Community Engagement Event Volunteer

SUMMARY OF FUNCTION

Assist with outdoor environmental community events on weekends (and select weekdays, based on your availability) during the months of March – June 2019.  Events will be located throughout the Greater Toronto Area and across the TRCA’s jurisdiction.  Successful candidates must attend a volunteer training session and commit to volunteering for 4 events during this event season.

TRAINING SESSION

Date:  Saturday March 23, 2019
Time:  TBC
Location:  TBC - will be at a TTC accessible location

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Enjoy communicating with others.
  • Environmental knowledge with a focus on local wildlife, native plants and environmental conservation an asset.
  • Comfortable working outdoors in a team environment.
  • Experience with community events.
  • Interest in providing nature interpretation to the general public.
  • Interest in gardening/planting trees.
  • Familiarity with TRCA and its programs is an asset.
  • Current police check with Vulnerable Sector Screening required.
  • Access to a personal vehicle for travel to events.

SUMMARY OF TASKS

Perform the following tasks under general supervision:

  1. Participate in the training session on Saturday, March 23, 2019
  2. Participate in site safety orientations before each event.
  3. Assist with the set-up of tables, tents and other event equipment.
  4. Greet participants, collect registration information and any required waivers or releases.
  5. Assist with planting demonstrations and nature interpretation at events.
  6. Engage event participants in interactive activities at an event booth (successful candidates will be trained to lead event activities).
  7. Assist with packing up tables, tents and other event equipment.
  8. Participate at a minimum of 4 events during this event season.

We thank all applicants for their interest.  However, only those selected for training will be contacted.

Division: 
Education, Training and Outreach
Location: 
Various Locations across the GTA,
Closing date: 
Jan 31, 2019
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