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Community Outreach Volunteer Leader

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Community Outreach Volunteer Leader
Date Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Organization Name: Credit Valley Conservation
Organization Contact: Tori Fisher
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: Additional Information
•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!
Type of Organization: Public Service
More Info Link:
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: 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.

Training Provided:
Introduction to CVC;
Health and safety protocols and best practices;
On-site event management and leadership training;
Task-specific training;
Some at-home training required (approx. 3 hours) (online Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act training + review of CVC policies and procedures);
In-class training date is Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm and will take place at CVC’s Head Office (Mississauga).
Sample Tasks: Duties may include, but are not limited to:

On-site event preparation and clean-up;
Greeting and guiding participants;
Providing demonstrations;
Maintaining quality control over planting techniques;
Advising and assisting participants;
Ensuring a safe work environment;
Taking photos and/or sharing the event on social media;
Encouraging a positive atmosphere!
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
  • Weekend
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Any Dufferin
  • Orangeville and area
  • Shelburne and area
  • Grand Valley and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: No
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): Yes
Does this opportunity relate to COVID-19: No
Commitment Length / Duration: Moderate Term (3 months to 1 year)
Training Required:
  • None
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expired Monday, March 16, 2020
Areas of Interest:
  • Conservation / Gardening / Horticulture / Nature / Trails / Environment
Skills / Experience: Send a brief paragraph on why you want to be a volunteer leader, along with your resume to Lindsey Jennings by March 16, 2020.

18 years of age or older;
Able to perform physical tasks (bending, lifting, carrying, twisting, etc.);
Past participation in at least one CVC Workday Event (tree planting, invasive species removal, electrofishing, etc.) or have a strong environmental background;
Interest in nature or the environmental sector;
Previous volunteer experience and/or working in a customer service role;
Desire to help out and gain leadership skills;
Enthusiasm for a healthier environment;
Feel confident in large groups and interacting with the public;
First aid training an asset;
Vulnerable sector screening required.
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