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(TEST) STEVESTON HISTORIC SITE SPECIAL EVENTS 
The Steveston Historic Sites

Description

Join us at this fun seasonal event! Assist with greeting visitors, counting visitors and kids crafts! Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.
Click 'View Schedule' to sign up!


Address

BC

Contact Info
Lucy Higgs Lockie
Email: LHiggs-Lockie@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-6106

2020 Artefact Assistant: Preserving History Volunteer (Training) (TEST) 
Richmond Museum Collections 2020

Description

Make history while discovering the City of Richmond's rich collection of historical artefacts and museum exhibits!

Over the course of 6 months we will visit each of the heritage sites and museums in Richmond to note the condition of all of our artefacts to ensure their wellbeing. In museums this is called Preventative Conservation.

Help preserve Richmond's community history through keeping its objects safe from harm and deterioration. You will learn about Richmond's stories while getting a unique hands-on and behind the scenes experience.

With these skills, you will be able to volunteer with the Richmond Museum's exhibit team while they receive artefacts for a brand new exhibit. You will have the opportunity to assist with loans, de-installation and installation.

Responsibilities and Activities:
-Detailed examination of artefacts on display
-Creating condition reports for each artefact
-Photographing any damage or deterioration
-Gentle care and cleaning of artefacts

Date/ Time of the event or activity: Preventative Conservation:
Last Thursday of each month from
April October 2018. 9am-12pm or 1pm-5pm.

Mandatory training session on: April 12th, 9am OR April 19th, 1pm.

Condition Reporting for Exhibitions:
Every Tuesday in August 9am-5pm
Select dates in September, 2018

Site location:
Site location will change each month.

Steveston Museum
3811 Moncton St, Richmond, BC V7C 3A0

Steveston Interurban Tram
4011 Moncton St, Richmond, BC V7E 3A8

Britannia Shipyards
5180 Westwater Dr, Richmond, BC V7E 6P3

Richmond Olympic Experience
6111 River Road, Richmond, BC V7C 0A2

Minoru Chapel
6540 Gilbert Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 3V4

London Heritage Farm
6511 Dyke Road, Richmond, BC V7E 3R3

Working conditions:
The volunteer must be able to provide their own transportation to and from each work site.

Benefits to the volunteer:
Volunteers will be trained by professional museum curators in hands-on interaction with museum artefacts.
The opportunity to learn in depth about Richmond's heritage through experiencing its sites & historical artefacts.
Volunteers can expect a unique & rare experience of behind the scenes access to all of Richmond's museum & heritage sites.

Additional info: Criminal record check required. Resume submitted to Cowens@richmond.ca


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Address

BC

Contact Info
Camille Owens
Assistant Curator
Email: cowens@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 278-2392

Education Docent 
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Description

The Education Docent volunteer position is an opportunity to gain experience working with school students in a heritage setting. Responsibilities include: preparing program materials, setting-up / taking-down tables and chairs, assisting with student's hands-on activities, and providing interpretation of historical buildings. Successful candidates should enjoy working with students and have an interest in local history and museums. Must also be able to stand for 2 hours, tolerate noise and temperature changes.
If you are interested, please click 'Sign Up' or contact Lynsey at lli@richmond.ca or 604-238-8037.

Additional info: A police information check is required for this position.


Address
5180 Westwater Drive
Richmond BC, V7E 6P3

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Contact Info
Lucy Higgs-Lockie
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: lhiggs-lockie@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-6106

Heritage Ambassador - Britannia Shipyards (for volunteers being placed into this opportunity only) 
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Description

Share the stories of the people who lived and worked at Britannia!


Requirements

Minimum age: 13


Address
5180 Westwater Drive
Richmond BC, V7E 6P3

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Contact Info
Lynsey Li
Email: shsvolunteers@richmond.ca

Heritage Ambassador - London Heritage Farm 
London Heritage Farm

Description

Do you have a passion for Steveston's history? Do you enjoy dressing up in period costume? Become a Heritage Ambassador at London Heritage Farm!

