How to arrange a counselor
If you like to communicate with children, then as a summer job you can get a job as a counselor in a children's camp. Usually the main set goes to pedagogical educational institutions, students of which require practice. However, teacher education is not a requirement. Advertiser's vacancy announcements are rarely published in newspapers, so you should either call up the leaders of the children's camps with a proposal of your candidacy, or periodically look at the notice boards of pedagogical colleges and universities.
You should also browse websites with job openings on the Internet and announcements on social networks. Note that only an adult can be accepted as a counselor. The recruitment to the staff camps is carried out in the spring, so you need to take action to find work in advance. However, in the middle of the summer period, an empty seat may appear if someone from the counselors became ill or was forced to leave the camp.
Another way to get a job as a counselor is to join a teaching squad. There are such detachments in many higher educational institutions, and they are engaged in just the centralized training of children's counselors. The rules for admission there are quite loyal to everyone, you don’t even have to study at the same university. You can find such units in social networks on the Internet, or just go to the nearest major educational institutions and see the schedule of sections and circles. In addition, you can become a counselor through the centers of children's and youthful creativity involved in the preparation of travel instructors.
For a device as a counselor, of course, the experience of similar work is desirable. In many cities of Russia, special preparatory courses are held, at which future counselors learn about the work of the camp, the organization of the day, entertainment and educational activities. It is better to spend some time and on independent preparation that your small wards were more interesting to live in camp. Please note that in order to work as a counselor, you must have a personal medical book, which is issued in specialized medical institutions. To get it, you must pass a medical examination and pass a theoretical exam.
Do not rely on the fact that the work of counselor - is outdoor recreation. First of all, it is a big responsibility. Be prepared for stressful situations and a virtually unlimited working day. In addition, the leader should be an example for children, therefore smoking and drinking alcohol are often prohibited on the territory of children's camps. On the other hand, it is an invaluable experience that will be useful to you in your future life more than once.