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Position: Art and Nature Workshop Leader – Noticing Nature 2019
Type: summer Organization: Yorklands Green Hub
Location: 785 York Road, Guelph (York Road Bus #4)

Calling all leaders!
Seeking a teacher/facilitator for eight sessions of a two hour workshop on nature and art program.
Job Description: Engaging and facilitating a parent/child observing nature and art program two mornings a week in July and August. All sessions run from 10am to 12pm. Adult volunteer will assist.
Duties include developing and facilitating, with Yorklands Green Hub volunteers, creative day programming for 8 two-hour sessions comprised of approximately ten adults and their children. Experience teaching in an outdoor setting and comfort working with parents with their children,4-11 years old. Basic identification of leaves, flowers, insects, etc. in a park setting. Love of nature and basic art will be considered assets. Outdoor setting is rich with trees, meadows, biodiverse species. Children will take home a homemade interpretation of some species observed.
Requirements: Must want to have fun and engage children through science and art!
Session dates:
July 16, 18, 23 and 25
August 13, 15, 20, 22
Please email info@yorklandsgreenhub.ca (Attention: Annette Johnson) for more information.
Upper Credit Humane Society, Erin Ontario
The Education Committee, part of the Upper Credit Humane Society, is looking for a retired elementary teacher, with primary level experience, who would enjoy planning and presenting Ontario Curriculum based lessons about animals, to preschool, kindergarten - grade 4, and community groups such as the Girl Guides. This person would be assisted by 2 other committee members, but the presentation portion is this individual's responsibility. Topics include pet care and animal safety. Both Halton and Wellington schools are included for possible school visits. This person should enjoy interacting with children using games, stories, and concrete materials such as felt boards, to enhance student learning.
If interested, please contact:
David Heimbecker,
Education Coordinator
Upper Credit Humane Society
416-801-5607
david.heimbecker@sympatico.ca
Alzheimer Society of Guelph - Wellington Volunteer Companion Program :
Volunteers are matched with a person who has Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia who is living at home. Companions share weekly recreational and social activities (up to 3 hours/week) while the caregiver takes time for him/herself. Training and orientation for the volunteer is provided.
If you can help, please call Carmen at 519-836-7672.

The Bookshelf Tutoring Program :
The Bookshelf Tutoring Program is now in its second year and has had great success so far. Students are pre-registered from the area high schools and are matched up with a tutor specializing in their subject of need. The program is free of charge. The students and tutors meet for 1 session a week on the second floor of the Bookshelf downtown. Sessions are 3:45 to 4:45 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until the end of November and then again in January till June. Free pizza and snacks are provided. Attendance is taken. Students meet with the same tutor for the duration of the semester.
If you are interested in tutoring, or if you know a student candidate, please call Prof. Sue Chuang - 519-824-4120 ext. 58389.