Lifeguards ensure swimmer safety in a variety of settings ranging from water parks and beaches to public and private pools. In this role, lifeguards enforce safety rules, monitor the water for danger, and rescue swimmers. Lifeguards may also determine when bodies of water need to be closed to swimmers. They also conduct CPR on swimmers who have inhaled water and maintain records of incidents that occur at the pool or beach.

This is a seasonal role, May – August. This role requires lifeguards to pay excellent attention to their surroundings, and strong swimming skills are a necessity. Certification costs will be refunded at the end of the season.


The City of Shinnston is seeking an outgoing individual who is eager to build capacity in community volunteerism, aimed at improving health outcomes and stimulating the local economy. Activities will include community research, and developing and implementing a volunteer management system and recruitment campaign. Volunteer projects will be designed by the member, along with members of the community, with the goal of promoting healthy activities and kickstarting economic development.

This VISTA will put a primary focus on increasing volunteer involvement and effectively increasing the positive community impacts by volunteer efforts. Through community surveying and research, the VISTA will be able to determine the current needs of the community and design city-sponsored volunteer events and activities to address those needs. Additionally, the VISTA will implement a volunteer management system and recruitment campaign to accurately track volunteer-related data and establish a long-term community investment in volunteerism.

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