Experiential Learning Curriculum Developer

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Posted Date: August 18, 2022

Time CommitmentFlexible Monday to Friday based on volunteer schedule.
Minimum Age18
Location(s)This is a virtual opportunity with the possibility of being hybrid. In person volunteering would be at Toronto Yonge St YMCA.

Program Description

The YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada (YEC) Program is a national exchange program for 12 to 17 year olds that pairs groups of 10 to 30 participants together from a different province or territory, staying at least 5 days in each other’s communities. The program aims to provide youth with the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of Canadian identity, connect with diverse communities, and develop leadership skills.

Major Duties

Major Duties May Include:

  • Researching and reporting on experiential education connections between YEC program and the Ontario Curriculum for students in Grade 7 and 8.
  • Designing educational tools and activities that will be delivered by exchange partners, who are primarily teachers and youth workers.
  • Presenting educational tools and activities to YMCA staff and exchange partners.
  • Researching and reporting on experiential education connections between YEC program and the curriculum in other provinces.
  • Potential to complete other projects as agreed to by volunteer and staff partner.

Qualifications

  • Minimum age 18
  • Successful applicants to this role will need to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening from their local police service before their first day of volunteering and every three years on the anniversary of their first day of volunteering.
  • Successful applicants to this role will need to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong ability to relate with diverse clientele.
  • Assets for applicants:
    • Students working towards becoming certified teachers, retired teachers.
    • Experienced working in experiential education.
    • Experienced in working with elementary students in Grade 7 and 8.
    • Understanding of Universal Design Principles in Education.

Benefits

  • Develop your interpersonal and communication skills in a dynamic non-formal educational setting.
  • A practicum environment that suits the personal interest of the student and will allow them to explore an approach they are considering in their professional career.
  • Access to professional and personal development training opportunities.
  • Gain valuable Canadian work experience.
  • Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life.
  • Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the YMCA Mission, Vision and Values.

How to apply

Complete the online volunteer application. You will need to provide the position title and location information of this position during step 3 of the application.

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Why Volunteer for the Y?

The YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great place to volunteer through an environment that embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all volunteers.  The YMCA provides more than 5500 volunteers with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities.  The YMCA works to build healthy communities.  This is achieved through a robust volunteer staff partnership, shared culture and values. 

Our Commitments

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association.

 We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

About YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a dynamic charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our 2010-2020 strategic plan Strong Start Great Future calls upon our Association to invest in young people across their life stages to deliver on our vision of ensuring our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults. This community health strategy includes a significant role for adults and older adults.

Mirroring the region’s diversity, the YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of the community, including employment and essential skills, education, newcomer programs, youth outreach and intervention, fitness, sports and aquatics, international programs, child care and camps. 

When you support the YMCA of Greater Toronto, you help us ensure more children, youth and young adults have the chance to be healthy… and so much more. We believe that by providing our children with a strong start, they will have a great future. And, ultimately, strong, healthy children mean strong, healthy communities in the GTA for the years to come.