Want to be a counselor? Here's what you need to know


The Break for Jesus Organizing Committee is looking for some hard-working, fun-loving and creative teen counselors to assist in running this year’s programme.



You should:


  • Be in grades 10 to 12 or older (grade 9 applicants will not be considered, no exceptions)
  • Belong to a Ukrainian Catholic Parish
  • Have several leadership qualities (hard working, mature, spiritual attitude, ability to work with children)
  • Camp and/or catechism experience is an asset.
  • Be available for March Break and counselor training (March 11 - 18, 2017)
  • YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE for counselor training!

Interested applicants are asked to fill in an application form, found here. Email the filled out form to b4j@gmx.com and mail a hard copy to the address provided in the form.


The following information MUST be included:


  • Why do I want to be a counselor?
  • Leadership experience (summer camps, retreats, catechism, youth group, previous B4J experience)
  • What can you offer to make the children’s experience memorable?
  • Level of Ukrainian: (none, minimal, medium or strong)
  • Reference: (priest, nun, religion teacher, or youth worker who knows you)

Note: Deadline Changed!


Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2016. (Please note earlier application deadline). You will be notified by December 15, 2016 if you have been selected as a counselor. All personal information provided will be kept confidential



Application for police check:


If you have not previously been a counselor at B4J and submitted a police check, please complete and send this form along with your application.

After you have been selected to be a counselor you must apply for a police check. You will be reimbursed for the cost of obtaining the check. Apply in person at your local police station. Notify the police that this is a volunteer position. Allow 6-8 weeks for processing.