The Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) is a partnership of the municipalities within the Credit River Watershed. We are dedicated to the conservation, protection, restoration and sustainable development of the natural resources of our watershed. Together we have a long and successful history of ensuring a clean supply of water for human and environmental needs. At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of: Community Outreach Volunteer Leader.
SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS
Become a Volunteer Leader:
Do you enjoy being outside? Are you an environmentalist or naturalist at heart? Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is looking for individuals to assist staff at volunteer events throughout the year. Most events take place on Saturday mornings, with some events on weekdays.
Events take place in multiple locations within the Credit River Watershed (Orangeville, Halton Hills, Erin, Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga). In-class training will take place in Mississauga.
Start Date: Must be able to attend MANDATORY TRAINING on Monday, April 1, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at CVC Head Office (1255 Old Derry Road, Mississauga). Further in-field training will take place at your first volunteer shift. Volunteers are required to attend at least four events during the year (two in the spring and two in the fall).
- Spoken level of English required: Intermediate
- Written level of English required: Basic
Skills or Education Required
- 18 years of age or older
- Able to perform physical tasks (bending, lifting, carrying, twisting, etc.)
- Past participant in at least one CVC Workday Event (tree planting, invasive species removal, electrofishing, etc.) or have a strong environmental background
- Interest in nature or environmental field
- Previous volunteer experience and/ or working in a customer service role
- Desire to help out and gain leadership skills
- Enthusiastic and confident
SUMMARY OF MAJOR TASKS
As a CVC Volunteer Leader, you're critical to providing leadership at our volunteer events. you will play an important role in providing CVC staff additional support by assisting in the supervision of other volunteers and coordination of event activities. Some duties may include, but not limited to:
- Event preparation and clean-up
- Greeting and guiding other volunteers
- Providing demonstrations
- Maintaining quality control over planting techniques
- Advise and assist volunteers as needed
- Ensuring a safe work environment
- Taking photos and/ or sharing the event on social media
- Encouraging positive morale
- General CVC background and Health & Safety
- On-site event management and leadership training
- Some at-home training required (online AODA training + review of CVC policies and procedures) - approximately 3 hours
- In-class training date is Monday, April 1, 2019 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. and will take place at CVC’s Head Office (Mississauga)
- Grow as a leader in your community
- Be a part of exciting stewardship projects
- Work closely with awesome CVC staff and network with environmentally-minded people
- Opportunity to meet people with other environmental organizations
- Gain valuable experience and skills in the environmental sector
- Earn volunteer hours and recognition for your work
- Have fun and learn more about the Credit River Watershed and the environment
- Volunteer certificate
- Act as a representative of CVC
- Become an active participant in building environmental awareness; contribute to a healthier environment; advocate for conservation!
How to Apply: Send a brief paragraph on why you want to be a volunteer leader, along with your resume to Lorraine Chung - Lorraine.Chung@cvc.ca by March 18, 2019.
Credit Valley Conservation
Fax: (905) 670-5613 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org