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2017 INFORMATION
Youth ages 11 and up are welcome to volunteer at the Park and Recreation Summer Programs.

Copies of the volunteer informational booklet can be found online, on our facebook page, or picked up in the Park and Recreation Office (500 Dedham Avenue) beginning on Monday, April 3rd.

Registration begins
- Wednesday, April 5 from 5:00 - 6:30pm, and will continue thereafter during normal office hours.

Registration ends - Friday, June 9 at 5:00pm.

Volunteers and parents are required to sign the back side of the Volunteer Application for it to be accepted. As long as the application is signed by the volunteer, the volunteer does not need to be present. This is also true for the parent; as long as the application is signed by the parent, the parent does not have to be present.

There is a $25 fee for our volunteer program. This fee covers the costs for all volunteer materials including the volunteer tee-shirt and mandatory training supplies.

Volunteers are required to provide a character reference to complete their application. The reference is not required at the time of registration but must be submitted to the Park and Recreation office no later than Friday, June 16th.

Most frequently asked questions are answered in the informational booklet, but any additional questions can be addressed to the Park and Recreation Office (781-455-7550 ext. 3).


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VOLUNTEERS AGES 11 AND UP 

MINI-EVERGREEN 

Volunteer Limit: 4 per session

This program runs in eight, one week sessions. The   ages of the participants range from 3 to 5 years old. There are two volunteer sessions each day. The    morning session is 9:00am—12:00pm and the afternoon session is 1:00—4:00pm. Volunteers will help set up, break down, clean up, and help participants with different activities including crafts, story, and snack time throughout the day. Mini-Evergreen will be held in the Eliot School Classroom, Gym, and Playground. 


KIDZART
 
Volunteer Limit: 2 per session

This program runs in eight, one week sessions. The   ages of the participants range from 4 to 7 years old. There are two volunteer sessions each day. The    morning session is 9:00am—12:00pm and the afternoon   session is 1:00—4:00pm. Volunteers will help set up, break down, clean-up, and help participants with different crafts and activities throughout the day. Kidzart will be held in the Eliot School Classroom, Gym, and Playground. 

 

CRICKETEER ADVENTURE 
Volunteer Limit: 4 per session

This program runs in eight, one week sessions. The   ages of the participants range from 5 to 8 years old. There are two volunteer sessions each day. The     morning session is 9:00am—12:00pm and the afternoon session is 1:00—4:00pm. Volunteers will help set up, break down, and help participants with different activities and games throughout the day. Cricketeer Adventure will be held at Cricket House, Field, and Playground. 

VOLUNTEERS AGES 12 AND UP 

SUMMER PLAYGROUND 
Volunteer Limit: 5 per session

This program has an eight week session. The ages of the participants range from 5 to 10 years old. There are two  volunteer sessions each day. The morning session is 9:00am—12:00pm and the afternoon session is      1:00—4:00pm. Volunteers will help set up,
break down, and help participants with different games and activities  throughout the day. Summer Playground will be held in the Eliot School Cafeteria, Gym, Field, and Playground. 


VOLUNTEERS AGES 13 AND UP
 

SKATEBOARD EDU 
Volunteer Limit: 2 per session

This program runs in two, one week sessions. The ages of the participants range from 8 to 11 years old. There is one volunteer session each day from 9:00am—12:00pm. Volunteers will help set up and   organize skills and activities. Volunteers must have their own skateboard, helmet, and pads. Skateboard EDU will be held at the
Pollard Middle School Outdoor Courts.

 

VOLUNTEERS AGES 14 AND UP 

KIDS OFF BROADWAY 

Volunteer Limit: 2 per session

This program runs in eight, one week sessions. The   ages of the participants range from 7 to 12 years old. There are two volunteer sessions each day. The     morning session is 9:00am—12:00pm and the afternoon session is 1:00—4:00pm. Volunteers will help participants with set design, script writing, and different activities throughout the day. Kids Off    Broadway will be held in the Eliot School Classroom, Field, and Performance Center. 

VOLUNTEERS AGES 15 AND UP 

OUTDOOR LIVING 

Volunteer Limit: 3 per session

This program has eight, one week sessions. The ages of the participants range from 8 to 13 years old. There are two volunteer sessions each day. The morning session is 8:45am—11:45am and the afternoon session is 12:45pm—3:45pm. Volunteers will help participants during trail walks and set up different activities and games  throughout the day.  Outdoor Living will be held at  Ridge Hill Reservation 

 

SPORTS SPECIALTIES 

Volunteer Limit: 4 per session

This program runs in eight, one week sessions. The   ages of the participants range from 7 to 13 years old. There are two volunteer sessions each day. The    morning session is 9:00am—12:00pm and the afternoon session is 1:00pm—4:00pm. Volunteers will help set up, break down, and help participants with different skills, games, and activities  throughout the day. Sports Specialties will be held in the Pollard     Middle School Gyms, Cafeteria, and Fields. 


TENNIS ACADEMY
 

Volunteer Limit: 4 per session

This program runs in seven, one week sessions. The ages of the participants range from 8 to 13 years old. There are two volunteer sessions each day. The    morning session is 9:00am—12:00pm and the afternoon session is 1:00pm—4:00pm.  Volunteers will help set up, organize drills and activities. Tennis Academy will be held at Needham High School Tennis Courts and Gym. 

*Must have experience playing tennis at the High School level or in an organized league to volunteer for this program.