"Thanks to Nature" event Station Animators
Volunteer Types: Accounting and Finance, Administration/Office, Arts, Crafts and Photography, Board Leadership, Communications and Marketing, Companionship/Visiting, Counselling, Disability Support, Emergency Services, Entertainment, Environment, Event planning and participation, Food preparation and services, Fundraising, Governance (Boards, Committees), Health Care, Heritage and Museums, Human rights, Information Technology, Legal/Advocacy, Library, Mediation and Facilitation, Mental Health, Mentoring, Others, Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening), Public speaking (Speaking about value of volunteering), Retail, Skilled Trades, Social Media, Special events and festivals, Sports, Teaching/Tutoring, Translation and Interpretation, Transportation of goods, Transportation of people, Writing
Organization types: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Arts, Children, Youth and Family, Community and Social Services, Criminal Justice, Culture and Heritage, Disabilities, Education, Environmental/Animals, Health and Diseases, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, International Relief/Development/Peace, LGBTQIA2+, Libraries, Poverty/Social Justice, Professional Associations, Public/Society Benefit, Religion Related, Research and Policy Development, Senior Citizens, Service Clubs, Special Interests, Sports and Recreation, Volunteer Centres/Bureaux, Women
Long term (6 months to a year), One day or less, Ongoing (more than a year), Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: September 30, 2022
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Description

The Ottawa Valley chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society hosts it’s annual Thanks to Nature event in public parks on Thanksgiving Sunday – October 9th from 9am to 3pm. Thanks to Nature aims to engage participants to think about what nature does for them, to slow down to truly appreciate the nature around them, and to learn something about the environmental importance of the park they are visiting. The event has five stations: Tree Hugger, Vitamin N, Wishing Tree, Nature’s Guest Book and the Slowdown Area. They are simple, fun stations that participants of all ages enjoy. Volunteers animate these stations which includes greeting the public and encouraging them to participate, explaining the station and guiding their participation. Volunteers also help set up the stations before the event and take them down after the event.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
This volunteer opportunity is great for anyone wanting to help fight the biodiversity and climate change crises. Enhanced public appreciation and respect for Nature is an important step in this fight! All volunteers will enjoy a day outside in nature and the opportunity to socialize with other volunteers and the general public. Volunteers will also develop their leadership skills and ability to engage with the public by animating the stations. Ontario High School volunteers will get 8 hours of volunteer time towards their high school diploma.
How will the organization benefit?
The Ottawa Valley chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS-OV) will benefit from increased public awareness of its work and hopefully gain new supporters in the form of subscribers to its social media and newsletter as well as donors. (Donations will NOT be actively solicited. The public will have the opportunity to make a donation if they choose to.) The long-term goals of Thanks to Nature also include greater appreciation for Nature, increased visits to natural spaces, increased sense of wellbeing for participants, improved visitor etiquette in green spaces, and increased stewardship participation by the public.
Volunteer location:
Thanks to Nature will be in 3 Parks - Volunteers will choose one.Petrie Island - 727 Trim Rd, Orleans, ON Gatineau Park - Lac Philippe, Masham, QC (transport from Chelsea to Masham possible if needed)Parc National de Plaisance - 1001 Chem. de la Grande Presqu'île, Plaisance, QC

Contact

Sabrina Howe
@Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Ottawa Valley chapter
819-778-3355
Ext: 223
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-week

Details

This position would be great for: Adults, Children (under 10), Families, Groups, High School Students (14-18), Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24), Youth 11-13
Number of Positions Available: 36
Good for people interested in: Accounting and Finance, Administration/Office, Arts, Crafts and Photography, Board Leadership, Communications and Marketing, Companionship/Visiting, Counselling, Disability Support, Emergency Services, Entertainment, Environment, Event planning and participation, Food preparation and services, Fundraising, Governance (Boards, Committees), Health Care, Heritage and Museums, Human rights, Information Technology, Legal/Advocacy, Library, Mediation and Facilitation, Mental Health, Mentoring, Others, Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening), Public speaking (Speaking about value of volunteering), Retail, Skilled Trades, Social Media, Special events and festivals, Sports, Teaching/Tutoring, Translation and Interpretation, Transportation of goods, Transportation of people, Writing
You will be helping with: Animals, Athletes, Children (0-10 years), Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Homeless, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

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