Citizen Science Volunteer
Ontario Nature is seeking a dedicated, organized individual with a background in biology, ecology or conservation to assist with our Citizen Science Program.
This position will involve assisting conservation staff with data entry and file organization for the Citizen Science Program. Interested individuals will gain an understanding of organizing citizen science data, mapping tools and data management. Other duties may be assigned as needed.
- An appreciation of nature and the environment
- Proficient at using PC computers
- Proficient at using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
- Experience with GIS is an asset
- Able to travel to and work from our downtown office within the hours of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
- Minimum commitment of four hours per week
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, office tasks (filing/scanning) and working with large datasets.
If you’re interested: Email Smera at email@example.com with your resume before 5 p.m. on October 26, 2018 with the subject line: “Ontario Nature Citizen Science Volunteer”
Tentative start date: November 5, 2018
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?
Atlas Area Coordinator
We would like to expand the reach of the atlas across Ontario and are looking for new volunteer Atlas Area Coordinators (AACs). Working with Ontario Nature staff and partners, the AAC’s role is to support data collection efforts within a designated area and assist with promoting the atlas. The boundaries of the regions within which each individual is assigned, as well as the specific duties and responsibilities, are flexible. The responsibilities include:
- Establishing and maintaining local networks of volunteers to assist in the collection of reptile and amphibian occurrence data;
- Promoting the atlas at local events and coordinating with local media and local partners when opportunities arise;
- Leading workshops to provide hands-on training for volunteers;
- Providing guidance and support to volunteers and partners by distributing resources and information provided by the atlas coordinator;
- Focusing volunteer efforts in areas that are data deficient; and
- Participating in social media updates about atlas events or field trips, e.g. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
To qualify for this position, you must:
- Have a good knowledge of Ontario’s reptiles and amphibians;
- Possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
- Be able to work cooperatively with multiple volunteers and partner organizations; and
- Be proficient with Microsoft Office and have regular access to the Internet.
If you are interested in applying for this position, click the button below to contact Emma Horrigan.
Social Media Ambassador
Are you passionate about nature? Do you use social media? Join our network of volunteer Social Media Ambassadors to spread the word about our conservation campaigns through various online channels. This is an ongoing part-time position.
As a Social Media Ambassador, you will receive updates on our latest conservation campaigns. Working remotely, you will share content and promote Ontario Nature’s messaging across your personal social media accounts.
- Familiar with at least one of the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
- Excellent written communication skills
- Access to your own social media accounts and a remote work station
- Approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour a week of volunteer time (may vary based on schedule)
- A general understanding of conservation issues in Ontario, and a love of nature and the outdoors
- Gain experience volunteering for a charitable organization and receive credit for volunteer hours
- Flexible volunteer hours: contribute time based on your schedule
- Success pending, letter of recommendation from Ontario Nature
- You’ll be part of our success story as we work together to make a difference for nature in Ontario
If you’re interested, click the button below to send us an email.