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Position #: 2199
OrganizationCRD Regional Parks
Position: Volunteer Naturalist - Witty's Lagoon Regional Park
Location: 4115 Metchosin Road, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: By sharing your time, you will help to build more awareness, understanding and appreciation of the natural and cultural environments in regional parks and trails.
Description: Volunteer Naturalists open and close the Nature Centres at Francis/King and Witty’s Lagoon regional parks and engage all park visitors in a welcoming and knowledgeable manner. The commitment for the role is one four hour shift from noon-4pm on a Saturday, Sunday, and occasional Holiday Monday, once every four weeks throughout the year. Volunteer Naturalists act as hosts at the Nature Centres answering questions that visitors may have about the park, Nature Centre displays, or other regional parks and trails. They provide directions to visitors, promote the environmental interpretive programs and help educate visitors on regional parks bylaws.
Training Details: An interview is required for the position along with a two-hour orientation session at the Nature Centre. The Volunteer Naturalists also do a shadow shift with an experienced volunteer before they do a shift on their own. This position requires a Criminal Record Check and two Reference Checks.
Working Conditions: This is an indoor position. It is more of an office like position. The Nature Centres are accessible and have accessible washrooms close by to the Nature Centres, though not in the actual building.
Minimum Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail: The Nature Centre shifts are from noon-4pm on Saturdays or Sundays and the occasional Holiday Monday. The commitment is for one shift every four weeks.
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Public Relations, Gardening/Environment
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Communicate in Plain Language, Verbal Communication, Respect, Continuous Learning
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: https://www.crd.bc.ca/parks-recreation-culture/parks-trails/crd-regional-parks/volunteering-for-regional-parks
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Colleen Long, Coordinator of Volunteers
Phone: 250.360.3329
Address: 490 Atkins Avenue Victoria, V9B 2Z8


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