BECOME A VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTOR
SWAM Sudbury instructors come from diverse backgrounds but all are dedicated dedicated volunteers. The opportunity to become a volunteer is open to all students of Laurentian University and alumni. Other members of the Sudbury community also have the opportunity to volunteer, provided that they are qualified applicants.
Although our typical instructor recruitment periods are August-September and December-January, we are always looking for new instructors! Please note that if you apply outside of the aforementioned recruitment periods, our response may be slower than usual.
In addition to strong swimming skills, qualified applicants will have:
- Teaching experience (preferably, but not necessarily, swimming-related)
- Experience working with children
- Experience working with persons with disabilities
Because SWAM is a non-certificate program, possession of valid certifications (such as NLS or WSI) is not a formal requirement to becoming an instructor (although it is a strong asset). Three fully certified lifeguards are always on duty during lessons.