, and parents.
Requirements:
  • National Lifeguard Certification (any)
  • Valid CPR/First Aid (course to be offered to PICC employees/volunteers in June)
  • Canadian Boating License (Course available online from an accredited course provider. See Transport Canada for a complete list)
  • Minimum of Community Coaching Certification (Canoe Kids) To register for June 10th course, please contact Ryan Blair ryanlblair@gmail.com
  • 2018 Police Records Check (do this now!) it takes 6-8 weeks to process. Forms available online at Ottawa Police (PDF)

Administrative Assistant

Responsibilities:
Petrie Island Canoe Club Campers Sitting on a log flanked by their coaches
  • Demonstrate 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 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, and odd jobs.
Requirements:
  • Valid CPR/First Aid (course to be offered to PICC employees/volunteers in June)
  • Canadian Boating License (course available online from an accredited course provider. See Transport Canada for a complete list)
  • 2018 Police Records Check (do this now!) it takes 6-8 weeks to process. Forms available online at Ottawa Police (PDF)
  • English/French bilingual

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 resumé, if they are “priority” students.