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VOLUNTEERING

Volunteers are a vital part of World Fisheries Trust, and we strive to ensure all volunteers find the right fit within our organization. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please follow the steps outlined below

  1. Fill out our Volunteer Information Package and send it to us by mail or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  2. Attend an orientation session and an interview
  3. Participate in training session(s)
  4. Start Volunteering!

 

Questions? Please contact our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 250-380-7585.

 

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

 

Position: Eco Learning Hive Coordinator

Application deadline: April 11th 2017

Start date: April 19th, 2017

We are searching for an organized and self-motivated volunteer to coordinate and grow the Eco Learning Hive - an online database of nature-education related organizations, teacher resources, events, and partnership opportunities. The successful applicant will gain valuable experience in data base management, digital media strategy and marketing, and membership growth and engagement. There is a potential to grow within the organization, and we always strive to connect volunteers with interesting opportunities and various community initiatives.

The Eco Learning Hive Coordintor will:

  • Manage and grow membership and awareness through email newsletters, networking events, workshops and conferences;
  • Direct social media strategy and create content for Facebook and Twitter;
  • Create and manage content for the homepage, events calendar, and resource sections of the website;
  • Create ‘playlists’ based on curricular themes, special interest topics, and teacher requests;
  • Contribute to the strategic development and long term sustainability planning for the site;
  • Adapt the site content as necessary;
  • Other tasks as required.

The ideal candidate has experience with database management, including with Drupal platforms, as well as nature education strategy, and other website design and maintenance.  However, the job may also be addressed with several volunteers of differing backgrounds. 

Commitment: 8-10 hours per month.  Able to work from home as well as occasionally attend promotional/educational conferences.

 

Position: Seaquaria Education Assistant 

Next orientation session: April 23rd, 24th, or 25th 2017 (2 hours)

Application deadline: April 22 2017

We are searching for outgoing and knowledgeable volunteer educators to assist with the delivery of school programs and/or tank monitoring. Volunteers will gain valuable experience and workplace skills in childhood education, environmental not for profits, and marine biology. There is a potential to grow within the organization, and we always strive to connect volunteers with interesting opportunities and various community initiatives. This is a group of people you want to get involved with!    

The Seaquaria Education Assistant will:

  • Provide hands-on and inquiry based learning for students of all ages;
  • Assist with educational programs at the Gorge Waterway Nature House, in schools, and at beaches;
  • Educate youth on the vast biodiversity along our coast and the role these animals (and the students themselves!) have in ocean ecosystems;
  • Educate youth on the concept of a watershed and interconnectivity.

While no experience is necessary, prior knowledge of marine organism diversity, ecosystem functions, and experience with children are an asset! 

Commitment: Volunteers must be available during 1 regular 4-block during program hours (8 am to 4 pm). Typically monthly commitment is 5-8 hours.

 

Position: Nature House Interpreter 

Next orientation session: May 19 2017 (tentative)

Application deadline: May 12 2017

We are searching for outgoing and knowledgeable volunteer educators to assist with managing public hours at the Gorge Waterway Nature House. Volunteers will gain valuable experience and workplace skills in public education and outreach, environmental not for profits, and gain extensive knowledge of local flora and fauna. There is a potential to grow within the organization, and we always strive to connect volunteers with interesting opportunities and various community initiatives. This is a group of people you want to get involved with!        

The Nature House Interpreter will:

  • Enhance overall visitor experience by providing assistance and information about the local area and numerous displays and activities;
  • Lead nature walks, touch tank demonstrations, watershed demonstrations and other interactive activities
  • Develop education programs and activities within the park;
  • Operating a small concession stand and resource store.
  • Assist with planning and hosting events at the Nature House and in the community;
  • Keep and create documentation and records for reports;
  • Other duties as needed, including administrative tasks, reporting, and education programming.

While no experience is necessary, prior knowledge of topical issues regarding Victoria’s local ecology, and experience with the public are an asset! 

Commitment: Volunteers must be available for two 4-hour shifts every month. Typically monthly commitment is 8-10 hours.

Summer hours: Sunday to Saturday 10:30 am – 4 pm