Volunteering at CJ’s

These guidelines are in place to ease related processes, and ensure a great experience for all helpers and all CJ’s staff. We reserve the right to use our discretion with these guidelines.
Junior Instructor
Qualifications
  • Minimum 14 years old
  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude, an eagerness to help, an eagerness to learn, an interest in teaching skateboarding, and a minimum of basic skills on a skateboard (safety, falling, maneuvering)
  • Must have a minimum of 100 hours experience as a CJ’s CIT (or equivalent)
What’s included?
  • CJ’s Jr. Instructors are instructors training to become senior instructors and then coaches. They are supported in their development as instructors, with opportunities to train and work as a Jr. Instructor during Summer Camp, special events and/or at other times. Jr. Instructors may be eligible for an honorarium.
  • CJ’s will also arrange training and certification with the Canadian Red Cross for Emergency First Aid CPR/AED Level C, which is valid for 3 years at one of the scheduled clinics during the year on site at the park. This is usually a full-day course with lunch supplied, and includes a laminated certification card. Jr. Instructors are eligible for staff rate discounts on food and concessions as well as in the Pro Shop.
  •  A $50 dollar charge is applied to cover costs of lunch and snacks during a week of camp.
CIT (Coach-in-Training)
Qualifications
  • Between the ages of 14 to 16 years old
  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude, an eagerness to help, an eagerness to learn, an interest in teaching skateboarding, and a minimum of basic skills on a skateboard (safety, falling, maneuvering)
What’s included?
  • A structured CIT program that sets skaters on their path to becoming great skateboard instructors and coaches. Skills developed through CJ’s CIT program will also help participants interested in pursuing leadership roles in other recreational activities. The CIT program introduces participants to lesson planning, a variety of learning styles, and Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) principles as well as keeping CITs up to date on changes to structure of programs and camps at CJ’s.
  • CITs are presented opportunities to lead lesson parts with individual students and to aid in the delivery of group lessons, as well as other complementary tasks as identified by senior instructors. CJ’s CIT Program typically begins with a full-day training session, which costs $125. CITs are eligible to apply to assist with camps throughout the summer which starts with the ISCP SKATZ Certification, and includes lunch. CITs ride for free the days they are training. If CITs choose to become Volunteers they become eligible for discounts on food and concessions once they have worked 6 consecutive hours. CITs are eligible for 10% discounts on food and concessions only during the shifts they are training. Discounts from the Pro Shop are not offered through the CIT program.
Volunteer
Qualifications
  • Minimum 13 years old
  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude, an eagerness to help, and an eagerness to learn
What’s included?
  • A CJ’s staff member will initially meet every volunteer to ensure suitability and to assess what tasks they can help with. All volunteers must call 72 hours in advance of requested time to volunteer to ensure GM has time to prepare a list of tasks for their shift. The senior staff member working the front desk will choose tasks from this list to delegate to the volunteer throughout their shift.
  • Volunteers are eligible for 10% discounts on food and concessions only during the shifts they volunteer for. Discounts from the Pro Shop are not offered through the volunteer program. All of this is subject to availability. Hours worked are admissible for community service school requirements.
  • When volunteering for a week of camp a $50 dollar charge is applied to cover costs of lunch and snacks 
All volunteers, CITs and Jr. Instructors will also be invited to CJ’s annual volunteer appreciation event at the skatepark or offsite where certificates for service will be awarded.

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