Now recruiting for summer camp interns! at Homeport

Expires June 9, 2013

Do you enjoy working with children? Do you want to learn more about education and working with youth? Are you interested in learning more about nonprofit work or get involved with an organization that gives back to the community? If so, please take a moment to learn more about Homeport and the programs we offer in Central Ohio.


Homeport is a private, nonprofit organization founded in the belief that a decent and affordable home is the cornerstone of family life and a healthy community. OUR VISION: Every person lives in a vibrant community where they are empowered to dream and shape their future. OUR MISSION: To create and preserve healthy, stable and affordable communities, one neighborhood, one person at a time. WE DO THIS BY: Developing quality and energy efficient homes, providing consistent and transformative education and services to address each resident’s unique barriers to, and opportunities for, success, involving and empowering residents, focusing on community revitalization, creating strong and fruitful collaborations.


Homeport is excited to offer Summer Tutor/Mentor internship opportunities within our Summer Camp program. Every year Homeport has a summer camp program in several of our rental communities in Central Ohio as a way to continue to educate and engage the youth residents that live with us. This program provides a place for the school aged children to come every day and continue to learn while they are on summer break. There will be five area locations where camp will be held this summer. Summer camp includes reading and math activities, nutrition education, focus on character building, as well as various physical activities for the children. Breakfast and lunch will also be served to the children every day.


Summer camp will be held Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm. The internship will run a total of 9 weeks long. The camp will run June 17th – August 9th, 2013 with a training week prior to the start of camp. Interns are required to work a minimum of 2 days totaling at least 10 hours per week and must be able to commit to the duration of the camp. Summer interns will serve as volunteers for the Community Life Programs department. Daily supervision and management will be facilitated by Community Life Personnel. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in college to apply, however interns are allowed to earn college/university credit if desired. Please check with your advisor to make sure you are eligible for credit and meet the academic deadlines.  


Job Duties:

·         Assist in the planning and writing or age appropriate participant activities

·         Facilitate enrichment and recreational activities for participants

·         Regularly communicates with site supervisors regarding individual participant progress including discipline issues

·         Assist with distribution of breakfast and lunch to participants

·         Chaperone field trips if during schedules hours

·         Provide feedback for planning of Back-to-School Rally at site

·         Participate in site team meetings if necessary

·         Keep record of internship hours and submit paperwork


·         Ability to work with a group of school-age children (ages 5-13)

·         Ability to build strong relationship with youth

·         Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationship with participations, service providers and staff, and  be able to work as part of a team

·         Must be able to work effectively and respectfully with students from all backgrounds regardless of race, ethnicity, orientation, family background, etc.

·         Must be patient and have a positive attitude

·         Reliable transportation is required; some sites may have access to the bus line

·         Must pass a background check


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and 2 references to Rachel Ernst, Manager of Volunteer Services at Application deadline is May 31, 2013.


This is a Part-time internship offered for a term of 3 to 4 Months

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