1. Is there an age limit to participating in the Compass Leadership Program?
Youth Leaders are 15 to 18 years of age. Leadership Advisors are 22 to 30 years of age. If you are outside of these age brackets and would like to get involved with the Compass Leadership Program, please contact us to learn about additional opportunities.
2. Is there a minimum time commitment?
In order for the program to run successfully, applicants commit to the duration of the program that runs from October to June. Please only apply if you are able to commit to the entire nine months.
3. I live outside of the GTA; can I apply?
At this time we are limited to offering the program in Toronto. Due to the frequency of workshops, only those who live within reasonable traveling distance will be able to participate.
4. What does the application process look like?
Amici will contact all applicants within two weeks of receipt of the application. Once the process is complete, Amici will inform candidates in writing if their application has been successful and the position will be subject to a completed Participation Agreement.
5. In addition to the application form, is there anything else required?
Leadership Advisors: in addition to the application form, a resume and the names and contact details of two references are required. Successful applicant with be contacted for an interview. Following the interview, Amici will conduct reference checks. A Criminal Record Check will also be required.
Youth Leaders: no support materials are required. Priority will be given to applicants who have completed a camp LIT or CIT program, however this is not a mandatory prerequisite for participants.
6. Will any training or orientation be offered for Leadership Advisors?
Yes, we provide orientation sessions and a weekend training retreat for all Leadership Advisors.
7. What else should I be thinking about before I apply to become a volunteer Leadership Advisor?
Please take time to decide if you are able to commit to the 9-month program. If this commitment won’t work with your schedule right now we do recruit for other volunteer opportunities throughout the year.