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VOLUNTEER POSITION / INTERNSHIP

Position: Operation Wild Program Assistant
Organization: A Rocha Canada
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Type: unpaid student internship / volunteer

A Rocha Canada
Hamilton Office: 621 Barton St. E. Hamilton, ON
Cedar Haven Eco-Centre: 1039 Regional Rd. 97, Freelton, ON

SUMMARY OF PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS

Operation Wild provides accessible nature experiences and environmental education for individuals living with disabilities. The program will typically involve hosting groups from local developmental service agencies at Cedar Haven Eco-Centre and guiding these individuals to engage with their environment. The Operation Wild Program Assistant will work closely with the Operation Wild Program Coordinator and Operation Wild Program Educator(s) to develop and deliver this program. This role will require partnering with other members of the team to develop and deliver program curriculum for both participants and their support staff.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate has a background in environmental sciences, social work, or a related field through education and/or work experience. The candidate is able to express their knowledge in a way that is accessible and contributes to hands-on learning experiences which are appropriate for people of all abilities. The ideal candidate will be creative and flexible in their approaches to teaching and program development. They will need to be able to work well on a team as the role will involve extensive collaboration with the Operation Wild Program Coordinator and the Operation Wild Program Educator(s). The individual has a passion for teaching others about nature and our relationship with it.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Development of accessible, hands-on environmental programming for participants with varying abilities.
  • Facilitation and delivery of accessible workshops and programs in a flexible manner so as to meet the needs of each group.
  • Will liaise with partner organizations in a professional manner.
  • Assist in the planning and organization of Operation Wild promotional events.
  • Participation in program meetings to help further the vision of Operation Wild.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Education/experience in environmental science and/or social work, or related fields.
  • Embodies the A Rocha Canada’s Commitments and Core Values
  • Vulnerable Sector Check required
  • Exhibits a spirit of humility
  • Creative problem solver and decision maker
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing situations
  • Access to personal vehicle an asset as travel between program locations may be required.

HOURS OF WORK & COMPENSATION

  • Approximately 10-20 hours per week, but flexible to meet practicum requirements and intern’s schedule.
  • This is an unpaid student internship for the Fall 2019 Term.
  • Estimated start date is September 9, with an estimated completion date of November 22, 2019. Dates are flexible based on interns schedule and course requirements.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Operation Wild Program Coordinator at:
matt.koning mask arocha.ca*

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.ca.

*Email: The e-mail address above has been masked to prevent spam. Please copy the address or type it manually, add the @ sign, remove “mask” and any spaces.
 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 17 2019    ID: 54230