Counselor-In-Training Program

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.

SUMMER CIT PROGRAM

Position Description: Please be sure to fully read our 2019 Summer Counselor In Training Volunteer Description , which goes into more detail about candidate requirements and expectations, before applying!

Application: Completed applicatins were due April 14th.  We are no longer accepting applicants for our 2019 Summer Program.

Process:  Upon reviewing applications, possible candidates will be invited to a group interview.  Interviews will take place on the week of April 23rd – April 26th.  Not all applicants will move forward to the interview stage. You will be notified if you have been selected to be interviewed by Saturday, April 20th. Final CIT decisions will announced on Tuesday, April 30th.

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.

Orientation Dates:
Thursday, May 16th from 4:00pm-7:00pm in Dublin
Thursday, May 23th from 4:00pm-7:00pm in Oakland

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 and will be due at the orientation training. Financial assistance is available.

Questions:  Please contact Michelle Arellano, Humane Education Coordinator, with any questions or concerns.  She can be reached via email at marellano@eastbayspca.org or via phone at (925) 230-1302.

SPRING CIT PROGRAM

Ideal Candidate(s): For our Spring programs, we are only able to accept applicants who have previously participated in our CIT Program.

Location:  Camp sessions will take place at our Oakland and Dublin Adoption Centers.

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 Counselor in Training (CIT) for the Spring Camp session. Please use an email address that you check frequently.

Our Break Camp CIT Program has a $50 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 week of camp.

Questions:  Please contact Michelle Arellano, Humane Education Coordinator, with any questions or concerns.  She can be reached via email at marellano@eastbayspca.org or via phone at (925) 230-1302.

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).

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 Counselor in Training (CIT) for the Spring Camp session. Please use an email address that you check frequently.

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

Application Deadline:  TBD

Questions:   Please contact Michelle Arellano, Humane Education Coordinator, with any questions or concerns.  She can be reached via email at marellano@eastbayspca.org or via phone at (925) 230-1302.

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