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Family Nature Night Volunteers

Mar 07, 2022

Position: Family Nature Night Volunteers
Organization: Nature Alberta
Location: Edmonton
When: Wednesday evenings in July and August
Time Commitment: At least 1 event (although volunteering for all events is encouraged). Each
event includes a 4-hour volunteering shift.
Description:
Nature Alberta is searching for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with our amazing Family Nature
Nights! Nature Alberta is a strong voice and active champion for the greater appreciation and
conservation of nature in Alberta and serves as the central hub for nature clubs across the
province. The Nature Kids program connects young families to nature and inspires the next
generation of naturalists. An integral part of Nature Kids in Edmonton and surrounding areas are
our Family Nature Nights. These fun-filled evenings are a chance for families to learn from guest
speakers, do some fun nature-themed activities, and connect with nature. With special
presentations like nature walks, pond dipping, a traveling lepidoptery (butterfly) exhibit, or even
a trout touch tank, these are really special events to be a part of!
We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to help facilitate these events. Our
Family Nature Night Volunteers know how to find the fun in every situation, excel at working in
fast-paced environments, and are comfortable helping facilitate events of up to 160 people
(COVID restrictions permitting). But most importantly, they are eager to help families find a
passion for nature!
Duties include:
● Assist families with the sign-in process which includes: signing waivers, collecting contact
information, tracking the total number of participants, and organizing families into
groups
● Leading groups to each station
● Facilitate safe and respectful group behavior
● Assist with activities as needed
● Answer general questions about Nature Alberta and Family Nature Nights
● Initiate nature-related games or discussion during downtime as needed
Qualifications
● Have access to reliable transportation (ex. public transportation)
● Enjoy being around young families
● Love the outdoors
● Comfortable leading groups of up to 50 people
● Enjoy a fast-paced environment
● Are a team-player
Benefits of Volunteering:
● Skill and resume building
● Nature Alberta will provide a reference related to your volunteer role, on request
● Opportunity to share your passion to inspire the next generation of naturalists
● Collaborate with like-minded individuals
● Connect with incredible naturalist organizations in the Edmonton Area
● Gain new experiences
● Make a meaningful impact on young families and your community
To Apply:
Email Abigail Stosky at naturekids@naturealberta.ca with a short statement (3 - 4 sentences)
expressing your interest.