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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Queen’s Academy!


The Queen’s Academy volunteer program is dedicated to fostering an accessible, safe, inclusive, and diverse environment where individuals unite in their shared passion for volunteering, musical theatre, working with children, and the arts. We deeply respect, value, and celebrate the unique experiences of each person, and encourage everyone to consider joining our team.


For more information, please contact our Queen, at


Applying to volunteer with Queen’s Academy is straightforward! Simply send an email to, and we’ll schedule a 15-minute interview with Queen. During the interview, we can discuss potential openings for future volunteer positions, particularly during our high-demand periods like spring and summer camps.




  • Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year, with higher availability during spring and summer camps.

  • Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older.

  • You should be able to commit to a minimum of 8 hours. Ideally, volunteers will commit to at least one shift per week during the spring break or summer camp season. Shifts typically range from 2 to 8 hours, and scheduling is super flexible and customizable.

  • A basic proficiency in English is required.



  • Volunteer hours can be used towards school volunteer hours or as work experience. We can provide a documented record of your hours or a reference letter upon request.

  • Access to discounts on Queen’s Academy program enrollment for family or friends.

Join us at Queen’s Academy for theatre and songs, where every kid belongs!

Welcome to the Queen’s Academy Junior Assistant Volunteer position!

Below are some details to support you in having a successful experience.


Responsibilities of Junior Assistants / Volunteers

  • Following specific instructions from the Lead Teacher during classes (this could mean during games, rehearsal, arts projects, outside time etc.)

  • Supervising students to and from the bathroom

  • Leading games in small groups at the request of the Lead Teacher

  • Helping with set up and clean-up of activities.

  • Assisting with the end of the day/week presentation

  • Administrative tasks like stapling workbooks, printing worksheets

  • When needed, supervising pick up or drop off.

  • Reinforcing and supporting good behaviour directives from the Lead Teacher (example: the teacher has asked for silence, and you notice two students talking so you quietly ask them to stop talking and listen)

  • To report major behavioural issues to the Lead Teacher immediately. (Physical confrontations like hitting or damage to the space)

  • To guide redirection of behaviour when comfortable with the situation (example: asking students to stay on task, quieting students when necessary) or alerting the lead teacher to behaviour that they do not feel comfortable addressing (physical confrontations, argumentative or defiant behaviour etc.)

Behaviour Conduct and Junior Assistant Persona

It’s important to remember that younger students will be looking up to you. They will be inherently enamoured with you because you’re older; this level of respect and reverence is important to handle with care.

It will be important to remember how your demeanour and your attitude towards them will affect their experience. Think about how you would like to be made to feel by a teacher, because that is how they view you.

You have a huge opportunity to create wonderful memory for our younger students. Be mindful of your emotions and how you speak to students.

Patience will be key. Many of our students are learning how to behave in social circles and this can be made infinitely better by kind, compassionate leaders who are there to guide them to success.


Understanding Initiative

It is important to know the importance of taking initiative when in the role of Jr. Assistant. This is what a leadership position is and it’s a great skill to develop. Many people think taking initiative means “stepping on toes” or overstepping boundaries. Initiative means seeing a “hole” or an opportunity to contribute to the success of any given moment.

Example of Initiative

Seeing a group of students who are causing mischief and moving in that direction to redirect them before the teacher asks you.

Noticing that the Lead instructor is talking to a student while others are waiting for help and stepping in with “I can help answer your question!” to students who are waiting.

Example of Crossing Boundaries

Interrupting the lead teacher because you don’t think they’re explaining the game correctly.

Telling students to do an activity differently than how the Lead Instructor has asked because you believe your way is better.

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