Education & Outreach Volunteer

Purpose:

Outreach volunteers help to educate the public about WRA and urban wildlife. Volunteers head to different community events such as farmer’s markets and salmon festivals with displays for WRA and provide valuable information to members of the public. This position is one of the critical volunteer roles at Wildlife Rescue, as it is a way to prevent injuries to wildlife and promote peaceful urban wildlife co-existence.

 

Skills Required:

-          Reliability, showing up at events for dates and times scheduled

-          Good communication/people skills, be comfortable talking to people of all ages (including kids)

-          Comfortable with informal public speaking to small groups of people

-          The ability to work alone and/or independently, and the ability to improvise and problem-solve when issues arise

-          Fluency in English is mandatory, other languages are an asset

-          Ability to use email regularly for scheduling purposes

-          Knowledge of local wildlife species is an asset

 

Time Requirement:

-          Volunteers are expected to commit to three events in two months (approx. 12-16 hours total)

-          Event shifts can vary from 2-6 hours depending on the number of volunteers and the type of event