Community Engagement Event Volunteer

(Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Administrative Information)

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Position ID: V-OSH1076 Last Modified: 17 Jan 2019 Last Full Update: 17 Jan 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactMary Gawen, Community Engagement Coordinator, Toronto Regional Conservation Authority; Email:
DutiesAssist with outdoor environmental community events on weekends 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 weekend days during this event season  
Participate in the spring training session and site safety orientations before each event * assist with the set-up of tables, tents and other event equipment * greet participants, collect registration information and any required waivers or releases * assist with planting demonstrations * provide support to Family Nature Events * engage event participants in interactive activities at an event booth (successful candidates will be trained to lead event activities) * assist with packing up tables, tents and other event equipment
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BenefitsGain additional experience with environmental education programs
ClientsProgram participants
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForSeniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women
Areas of InterestNature / Environment ; Seasonal Support (Spring) ; Seasonal Support (Summer) ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Team Work - Comfortable working outdoors in a team environment ; Working with Children ; Environmental knowledge with a focus on local wildlife, native plants and environmental conservation an asset * experience with community events * experience providing nature interpretation to the general public * experience gardening/planting trees * familiarity with TRCA and its programs is an asset
Commitment LengthShort Term - Spring 2019
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
LocationThroughout the GTA * some Durham Region locations
Number of PositionsDurham Region 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Scheduled training session Saturday March 23, 2019 * Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto
TransportationCar required ; Valid Ontario Drivers Licence or access to a personal vehicle for a ride to travel to events * many events are not accessible by public transit
Application Deadline31 Jan 2019
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameToronto and Region Conservation Authority, Administrative Information
Office Phone416-661-6600 * Customer Service 416-667-6295
Address & Map
101 Exchange Ave E
Vaughan, ON L4K 5R6
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Mailing Address5 Shoreham Dr W 
Toronto, ON M3N 1S4

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