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We are grateful for our volunteers who collectively spent more than 10,000 hours protecting wild species and wild spaces.

Petrel Point boardwalk repairs © Megan Anevich

Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us to help us protect nature in Ontario. Throughout the year, we have various volunteer needs across Ontario, so please stay connected.

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Eastern foxsnake monitoring © Smera Sukumar

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Current Postings

Citizen Science Volunteer

Ontario Nature is seeking a dedicated, organized, detail-oriented individual with a background in biology, ecology or conservation to assist with our Citizen Science Program.  

The Task:  

This position will involve assisting conservation staff with data entry, designing and editing communications material and creating maps for the Citizen Science Program. Interested individuals will gain an understanding of design platforms, mapping tools and data management. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Relevant Experience and Skills:  

  • An appreciation of nature and the environment 
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Experience with creating engaging communications pieces (e.g. blogs, infographics, presentations) 
  • Proficient at using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) 
  • Experience with data entry and data management 
  • Experience using ArcGIS software, including ArcGIS StoryMaps 
  • Ability to work remotely within the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday to Friday) 
  • Minimum commitment of eight hours per week 
  • Must be able to work from home on a PC device (have access to a laptop or computer, internet connection, phone) 

Desirable Skills: 

  • Working knowledge of Ontario’s Reptiles and Amphibians including identification and biology 
  • Experience using Canva graphic design platform

The Perks: 

The work completed through this volunteer internship will be used by our Citizen Science Program to support Ontario Nature’s conservation goals. The selected individual will also get one–on–one time working with Ontario Nature conservation science staff, experience with data entry, communications design and mapping and contributing towards the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Publication.

If you’re interested: Email Brittney at brittneyv@ontarionature.org with your resume before 5 p.m. on November 16, 2020 with the subject line: “Ontario Nature Citizen Science Volunteer”. Interviews will take place virtually during the week of November 23rd-27th. 

Tentative start date: December 1, 2020 

Include in the email: 

  1. Why do you feel you would be a good fit for this position?
  2. How often would you be available to volunteer?

We will accept applications on an ongoing basis and thank all applicants for their interest.


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