Employment

Summer Staff Positions

Volunteering:
Applications for those interested in volunteering are accepted throughout the year.
Student volunteers are welcome. Must be at least 14 years of age. Please contact us!

Summer Employment Opportunities:

Do you want a job that makes an impact?

The application period for 2023 summer jobs is OPEN

Waupoos Family Farm is the only local charity that offers entire families who live below the poverty line the opportunity to vacation together. Our team of passionate, dedicated summer students and supervisors strive to make each vacation a fun and memorable experience. Consider joining our team by applying for one of the positions below.

Position 1: Program Supervisor

The Program Supervisor’s role is to plan, coordinate and implement fun and recreational camp activities for visiting children and their families. They will work as part of a team to clean the lodge and cottages and do weekly laundry. The ideal candidate will be:
– Highly organized
– Comfortable speaking to groups
– Disciplined and task-oriented
– Able to both think independently and take initiative as well as be able to take direction.

$15.50/hour. Approximately 30 hrs/week for 8-9 consecutive weeks; June 26- September 1, 2023. Actual dates/hours dependent upon government funding.
Workweek: Tuesday to Saturday. Application Deadline March 24, 2023

Position 2: Lifeguard:

Waupoos is a vacation destination for low-income families and the pool is a key attraction. The lifeguard’s role is critical as there are many people in the pool area and safety needs to be a top priority. The ideal candidate will:
– Ensure safe practices and prevent incidents
– Encourage a sense of play
– Provide basic swimming instruction and water safety programming for children
– Clean and maintain the pool facilities daily.
– Work as part of a team to clean the lodge and cottages and assist with weekly laundry.

$17.00/hour. National Lifeguard Certification is required.
Approximately 30 hrs/week for 8-9 consecutive weeks; June 26- September 1, 2023. Actual dates/hours dependent upon government funding.
Workweek: Tuesday to Saturday Application Deadline March 24, 2023

Position 3: Maintenance and Animal Care 

The successful candidate will ensure proper care and maintenance of farm grounds including grooming lawns, maintaining fire pit area, overseeing community gardens, and trail management. Duties include:
– Attending to the daily care of farm animals and providing information to visiting children about the animals.
– Assisting with general facility maintenance, including painting and any necessary repairs to farm facilities, stalls and fences.
– Work as part of a team to clean and maintain cottages and lodge facilities.
– Welcoming and interacting with guests.

$15.50/hour. Approximately 30 hrs/week for 8-9 consecutive weeks; June 26- September 1, 2023. Actual dates/hours dependent upon government funding. Workweek: Tuesday to Saturday.  Application Deadline March 24, 2023

Position 4: Counsellor

The Counsellor’s role is to assist with programming and both indoor and outdoor projects. They will also oversee and coordinate the day volunteers during the summer.
The ideal candidate will:
– Be organized, and friendly and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
– Lead recreational and other activities for visiting families.
– Work on landscaping and gardening projects
– Work as part of a team to clean lodge and cottages and assist with weekly laundry
– Assist with animal care, and overall coordination of the volunteer program.

$15.50/hour. Approximately 30 hrs/week for 8-9 consecutive weeks; June 26- September 1, 2023. Actual dates/hours dependent upon government funding.
Work week: Tuesday to Saturday. Application Deadline: March 24, 2023

Additional Information for all Positions:

  • All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, 16 to 30 years of age (funding requirement)
  • Current certification in First Aid, CPR-C & AED is required (or willing to obtain before starting employment)
  • If the successful candidate is over 18 years of age, they will be required to provide a criminal records check prior to employment
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset (English, French, Arabic)
  • Staff will be responsible for leading and participating in daily chapel time
  • Actual dates and hours are dependent upon funding received
  • Must have own transportation; Waupoos is not located on any OC Transpo bus routes
  • While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All applicants must provide a resume and a cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position of interest.

Send applications to:

The Waupoos Foundation
2050 Rideau Rd.
Ottawa, ON
K1X 1B1

Attn: Farm Management Team

Email:
contact@waupoos.com