Looking to increase capacity at your bowls club?
Are fewer and fewer volunteers signing up to do the many jobs needed for your club to operate?
You’re not alone!
To help your club operate, consider looking into a Canada Summer Jobs Grant. This grant, offered by the federal government, allows your club to hire a summer student with a significant portion of the costs covered. Open to Canadians between the ages of 15-30, this could be a perfect opportunity to reduce the burden on your volunteers, provide a quality learning experience for a student, and start your club down the path of increasing capacity, staying open for longer hours, and getting more important work done!
Possible responsibilities you could assign to a Summer Student:
- Rentals administration
- Club Coach
- Social media & website
- Branding (develop a brand identity, logo, colour scheme, etc. for the club)
- Program administration (e.g. implement a Youth program using Learn to Bowl kit)
- Assistant Greenskeeper
- General maintenance (maintain the surrounds, clean the clubhouse, etc.)
- General admin (memberships, Safe Sport screener, league night scoring/standings, tournament entries, etc.)
BCB wants to encourage as many clubs as possible to take advantage of this great opportunity. To further help clubs, BCB has created some basic application tips and a job description template that eligible clubs can use when looking to hire a summer student. This blog will help clubs create a job description.
Job Description Template
This template will help you and your club not only create a job description/application to advertise the open position but will also help complete your Summer Student Grant application. Many of the fields included within the template can also be found in the Summer Student Grant application.
To download an example of the job description form with comments and suggestions, click here.
To download the empty Job Description form, click here.
If you prefer to have the forms in a Word Document format versus a PDF, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the document.
Please note the deadline to apply for this grant is January 12th, 2023. Important Deadlines/Dates for the 2023 Canada Summer Jobs Grant:
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If you have questions about the Summer Student Grant Program or Application Process, please contact Samantha Burelle, Safe Sport & EDI Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.