Dear Volunteers, we’re glad that you’re considering volunteering for our 10th annual 2018 Creatures of Habitat events! This year the four (4) events will take place at/on:

Dates and Locations

1) Monday April 30th from 8:35am-3pm at COLQUITZ Middle School Restoration location: Colquitz River Park

2) Wednesday May 9th from 8:45am-2pm at BAYSIDE Middle School Restoration location: Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

3) Thursday May 10th from 9:05am-3pm at NORTH SAANICH Middle School (Day 1/2) Restoration location: School grounds and Lillian Hoffar Park

4) Friday May 11th from 9:05am-3pm at NORTH SAANICH Middle School (Day 2/2) Restoration location:  School grounds and Lillian Hoffar Park

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 or plant knowledge necessary; we will teach you everything you need to know at the Volunteer Orientation/Training Session (see dates below). Your role will mainly entail supervision of a small group of 5-7 students doing invasive plant species removal, garbage pick-up, weeding, planting, mulching and/or other activities. You will be supported at the site by the teachers and Peninsula Streams’ staff.

Volunteer Training/Orientation Sessions

Please also attend the Volunteer Training/Orientation Session for the school that you will be volunteering at:

a) COLQUITZMonday April 23rd from 5:30-6:30pm. Meet at school parking lot at 5:25pm (505 Dumeresq Street, V8Z 1X2)

b) BAYSIDETuesday April 24th from 5:25-6:30pm. Meet at Wallace Drive entrance to Gowlland Tod Provincial Park at 5:20pm. *We do NOT meet at the school for the Bayside training session.

c) NORTH SAANICHWednesday April 25th from 5:30-6:30pm. Meet at school parking lot at 5:25pm (10400 McDonald Park Road, V8L 0A3)

So you’d like to Volunteer?

Please email Francesca and let us know which day(s) you’d like to help out on.

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 can volunteer for one day, or more if you are really keen! If you can be there for only a morning or afternoon shift, please let us know as we can accommodate this.

“Creatures of Habitat” is an environmental education program that Peninsula Streams Society delivers annually, free-of-charge, to Gr. 6/7 students, thanks to support from the following funders.

About the program: