Volunteer

Bow Habitat Station welcomes enthusiastic individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. Volunteers play an important role in supporting programs and special events, and as ambassadors in the Discovery Centre, Fish Hatchery, Trout Pond and Interpretive Wetland.

In the end, our volunteers assist us in achieving our vision of fostering an awareness, appreciation and understanding of Alberta’s air, land, water and biodiversity.

Potential Volunteer Positions

Bow Habitat Station's next volunteer intake will be in Fall, 2017.

Front-and-Centre

Volunteer assisting child with a fly tying activity.

Working directly with the public, these positions support the direct delivery of programs and help to enhance each visitor’s experience. Roles include but are not limited to:

  • Discovery Centre Ambassador (year-round)
  • Education Program Assistant (year-round)
  • Trout Pond Ambassador (seasonal)
  • Visitor Services Assistant (seasonal)

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • An engaging and welcoming personality.
  • Enjoy working with the public and talking with a variety of age groups.
  • Ability to help maintain a respectful atmosphere
  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge with others.

Training: Mandatory training sessions will be required for all Front-and-Center volunteers. Training takes place primarily Jan-Apr.

Shift availability: Weekday and weekend shifts available year-round during daytime hours (9:00 am-4:00 pm).

Photography

Young boy leaning over fish pool and spreading fish feed from his hand

Working alone or with other volunteers, you’ll take the lead capturing the memories at Bow Habitat Station!

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Must supply your own camera and any other equipment (including editing software).
  • A welcoming and friendly personality.
  • Must follow set policies and procedures for acquiring consent from visitors.

Shift availability: Primarily weekend shifts during daytime hours (9:00 am-4:00 pm).

Benefits of Volunteering

Bow Habitat Station is grateful for the commitment of its volunteers and we recognize all contributions as being significant!

Learn new skills!

We do our best to set our volunteers up for success. Through formal training and on-the-job experiences, we strive to provide you with unique and educational experiences.

Get recognized!

Our formal recognition program acknowledges the value of our volunteers through hourly milestones. These milestones are recognized at our annual event thanking all our volunteers for their commitment through the past year.

Join Our Team

Interested in joining our volunteer team? Please ensure you meet the required qualifications, then complete our application form here:

Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you to discuss the next steps in our screening process. Once selected for a volunteer position, you will be required to attend scheduled training sessions.

Important note: As an important tool in our program’s screening process, applicants will be asked to complete a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check. Applicants will also be required to attend an orientation session as well as additional mandatory training sessions relevant to their position(s).

 

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Updated: Jan 25, 2017