SUMMARY OF FUNCTION:
The Girls Can Too program offers students the opportunity to volunteer for a week in July or August assisting with ecological restoration projects at Bolton Camp in Caledon. GCT provides young women with hands-on learning experiences in ecology and restoration. From creating habitat to restoring trails, female youth participate in building projects that provide them with a variety of hands-on skills, as well as improve the ecosystems that are vital to the health of the Great Lakes region. The program also includes mentorship and training opportunities with females from a variety of professions.
Volunteers work in crews with other high school students on outdoor tasks and high school students can earn up to 35 community service hours by participating in the program.
Transportation to Bolton Camp will be offered August 14-18 and August 21-25. Bus pick-up locations during these two weeks include:
Turner Fenton Secondary School (7935 Kennedy Rd S, Brampton);
Harold M Brathwaite Secondary School (415 Great Lakes Dr, Brampton);
and Herb Campbell Public School (3749 King St, Inglewood)
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
• At least 11 years of age;
• Able to commit to volunteering for one full week (Monday – Friday);
• Interested in the outdoors and environmental conservation;
• Comfortable working in a team environment;
• Punctual and reliable.
SUMMARY OF MAJOR TASKS:
- Arrive on time at a Bolton Camp each day.
- Participate in an orientation and training session.
- Comply with all health and safety instructions provided and maintain a safety focus during all tasks.
- Daily work activities may include removing tree planting, building habitat structures, wildlife surveys, furniture restoration, invasive species removal, monitoring planting sites, and restoring trails.
- Use hand tools and equipment safely, including shovels, drills, and loppers.
- Other tasks as assigned.
Please note: volunteers less than 18 years of age require parental or guardian consent to participate in this program.