I genuinely enjoyed the week I spent working with Community Living Mississauga. I volunteered in the Summer Teen Activity Program, and it was simply the most rewarding experience in my life. The average day would start at 8 a.m; you'd meet up with your group consisting of 2 supervisors, a volunteer, and 4 participants. You'd then proceed with the plans for the day, which could either be hiking, swimming, Playdium; there's a gear variety of activities. The only issue is the simply painful amount of walking you'd do in a day. I commend all of the workers who spend their whole summer doing this. Regardless, after 8 hours of work, we'd finally head back to the community centre. This position really helped me grow as a person. I worked with so many different kinds of people, all who were simply amazing. I learned how to deal with all kinds of situations in addition to how I can be a useful member of the team. And at the end of the day, I'd always go home proud of what it is that I did that day. The management will repeatedly tell you how rewarding this job is; trust them.
Bus pass was paid for, group activities were paid for
Long hours, physically exhausting