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Location:
300 Indian Battle Road South, Lethbridge

Populations Served

  • Member Agency Staff

Competencies/Skills

  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Empathy
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Inquiry & Curiosity
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Naturalist Volunteer

  • Barrier-Free AccessBarrier-Free Access
  • Flexible HoursFlexible Hours
  • Suitable for Community Service/Fine OptionsSuitable for Community Service/Fine Options
  • Suitable for SeniorsSuitable for Seniors
  • Suitable for YouthSuitable for Youth

Our nature centre developed with a foundation of volunteer support. Volunteer Naturalists take part in all aspects of the Centre’s operations. They share their time, a valuable resource that is necessary for us to meet the needs of our community.

Most volunteers begin as Exhibit Rovers. In this role they help greet visitors as they arrive to the Centre and help them make the most of their visit.

After learning the basics as an Exhibit Rover, volunteers often help in other ways. They help as Program Assistants, Trail Rovers, or behind the scenes. Volunteer Naturalists commit to a term of at least six months and help out on a regular basis.

There are abundant opportunities at the Nature Centre and so many ways that you can get involved. No experience necessary! We provide the training and ongoing support.

Volunteer Duties

Naturalist Volunteer Team (assists with day-to-day operations at the Nature Centre)

  1.       Exhibit Rover
  2.       Trail Rover
  3.       Program Assistant
  4.       Special Projects

Requirements

  • Enjoy working with children
  • Excellent speaking skills in English (or French)
  • Comfortable speaking in front of groups
  • Desire to learn about Lethbridge Natural History
  • Able to lift materials related to programs
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic
  • Able to work independently
  • Patience

Schedule

  • One shift every two weeks for 3 hours (10am-1pm and 1-4pm).
  • Please be able to make a minimum commitment of 6 months.
  • We are able work around vacations and exams.
  • We ask that you are flexible as our hours are seasonal scheduled varies from month to month and can change with little notice.

Volunteer Information Session dates:

  • Please contact 403-320-3064

Time Commitment

Continuing commitment

Type of Opportunity

Environmental

Application Type

Advanced

Other Opportunities with Helen Schuler Nature Centre

Continuing commitment
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Conservation Outreach Assistants help to conserve the City of Lethbridge’s river valley by monitoring, observing, and reporting activities that are not permitted in natural areas. They also act as the eyes and ears of the Nature Centre by reporting their observations of the natural world and seasonal phenomena.

Supporting the mission and vision, Conservation Outreach Assistants represent the Nature Centre in the community by helping trail users understand and appreciate the parks they are visiting.

Location: Conservation Outreach Assistants specifically target Nature Preservation Area Parks in the City of Lethbridge, including: Lethbridge Nature Reserve, Elizabeth Hall Wetlands, Alexander Wilderness Park, and Cottonwood Park.

Continuing commitment
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Special Events Assistants provide support during busy festivals and offsite events in an effort to raise awareness about the Nature Centre’s programs and services.

Supporting the mission and vision, the Special Event Assistant represents the Nature Centre in the community by helping acting as an ambassador at events like Canada Day at Henderson Lake, Lethbridge Children’s Expo, Spring Nature Fest, Discovery Days, Nature Play Fest, among many others.

Location: Special Events take place at the Nature Centre and at various locations throughout the City of Lethbridge.

Continuing commitment
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Trail Rovers act as the eyes and ears of the Nature Centre – reporting their observations, sightings, and photos from the trail system. Supporting the mission and vision, the Trail Rover represents the Nature Centre in the community by helping trail users understand and appreciate what they are experiencing. Rovers often share their love and knowledge of what can be discovered in Lethbridge’s river valley.

Location: Trail Rovers work in various locations throughout the City of Lethbridge at any park or natural area accessible by the city’s trail system.

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