Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is a community-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging stewardship of our natural world through environmental education and conservation action based in Stanley Park. SPES is seeking a highly motivated individual to manage our Conservation Programs including habitat enhancement and restoration initiatives and urban wildlife programs. If you have strong strategic and practical ecological experience, management, initiative, organization, diplomacy and collaborative qualities, and a vision for connecting diverse audiences to nature through hands-on action, we invite you to apply to our dynamic team.
Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world and plays a leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through collaborative initiatives in education, research and conservation. We are seeking an energetic, creative and passionate program coordinator to recruit, train and supervise a team of up to 50 volunteers for two consecutive programs:
EcoRangers: (April – August) Roving volunteer eco-ambassadors interact with the public to interpret Stanley Park’s wildlife and habitats. They also promote upcoming events and activities run by the Stanley Park Ecology Society, and they provide directions and information throughout the park.
Creatures of the Night: (September – October) Overlapping the Stanley Park Ghost Train festivities is a SPES -designed wildlife program that encourages families and the general public to connect with nature through a theatrical evening walk in the park. Volunteers play key roles in delivery of this program as animal actors, interpreters, trail assistants, and information and registration assistants.
This is a single position working as a volunteer coordinator for both the EcoRangers and Creatures of the Night programs. You will be working out of the historic Dining Pavilion as well as the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon while reporting to the Public Education and Outreach Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity to share your ecological experience and people skills with dedicated volunteers to connect people with nature.