Work at Camp - Ten Oaks Project

work at virtual Camp Lifting Leaves

Applications are open for program staff for Virtual Camp Lifting Leaves 2023.

All staff must successfully complete an interview, reference checks, and a police background check.

Virtual Camp Lifting Leaves is a weekend-long camp experience for youth from 2SLGBTQIA+ identities, families, and communities who are at least 8 years old and have an active file with an Indigenous well-being agency or child welfare agency. Virtual Camp Lifting Leaves is a program of the Ten Oaks Project, run in partnership with Indigenous well-being agencies and child welfare agencies across Ontario. Our programming allows campers to receive instruction, strengthen old skills, and develop new ones through various virtual activities!

Virtual Camp Lifting Leaves works from a camper-centered, anti-oppressive, and anti-racist framework. We strive to offer an environment as diverse as the campers who enjoy our camp programming.

Program Staff

Responsibilities of the program staff include:

  • Learning names and pronouns for your group of participants
  • Lead or assist in activities that match their skills during the day and in evening programs, facilitate discussion groups, virtual campfires, and other program activities as needed
  • Work in partnership with agencies to support the well-being of participants and the success of the program
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all staff and campers

Skills & Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of children and youth from 2SLGBTQIA+ identities, families, and communities
  • Experience working with children and youth will be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated understanding of anti-racism and anti-oppressive practices
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all staff and campers
  • Completion of a police record check for the vulnerable sector

Time Commitment

Staff will be required to attend the virtual training session on March 5 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST. Staff are also required to have a reliable internet connection from 7:00 pm EST on Friday, March 24, to 8:00 pm on Sunday, March 26 (depending on which activities you are responsible for). All staff are asked to be present at the opening gathering on Friday, March 24, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST and the closing gathering on Sunday, March 26, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST.


Virtual Camp Lifting Leaves offers its program staff an honorarium for each activity plus additional pay for Centred Spaces.


Centred Spaces*: $70 – $80/session

If none of the honourarium would make volunteering at camp accessible to you, the Programs Manager is available to discuss options.

*Centered spaces are spaces facilitated by and for people who share a specific identity, such as Indigenous or transfeminine.

Commitment to Equity

In keeping with the Ten Oaks Project’s commitment to equity, applicants are strongly encouraged to self-identify in their applications. Applicants are encouraged to share accessibility needs in the application process, and every attempt will be made to accommodate them.

Selection Process

Applicants will be selected based on experience, skills, and demonstrated commitments aligned with the goals of the Ten Oaks Project and Virtual Camp Lifting Leaves.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest and resume by email to by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, February 26, 2023. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.