Special Events and Outreach Assistant


Title: Special Events and Outreach Assistant
Commitment: 10 hours / season

Nature Centre special events attract nature-lovers of all ages to learn more about the nature in High Park. We need volunteers to help with Owl Prowls, Christmas Bird Programs for Families, Halloween Hikes, Bat Nights and more! We also need help with staffing Nature Centre info tables at Outreach events both inside and outside of the park.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assisting Nature Centre staff deliver special events both indoors and outdoors
  • Taking photographs for use by the Nature Centre in promotional materials
  • Assist in preparing coffee or tea and occasionally snacks
  • Setting up Nature Centre info table at outreach events and providing program and park info to people who visit table
  • Assist in setting-up before and cleaning-up after the event
  • Participating in an orientation / training session

What we are looking for in a volunteer:

  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with people of all ages
  • Familiarity with High Park is an asset
  • Nature interpretation skills and knowledge of local ecology is a strong asset
  • Dedication to and understanding of environmental issues
  • Ability to climb steep slopes and walk rugged terrain
  • 16 years of age or older
  • Valid police record check

Location of Work:
High Park
Toronto, Ontario

Deadline for Applications:

Volunteer Application 2017
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  5. When are you available to volunteer? Check all boxes that apply.
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  7. Have you ever been found guilty by a court or other tribunal to have committed a violent act against another person, engaged in any misconduct involving a minor, or have been convicted of a crime (If yes, please be prepared to discuss your record with the Executive Director. Your record will be evaluated against established guidelines in the High Park Nature Centre Police Record Check Policy and a decision regarding your placement will be made)?
  8. Due to the vulnerability of the population served at the High Park Nature Centre, all volunteers 18 years and older are required to submit a police record check. The objective of the record check is to confirm a candidate’s personal suitability to perform appropriately in a position of trust with vulnerable persons. Do you consent to providing a police record check?
  9. Do you certify that the information in this application form is true and complete?
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