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Location:
300 Indian Battle Road South, Lethbridge

Populations Served

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Member Agency Staff
  • Seniors
  • Young Adults

Competencies/Skills

  • Communication
  • Inquiry & Curiosity
  • Networking Abilities
  • Teamwork
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Special Events Assistant

  • Suitable for FamiliesSuitable for Families
  • Suitable for GroupsSuitable for Groups
  • Suitable for SeniorsSuitable for Seniors
  • Suitable for YouthSuitable for Youth

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.

Volunteer Duties

  • Facilitate special events by providing information, instructions, and answering questions about the Nature Centre and Lethbridge’s river valley.

Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Visitor Experience
    • Answers questions about the Nature Centre.
    • Discusses recent sightings.
    • Encourages donations.
    • Facilitate various special event exhibit activities.
    • Recommends trails and parks for visitors to visit.
  • Promotions
    • Encourages participation.
    • Promote and recommend Nature Centre programs.
    • Promote stewardship and shared responsibility of natural spaces.
    • Work with large groups of people in a professional manner.
  • Programming Support
    • Assist with preparation, setup, operation, and cleanup of special events.
    • Assist with setup and cleanup of events (like placing signage and sign-in forms).
    • Compile statistics of visitors.
    • Ensure event safety by minding hazards.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Training, Orientation and Supervision:

  • Volunteers will learn about the history of the Nature Centre and its place in Lethbridge’s River Valley; familiarize themselves with Roving resources including handouts, speaking points, maps, guide books, and library resources.
  • Volunteers will receive a copy of our Coulees & Cottonwoods Field Guide and a Lethbridge Trail Guide.

Requirements

  • Dress Code: Outdoor Casual with uniform top provided (light brown t-shirt, dark-brown t-shirt, polo shirt, black vest, lanyard).
  • Security Checks: All Nature Centre volunteers are subject to a criminal record check.
  • Special Events Assistants are expected to be comfortable in large crowds and be able to maintain a high standard of professionalism. Participation in additional training, workshops, and programs is encouraged.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation.

Qualifications & Personal Traits:

  • Ability to motivate others.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and in stressful situations.
  • Ability to stand for longer periods of time.
  • Able to handle large crowds.
  • Able to work independently and with a team.
  • Desire to learn about Lethbridge natural history.
  • Desire to promote the Nature Centre in the community.
  • Outgoing and enthusiastic.
  • Willingness to answer questions and share knowledge about Lethbridge’s river valley.

Schedule

  • Length of Volunteer Shift: Each Special Event Assistant shift is 3 hours.
  • Time Commitment: Participate in at least one special event every month between. Please be able to make a minimum commitment of six (6) months.

Time Commitment

Continuing commitment

Type of Opportunity

Community Engagement,Environmental

Application Type

Advanced

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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.

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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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Exhibit Rovers interact with our visitors, providing an interpretive experience that connects them to nature through our exhibit program. Supporting the mission and vision, the Exhibit Rover represents the Nature Centre to visitors during normal operating hours (between 10am and 6pm).

Location: Exhibit Rovers work in the exhibit rooms – primarily the front lobby, main gallery, and exhibit gallery at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre, located north of the High Level Bridge via Indian Battle Road and 3rd Avenue South.

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