BE A VOLUNTEER

The Safety Village is eager to partner with willing volunteers for both the police and fire programs for our morning and afternoon sessions.  Volunteers are in integral part of the hands-on portion of our programs.

Session One – delivered between 9:00 – 10:30 am
Session Two – delivered between 10:15 and 11:45 am
Session Three – delivered in the afternoon between 1:00 and 2:30 pm

Volunteer duties include:

  • teaching the hazard house
  • helping students in Sparky’s apartment
  • guiding students in assembling emergency preparedness kits
  • guiding students on the walking tour
  • supervising the peddle cars and the bikes in the Village
  • helping with special events

The time commitment for a volunteer is approximately two and a half hours if mornings are preferred (9:15 – 11:45) and one and a half hours if afternoons are preferred (1:00 – 2:30).

If you are interested in volunteering for the Children’s Safety Village please contact our educators for further instructions:

Police Education Center
Constable Carol Grandy
519-570-9777 ext 8889
policeedcsv@wrps.on.ca

Fire Education Center
Becky Moore
519-570-9777 ext 8528
becky.moore@kitchener.ca

Volunteer Forms link:

 

Event Volunteers

Are you a student looking for volunteer hours, or maybe a community member looking to get involved?  We need volunteers for our community events such as Open House, Halloween in the Village and Christmas in the Village.  Volunteers who help at these events assist with setup and tear down as well as supervising games and activities.  If you are interested in volunteering for a special event, please send an email to childrenssafetyvillage@wrps.on.ca and include what event you are interested in helping with.

 

CO-OP STUDENTS

The Safety Village is pleased to participate in the Co-Operative Education program for local high school aged students.  The program is operated in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

The intent of the program is to provide students with the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the police and fire services in the Region of Waterloo and to develop a variety of skills through on-the-job experiences.  We strive to mentor our students and develop skills that will assist them in pursuing careers in either the police or fire services.

Co-op duties include:

  • assisting with teaching police and fire programs
  • teaching the hazard house
  • helping students in Sparky’s apartment
  • guiding students in assembling emergency preparedness kits
  • guiding students on the walking tour
  • supervising the peddle cars and the bikes in the Village
  • preparing for classes and creating teacher / student bags

Students wishing to participate can apply once a year and must complete a placement process.  Information sessions are held annually to provide students the opportunity to ask questions and help them prepare for the following school year.

Participants are able to tour the workplace facilities, learn about careers in policing and firefighting, learn about potential co-op placement offerings and receive important direction for the completion of the application forms.

Students interested in learning more about this process should contact their school’s co-op placement supervisors.