8:45 – 9:00 am Set up
Sign in, check on job assignment and begin set up
Possible duties include but are not limited to: filling sensory table, water area, water cooler; putting out sprinkler, bikes, art items, sand and water toys, pool, books, blankets for snack; setting up inside activity; taking out trash; and other jobs upon request. When student volunteers are assigned a project or station they will set up their station /project area and will remain there for the duration of playtime. Switching to another station is allowed only if the lead teacher has approved a change and all other job requirements have been fulfilled.
Please Note: Volunteers are expected to be at school no later than 8:30 am on the Monday of each camp week to orient to the flow of the particular summer week and to meet teachers and incoming volunteers. Thereafter, Tuesday – Friday volunteers are expected to be at school no later than 8:45 am to begin set up.
9:00 – 9:30 am Indoor play
Begin day in assigned room.
Welcome children to room, play or help children with short morning project.
9:30 – 10:30 am Outdoor play
Help facilitate outdoor play and activities.
Volunteer students will be assigned to supervise outdoor stations. Stations will be spread out around the playground and include but are not limited to: water area, swing, art area, book area, beading area, sand box, picnic tables, and more. Student volunteers will interact with children during outdoor play, remain outdoors, and only go inside when directed by a teacher or if given permission.
10:30 – 10:45 am Clean up
All student volunteers begin outdoor clean up and will clean up their assigned station.
10:45 – 11:00 am Snack
Eat snack back in assigned rooms.
Student volunteers will report to their color group and help children get their snacks and waterbottles. After all children have been helped student volunteers may get their snacks, but will continue to assist the children in their group if necessary.
11:00 am – 12:15 pm Indoor Activity: Group Project/Drama/Movement, Free Play
Transition to indoor play in assigned classroom.
Student volunteers will play with the children by reading them books, building with them, or running an activity at a table. Student volunteers will follow the group to the activity of the day, and participate in the activity. Student volunteers must stay in the room to which they are assigned. Volunteers may not leave the room unless they are asked to do so by a teacher or they ask a teacher to leave. Wandering in the halls is not permitted.
12:15 – 12:45 pm Lunch
Eat lunch in assigned classrooms. IMPORTANT: due to several acute allergies, SSDS follows a strict NO NUTS policy for foods. While at SSDS, no one (teacher, student volunteer, or summer program participant) is permitted to eat any foods made with nuts.
All student volunteers will help children get their lunches and remain with them at the table until lunch ends.
12:45 – 1:00 pm Dismissal for Discovery Participants
After lunch, student volunteers will: help children with quiet activities, vacuum rugs, sweep floors, stack chairs or take out trash/recycling.
1:15 pm Sign out and Dismissal for Student Volunteers
When all duties have been satisfactorily completed, student volunteers will be dismissed by a teacher. At the end of the week the counselor must report to the Program Coordinator with SSL paper work and any other necessary follow up.