Public Education & Outreach Assistant, vol., Stanley Park Ecology Society, Vancouver BC
Date posted to RCEN & PlanetVolunteer: Feb 24 2017


Position: Assistant to the Public Education and Outreach Manager
Organization: Stanley Park Ecology Society
Location: Vancouver, BC

SPES is currently looking for a volunteer who can assist with projects and programs over a minimum 3 month period, starting mid-February. The ideal candidate would be available 20 to 30 hours per week over a 3 to 5 day work week. Some weekend work may be required occasionally. SPES works with volunteers to build a mutually beneficial schedule. Orientation and training will be provided to support the profession growth of the successful applicant.

Note: The Stanley Park Ecology Society cannot provide any payment, stipend, travel expense reimbursement or other form of compensation. Volunteers are responsible for their own travel and living arrangements. Volunteers are also responsible for acquiring all necessary travel documents if arriving from another country.

Time commitment

The ideal candidate must commit to a minimum 3 month period, starting mid-March, and be available 20 to 30 hours per week over a 3 to 5 day work week. Some weekend work may be required occasionally.



  • Financial
    • Inputting and analyzing financial data from programs and sales
    • Create and maintaining basic financial management spreadsheets
    • Prepare quarterly reports
  • Business Support
    • Coordinate advertisement for public programing
    • Research products to sell at Nature House
    • Support changes and improvements to the Nature House
  • Assistant and supportive duties for the Public Education and Outreach Manager
    • Creating and maintaining systems for organizing information Mailing
    • Filing information
    • Creating and maintaining systems for organizing information


  • Compile data and research various topics as needed
  • Data entry into Excel and databases
  • Attend public outreach events and interact with visitors in an engaging and educational way
  • Work in teams to remove targeted invasive plant species from selected areas of Stanley Park (only if the volunteer wishes to have this kind of experience)


Training will be provided throughout the first two weeks of the volunteer placement.


  • Opportunity to incorporate this experience into a co-op like or intern placement for an educational program
  • Gain volunteer hours/experience
  • Gain experience working in an NGO/not for profit setting
  • Meet great people
  • Contribute to the public’s appreciation of nature, and to the stewardship of one of Canada’s great parks
  • Experience working in Vancouver
  • Learn about natural history, local flora and fauna of Stanley Park
  • Make the world a better place!
  • Reference letter or other forms of reference as desired by the volunteer are available at end of placement


  • Must be 17 years or older (University level preferred)
  • Good spoken English skills
  • Outgoing and personable (volunteers may be asked to interacting with the public)
  • Good leadership and organizational abilities
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Genuine desire to gain experience in a small not-for-profit office setting
  • Desire to contribute to the mission of Stanley Park Ecology Society

Application Procedure

Please contact Alicia Fontaine (Volunteer Coordinator) to let us know you are interested in this opportunity.
Email: vols mask*
Phone: 604-681-7099
Address: Stanley Park Ecology Society, PO Box 5167, Vancouver, BC V6B 4B2

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