Position: Wildlife and Water Quality Monitor
Organization: Stanley Park Ecology Society
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
SPES is seeking a volunteer who can help with various wildlife surveys and monitoring , as well as basic water quality sampling.
The ideal candidate must commit to a minimum of 5 month period (April-August 2017), and can apply to conduct one or more of the daytime surveys and/or one or both of the evening surveys. Monitoring frequency and time commitment are detailed below. Volunteers are needed every four weeks from April to August (inclusive). The specific days of volunteering is flexible and may be discussed and scheduled between the volunteer and one of the on-staff conservation technicians. Here are the weeks (Monday-Friday) that volunteers are needed for conducting the surveys:
- April 3-7
- May 1-5
- May 29 – June 2
- June 26-30
- July 24-28
- August 21-25
Please note: Allow ½ hour before each survey for picking up any required equipment and data collection forms.
The selected candidate(s) must be available in the last week of March for training. Approximately 2 hrs of training will be required for each survey. If the applicant is interested in conducting more than one survey, he/she will have to be trained for each of them. The training dates are flexible and may be scheduled between the volunteer and one of the on-staff conservation technicians.
Gain volunteer experience in the field of environmental conservation while working in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Make an important contribution to the conservation and restoration of habitats in Stanley Park.
Twice yearly volunteer appreciation events
Letter of reference available after a minimum 30 hours of service
Enjoy being outdoors and observing wildlife for extended periods in all weather conditions and at various times of the day and evening
Experience compiling, managing, and analyzing data in a research or other formal setting
Working knowledge and appreciation of environmental issues and the values and mission of Stanley Park Ecology Society
Excellent organizational skills
Ability and willingness to work independently
To apply, please email Alicia Fontaine, Volunteer Coordinator at:
Your email should include:
Eg. Wildlife and Water Quality Monitor – Sandy Smith
Eg. SandySmith.doc or SandySmith.pdf
This file should contain:
We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.
When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at RCEN.ca.