Volunteers Needed! Creatures of Habitat – April 2017

Volunteers are absolutely VITAL to this program, to provide instruction and supervision to the students during the outdoor activities. Depending on the number of students at each school, we require anywhere from 12-15 volunteers/day. You are Most welcome to volunteer for more than one day; and if you can be there for only a morning or afternoon shift, please let us know as we can accommodate this.

So you’d like to Volunteer? Please email or call us at 250-363-6480 and let us know which day(s) you would like to help out on.

Important Dates and Helpful Links:

Volunteers are needed for the Event Days (APRIL 2017):
Wed 12th – Colquitz Middle School
Wed 19th – Royal Oak Middle School (Day 1)
Thurs 20th – Royal Oak Middle School (Day 2)
Fri 21st – Bayside Middle School

Volunteer Training Sessions will be held for each school. Please attend the training session for the school that you will be volunteering at:

Colquitz school – Tuesday April 4th from 5:30-6:30pm
Meet in school parking lot at 5:25pm (505 Dumeresq Street, V8Z 1X2)

Royal Oak school – Wednesday April 5th from 5:30-6:30pm
Meet in school parking lot at 5:25pm (751 Travino Lane, BC V8Z 3G4)

Bayside school – Thursday April 6th from 5:20-6:30pm
Meet at Wallace Drive entrance to Gowlland Tod Provincial Park at 5:15pm (map of meeting spot) *We do NOT meet at the school for the Bayside training session.

More details about the Program:

“Creatures of Habitat” is an environmental education program that we deliver annually to Gr. 6/7 students to coincide with Earth Day. Every year we visit three schools; this year we are at Bayside, Colquitz and Royal Oak Middle Schools.

We deliver this program, free-of-charge, to the schools. We’ll visit each of these schools for 1-2 days and engage the entire Gr. 6 (and sometimes Gr. 7) class in both indoor and outdoor educational activities. (We only require volunteers for the outdoor activities.) Outdoor activities comprise hands-on restoration activities on or near the school property (this has included invasive species removal, mulching, planting and weeding, fry releases at a nearby creek, garbage pick-up)

Volunteer Activity Description – We are looking for enthusiastic and responsible adult volunteers to work with and supervise youth (ages 11-12) at the school ground and/or park location. Depending on the school (each school has slightly different bell schedules), volunteer shifts are from ~8:30am-2:45pm. No restoration experience necessary…we will teach you everything you need to know at the Volunteer Training Session (see dates above). The outdoor activities will consist of supervision of a small group of 5-7 students doing invasive plant species removal, garbage pick-up, weeding, tree mulching, and similar tasks.