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OPERATION PLAYGROUND

Scope of the Project

Our project is designed to build playgrounds in Kasabonika and Webequie.

Purpose

To promote volunteerism and create community champions while developing playgrounds for children in remote First Nation communities.

Objectives

To recruit youth/young adults to participate in building playgrounds in Kasabonika and Webequie. This will raise awareness among youth and First Nations communities on the benefits of civic/volunteer service by having the young adults play a major role in constructing the 2 playgrounds.

 

Interracial participants will undergo training for playground construction, cultural awareness and team building to encourage interracial partnerships and to educate the youth on a process of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

 

We are looking to recruit a minimum of 6 youth from the city of Thunder Bay and 6 youth from each of the remote communities to participate in constructing the 2 community playgrounds.

Schedule

Workshops and group activities – August 26th – August 29th (All Volunteers)

Kasabonika Playground Construction – September 6th – 8th

Webequie Playground Construction – September 13th – 15th

All volunteers: 

Are required to attend workshops and group activities scheduled August 26-August 29 covering topics in construction safety, cultural awareness, personality dimensions and many more. Group activities will be scheduled in the evenings and the workshop schedule will be released in July. Volunteers will be able to obtain volunteer hours by participating in any event.

Travel to Kasabonika and Webequie:

Volunteers will travel to Kasabonika (Sept 6-8) and/or Webequie (Sept 13-15) to build the playgrounds with expenses paid for accommodations, travel and food. During your stay activities with the community will be hosted. Volunteers will be able to obtain volunteer hours for the entire trip. 

All PPE except safety boots will be provided on site.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Age of 35 years and younger 

  • Live in Kasabonika, Webequie or Thunder Bay

  • Available to participate a minimum of 6 hours 

  • Wiling to travel to Kasabonika and/or Webequie to build the playground

How to apply

Please send your name and a short bio of yourself to tracy@originrecruitment.com.