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Positions: Event Ambassador
Organization: Credit Valley Conservation
Location: Mississauga/Brampton/Peel Region, Ontario

Volunteer

The Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) is a partnership of the municipalities within the Credit River Watershed. We are dedicated to the conservation, protection, restoration and sustainable development of the natural resources of our watershed. Together we have a long and successful history of ensuring a clean supply of water for human and environmental needs. At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Volunteer position: Event Ambassador

Summary of Functions

Become an Event Ambassador

Are you interested in the environment and the work that Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) does? Would you like to attend fairs and festivals on behalf of CVC? Are you comfortable speaking to members of the public about environmental issues and various environmental programs? If so, consider becoming an Event Ambassador for CVC!

(Up to 8 positions available)

Events take place in multiple locations within the Credit River Watershed (Orangeville, Halton Hills, Erin, Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga)

Program Commitment: This is a year-long program; however the majority of the events fall between April – June. Expected commitment is a minimum of four events. Shifts will generally be 3-5 hours long.

Start Date: Must be able to attend MANDATORY TRAINING on Monday, April 1, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at CVC Head Office (1255 Old Derry Road, Mississauga). Approximately 3 hours of at-home training is required prior to the April 1st training session.

Eligibility Requirements

*Resume required

  • Spoken level of English required: Intermediate
  • Written level of English required: Basic

Skills or Education Required

  • Confident when speaking to the public
  • Enthusiastic and friendly
  • Interest in environmental issues
  • Good communication skills
  • Motivated and a self-starter
  • Minimum high school education
  • Must have access to transportation
  • Knowledge of or experience with Credit Valley Conservation an asset
  • Other languages an asset

Summary of Major Tasks

Event Ambassadors assist CVC with outreach to watershed residents at local community events. Event Ambassadors will attend various events on behalf of CVC and/or alongside CVC staff in order to grow the community’s awareness of our organization and programs. This position will involve:

  • Learning about what CVC does and sharing it with the public
  • Promoting CVC events and volunteer opportunities
  • Endorsing CVC’s goals and our projects
  • Engaging the public through interactive and educational activities
  • Setting up and dismantling displays with promotional materials
  • Collecting contact information for necessary follow-up purposes
  • Encouraging people to sign-up for our online blog and events email

Training Provided:

  • General CVC background and Health & Safety
  • Job specific training
  • Some at-home training required (online AODA training + review of CVC policies and procedures) - approximately 3 hours
  • In-class training date is Monday, April 1, 2019 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. and will take place at CVC’s Head Office (Mississauga)

Additional Information

Benefits:

  • Get a chance to visit fairs and festivals for free
  • Act as a representative of CVC
  • Learn more about Credit River Watershed and the local environment
  • Network and meet interesting people
  • Gain valuable experience in the environmental sector
  • Meet awesome CVC staff and work with a great team
  • Become an active participant in building environmental awareness; contribute to a healthier environment; advocate for conservation!

How to Apply:

Send a brief paragraph on why you want to be an event ambassador, along with your resume to Lorraine Chung - Lorraine.Chung@cvc.ca by March 18, 2019.

Credit Valley Conservation
Fax: (905) 670-5613
or Email: hr@cvc.ca, subject: "Volunteer position: Event Ambassador"

cvc.ca

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 23 2019    ID: 50643