Facilities - Volunteer Gardener
The vision of Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia is to continually improve the welfare of urban wildlife. Our mission is to provide leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.
Volunteer Gardeners work on WRA’s site. The grounds are used to support local wildlife and with a large site, they need to be kept well maintained. Volunteer Gardeners maintain the grounds to ensure safety for all staff and volunteers on site and are also working on projects to improve the look and function of the landscape.
This role is perfect for someone who
The role requires an invididual who has the following qualifications:
- Experience and knowledge in landscaping, gardening, horticulture, or a related field - knowledge of native plants in B.C an asset
- Good communication skills
- The ability to complete tasks independently with little supervision
- Demonstrated reliability
- Someone who enjoys routine maintenance tasks
- Prepared to work outdoors
- Physically fit
- At least 18 years of age
- Perform regular gardening duties as directed by the Landscape Coordinator and Hospital Staff.
- Regular duties may include:
- Raking leaves and clearing them from enclosures
- Maintaining pathways
- Cutting back brush
- Removing invasive plants
- Cleaning, repairing and sharpening tools
- Follow Health & Safety protocol and report unsafe conditions to the Health & Safety Committee
- Use communication systems in place for identifying and logging tasks
- Communicate with the Landscape Coordinator regarding problems, tools, equipment needed
- A minimum commitment of 100-hours
- Approximately 4-8 hours a week on a consistent weekly basis, with a minimum commitment of 6 months.
How to apply
Complete an application on MyImpactPage and you will be invited to the next scheduled Meet & Greet. Frequency of sessions will vary throughout the year.