Creatures of the Night Volunteers

Number of volunteers required: 28

Application closing date: October 12, 2017

Description

Interested in nature, acting, or education? Join SPES’ Creatures of the Night team and use your creative skills to connect people with nature in Stanley Park.

Help the Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) create  an entertaining and educational nature program that includes a creature feature and light pollution information stations to take place  in partnership with the Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park.

Available Positions:

Information Station Attendants

  • Educating visitors about wildlife using different animal props
  • Educating visitors about light pollution through interactive displays

Animal actors 

  • Interacting, in character and costume, with children and families in the Ghost Train plaza to educate them about nocturnal animals and direct them towards the Creatures of the Night tents – character training will be provided.

 

Time commitment

This popular event runs October 12th – October 31st, with training taking place during last week of September and beginning of October.  Volunteers must be able to commit a minimum of 1 shift (3-4 hours) per week. Shifts are available Monday - Sunday evenings, as well as Friday - Sunday during the daytime. You are NOT required to volunteer on Thanksgiving Day.

 

Duties

  • Provide educational information that encourages respect and understanding for wildlife.
  • Answer visitor questions, provide directions and share information about SPES.
  • Dress in SPES, Hallowe’en, or animal actor costume

 

Training

Training will take place on Sunday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 3 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Please specify in your application if you’re unable to make either of the training dates.  

 

Benefits

  • Explore a career in environmental education, nature interpretation, and educational theatre.
  • Participate in an entertaining and educational program.
  • Develop communication, team work, and public speaking skills.
  • Cultivate new friendships, a deeper environmental understanding, and acquire student volunteer hours.

 

Requirements

  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Good command of spoken English
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, and a passion for connecting people with nature
  • Reliable and able to commit for the duration of the event
  • Interested in nature, wildlife, and environmental education
  • Acting/theatre background is an asset if applying for Animal Actor role

 

Application Procedure

If you are interested in this role, please send your resume as an email attachment to ecoranger@stanleyparkecology.ca , and indicate which position you are applying for, as well as which day(s) of the week you are available. Preference will be given to volunteers who can commit to more than one shift per week.

 

Contact: Alyx Coulter, Outreach Coordinator
Email: ecoranger@stanleyparkecology.ca            

Phone: 604-718-6522