Playspace Construction Volunteer 2019-11-19T14:32:44+00:00

Playspace Construction Volunteering

Volunteer Position Description

Background:

CERES is thrilled to announce that we have received financial support from the Pick my Project fund to build a new playspace at the centre of our park. Over the next 2 years we are going to revitalize the area of the existing playground inspired by a unique design concept. The design is based on a handful of soil – magnified into human view. The playground concept aims to engage children’s imagination and bodies. It will also be community-built, allowing adults and children to play, share and learn skills, generating excitement, togetherness and energy!

We recently celebrated the final design of the new playspace “Terra Wonder” and launch of the construction phase. Terra Wonder will be a recycled junk playspace and an epic adventure playground exploring the most epic ecosystem on our planet: Earth!

Supervisor: Nick Curmi

Team: The Habitat Team

Objectives: This role will be to assist in the delivery of key tasks during the construction of the new playspace.

Tasks:

  • Assist the team with the disassembling of recycled industrial or machinery parts to build the new features of the playspace.
  • Assist with the construction of the playspace. This may include: metalwork (fencing, big bugs, slide and other elements; woodwork (construction cladding of fence, millipede etc) textiles/waste materials (creative/ loose parts play, shade structure); stonework building sand pit and general landscaping.

Skills/Experience & Qualities:

  • Mandatory: Fit and healthy, independent and safety conscious. Polite and respectful communication skills. Ability to follow instructions. Commitment to CERES values and code of behavior.
  • Preferred: Any trade, creative, artistic, social-connecting, hands on person.

Benefits:

  • To be part of a highly skilled team and gain experience in all aspects of playspace building
  • Learning new skills, both practical and theoretical.
  • Gain experience in collaborative decision making and consultation
  • A real life commercial scale project for your folio.
  • Be part of a vibrant community that cares for the environment
  • Opportunities to network with both the CERES community and like-minded people

Training: Induction will be held on the starting day and training will be provided as needed to fit the different jobs.

Times/Days: Fridays 10-3.30

Commitment Required: Consistent attendance makes it easier for the supervisor to plan the tasks in advance.

Required attachments:
1. A short cover letter to explain your suitability for the role
2. Resume

Fill in the volunteer application form opposite and we will respond within 2 weeks.
Any issues or queries regarding your application please contact playspace@ceres.org.au, attn: Nick Curmi.