Mapping Invasive Plants Crew Member

Description

SPES is seeking knowledgeable, passionate, and self-motivated individuals to work as a team to support the invasive species mapping project in Stanley Park. Please note that this is an ongoing project, and although we are currently not seeking volunteers for this position, if you are interested in this project, or would like to learn more about future opportunities, please email Alicia Fontaine, Volunteer Coordinator at: vols@stanleyparkecology.ca.

Time commitment

Volunteer must attend one of the following shifts throughout May-August:

  • Mondays: 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
  • Fridays: 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

Duties

This position will include assisting a team leader to collect invasive plant location data using GIS software. SPES is excited to recruit motivated individuals who have experience in the following: plant identification in coastal western hemlock ecosystems and/or the ability to ID plants using a field guide; interest in invasive plant management; knowledge of basic ArcGIS methods and functions; and a desire to spend time in an outdoor field setting. 

Training

Training will be performed "on the job."

Benefits

  • Gain volunteer experience in the field of environmental conservation while working in a beautiful outdoor setting
  • Make an important contribution to the conservation and restoration of habitats in Stanley Park
  • Develop team building, leadership, and project organization skills
  • Twice yearly volunteer appreciation events
  • Letter of reference available after a minimum 30 hours of service

Requirements

  • Knowledge of basic ArcGIS functions and methods
  • Strong plant ID skills or the passion to quickly learn a multitude of local plant species
  • Interest in invasive plant management
  • Interest in working outside in Stanley Park

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Please email the following: 

1) A cover letter

2) Your resume

Apply to: Alicia Fontaine, Volunteer Coordinator at: vols@stanleyparkecology.ca

Please put: "Mapping Invasive Plants Crew Member" - and your name in Subject Heading.

We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.