Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program

The CIT Program is a great opportunity for teens (age 12-17) looking to gain volunteer experience with children and animals!  As a Counselor-In-Training, participants will assist our camp staff in leading engaging week-long sessions of Animal Camp.  CIT’s will help to facilitate crafts, games, lessons, and animal meet-and-greets throughout the camp session.

WINTER CIT PROGRAM

Ideal Candidate(s): For Winter Camp, we are only able to accept CIT’s who have already completed a youth volunteer program with East Bay SPCA in the past (previous CIT program or Youth Volunteer Club).

Location:  Camp sessions will be taking place at both locations (Oakland and Dublin).

Session Dates:  Session 1 will take place from December 23rd-27th (no camp on 12/25 due to the holiday).  Session 2 will take place from December 30th-January 3rd (no camp on 1/1 due to the holiday).

Application Process:  Interested candidates should fill out our Winter Camp CIT Application. Due to limited space, not all applicants will move along to being a CIT for the Winter Camp session. Please use an email address that you check frequently. Applicants will be notified by Thursday, November 21st.

Fee:  Our Winter CIT Program has a $50 fee to supplement training and program materials. (Financial assistance available)

Application Deadline:  Friday, November 15th.

Required Dates:  All applicants must be available for at least one full session (dates listed above)

Questions:   Please contact Courtney Campbell, Humane Education Supervisor, with any questions or concerns.  She can be reached via email at ccampbell@eastbayspca.org or via phone at (510) 564-2960.

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SPRING CIT PROGRAM

Ideal Candidate(s): For Spring Camp, we are only able to accept CIT’s who have already completed a youth volunteer program with East Bay SPCA in the past (previous CIT program or Youth Volunteer Club).

Location:  Camp sessions will be taking place at both locations (Oakland and Dublin).

Session Dates:  TBD

Application Process:  Interested candidates should fill out our Spring Camp CIT Application. Due to limited space, not all applicants will move along to being a CIT for the Spring Camp session. Please use an email address that you check frequently.

Fee:  Our Spring CIT Program has a $75 fee to supplement training and program materials. (Financial assistance available)

Application Deadline:  TBD

Required Dates:  All applicants must be available for at least one full session (dates listed above)

Questions:   Please contact Courtney Campbell, Humane Education Supervisor, with any questions or concerns.  She can be reached via email at ccampbell@eastbayspca.org or via phone at (510) 564-2960.

SUMMER CIT PROGRAM

Position Description: More info coming in early 2020!

Location:  Camp sessions will be taking place at both locations (Oakland and Dublin).

Session Dates:  TBD

Fee:  Our Summer Camp CIT program has a $100 fee to help supplement program materials and training. This fee is only required for those that are accepted into the program.  Financial assistance is available.

Application Deadline:  TBD

Process:  Upon reviewing applications, possible candidates will be invited to a group interview.  Spaces are limited and not all applicants will be offered a position.  Selected CIT’s are required to attend a one-day mandatory training session, which will cover expectations, protocols, animal behavior, safety techniques, etc. Failure to attend your location’s training may result in your removal from the CIT program.

Questions:   Please contact Courtney Campbell, Humane Education Supervisor, with any questions or concerns.  She can be reached via email at ccampbell@eastbayspca.org or via phone at (510) 564-2960.

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