COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 22 May 2017
A typical day involved me helping kids with homework, organizing and helping out with games and getting to know new personalities. I learned how to be more vocal around new people/kids. Management was OK, there were rough times here and there. The most enjoyable part was playing with the kids. The hardest part was keeping track of the kids location.
Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 9 May 2017
Every day changes, there are so many opportunities to learn and grow, the people are so amazing. The best part about this job is that you get to meet new kids and have fun with them while making a difference.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 1 May 2017
In our work with children, youth, families and communities, all Boys and Girls Clubs are guided by the following Core Values. These Core Values are the standard by which all Boys and Girls Club services are measured.
We welcome everyone in a safe, accepting environment based on belonging and positive relationships.
We ensure that everyone – children, youth, families, volunteers, staff – is heard, respected, valued and treated fairly.
Encouragement and Support
We encourage and support every child and youth to play, learn and grow to achieve their dreams.
We work together with young people, families, volunteers, our communities and government.
We speak out with children, youth and families so that we can make our world better.
Activity Leader (Former Employee) – Leader, SK – 24 April 2017
Boys & Girls Club was an amazing place to work at for a season. I was in charge of planning and running my own programs for the kids. That would include sometimes working from home as well as researching different activities that the kids would like. Since it was primarily a smaller group, I was able to form relationships with the kids and formulate some of the things they like to have a better understanding of what we could run programwise.
During my time with BGC, I definitely had a lot of time to grow. I learned how to work in a team environment but I also learned a lot about myself in terms of personality and behavior management style. Going into the job itself, I was quite unsure of myself but I had amazing management who would back me and support me, giving constructive feedback if need be.
Perhaps the most challenging part of the job was setting aside things that are going on outside of work such as school, family, etc. These things would definitely play a factor in the way you would interact and engage with the kids. Nonetheless, I had to be really stretched out in this particular department to ensure that I was creating a healthy and safe environment for the kids.
Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 20 April 2017
Boys and Girls Club was for coop and it was a learning experience for me, this was my first job doing outside of the fast food industry. The hardest part for me was adjusting getting back into the workplace again.
Program Staff (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 9 April 2017
This is a fast paced work environment that requires a lot of multi-tasking and "on-the-fly" problem solving skills. It is a fun and engaging place to work where the clientele are children ages 0-19 years of age. You will learn how to manage various behaviours and implement a number of different games and programs. The hardest part of the job will be managing difficult behaviours and learning how to manage your time wisely. The most enjoyable part is the amazing and friendly staff who will support you and also join in on the fun with the kids.
Boys and girls club of winnipegs are great opportunitis for kids to open up with one another and make new friends. When I worked /volunteered there it was always an amazing time with the kids younger than me. Whether it was arts and crafts or playing sports or even teaching them new things on a computer. It allowed me to learn how to respect others and be a team player all around.
Activity Facilitator (Former Employee) – Cornwall, ON – 2 March 2017
If you want to work in a place where people care about what they are doing, this is the place to work. Management are dedicated to creating the best programs for the children and have their best interests in mind at all time.
its a non profit organization, great experience with great people I have learned so much during my work period
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 February 2017
Friendly environment Non profit organization great organization for the children Meet and greet people Learned so much during my work at BGCC Learned new accounting software (Great Plains) Did Volunteer work for the Golf Tournaments. and other children's events at the clubs Gave training to the volunteers of BGCC
Head Counselor @ Camp Adventure (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB, Canada – 28 January 2017
Working in afterschool care was a pleasure. I was provided with many opportunities to be flexible and creative. Typically, the transition from contract to contract is smooth and simple, and working with children is very rewarding.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 25 January 2017
Typical day would be coming up for activities to place with the children and go on fun trips and do a lot of exciting things.The manger was very bad she would always get involved with peoples lifes and talk about peoples personally matters with the staff members especially her favorites . she always treated her favorites better than everyone .
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 10 January 2017
The kids will practice soccer and they would exercise. What I would be to make sure all the kids are outside and are geared. I would help out the coordinator for the sports club. I would sometimes play with the kids and make them feel good about themselves. The co-workers were nice and friendly to the kids and myself. The part I enjoyed was witnessing the kids happiness. The volunteer work was a lot of fun.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 6 January 2017
It was mostly fun. I learned how to prepare fun activities for the children. The hardest part of the job was that some kids didnt know how to behave. The most enjoyable part was putting the inflatables up.