As a Heritage Ambassador volunteer, you will share the stories of the people who lived or worked at London Heritage Farm. You will be dressed in period costumes, while demonstrating activities such as seed sorting, washing clothes with a scrub board and mangle, Victorian lawn games, and demonstrating house chores.

No experience is necessary. Volunteers will not be acting/in character. Volunteers must be 15+, outgoing, passionate about history and willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the public.

Get to know other volunteers and staff, meet visitors from all over the world, learn about your local history, take part in training and field trips and be entered for fun prizes!

Generally, shifts take place 11:45am-4:15pm on Saturday and Sunday. A commitment of 6 shifts from May-September is required.

To sign up:

1. Sign up for a Training shift (10:00-11:45am)
2. Sign up for a Heritage Ambassador shift on the same day (11:45-4:15pm)
3. Complete the forms sent to you after signing up, and bring them to your first shift

If you have any questions about how to sign up, call 604-238-8081 or email arienstra@richmond.ca

We hope you can join us at this picturesque site and be part of our team of heritage interpreters!


Requirements

Minimum age: 13


Address
6511 Dyke Rd
Richmond BC, V7E 3R3

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Contact Info
Anna Rienstra
Acting Recreating Leader
Email: arienstra@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8081

Heritage Ambassador Training Session - Britannia Shipyards 
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Description

Training Session for those volunteers interested in becoming Heritage Ambassadors at Britannia Shipyards.

As a Heritage Ambassador volunteer, you will share the stories of the people who lived and worked at Britannia. You will be dressed in period costumes, while demonstrating activities such as playing cards, sewing, net mending and much more.

No experience is necessary. Volunteers will not be acting/in character. Volunteers must be 15+, passionate about history and willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the public.

Get to know other volunteers and staff, meet visitors from all over the world, learn about your local history, take part in training and field trips and be entered for fun prizes!

Generally, shifts take place 11:45am-4:15pm, 7 days a week. A commitment of 6 shifts from May-September is required.

To learn more, please sign up for ONE training session (by clicking 'Schedule' above), call 604-238-8037 or email shsvolunteers@richmond.ca for more information.


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
5180 Westwater Drive
Richmond BC, V7E 6P3

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Contact Info
Lynsey Li
Email: shsvolunteers@richmond.ca

Richmond Aquatics Volunteer 
Minoru Aquatic Centre

Description

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, aquatic centres are closed. We will continue to take in new applications, but will not have any available opportunities to sign up for until further notice.

As an Aquatics Volunteer you will be involved in community activities such as

-assisting Red Cross swimming lessons
-assisting Adapted swimming lessons
-shadow lifeguarding, and
-hosting special events

This is a great way to develop your interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills.

Volunteer Requirements:

-Bronze Cross and
-Water Safety Instructor Prep certificates.

Qualified volunteers will be contacted for their certificates and criminal record clearance will be required. Successful candidates will be invited to attend an orientation to learn about the responsibilities and standards for Richmond Aquatics Volunteers.

NOTE: Please ensure you enter your water safety credentials into the second half of the online application form (please disregard the "Stop" prompt.)

Additional info: Preference will be given to volunteers who have Water safety Instructor and National Lifeguard certificates.


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
7560 Minoru Gate
Richmond BC, V6Y 1R9

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Contact Info
Julie and Darren
Email: aquavolunteer@richmond.ca, dchen@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 448-5369

Richmond Snow Angels 2020-2021 
City of Richmond Community Services Department

Description

As the winter months approach, heavy snowfall can cause challenges for some residents particularly elderly citizens and residents with illnesses, disabilities, or mobility challenges.

The City of Richmond is looking for volunteers over the age of 15 and up (DOB section must be filled) to participate in the Snow Angels Program this winter and assist these Richmond residents. After snowfall events, Snow Angels help with removing snow from pathways leading to the sidewalks as well as walkways leading to the resident's driveway.

The Snow Angel program is a volunteer program and is dependent on resources, severity of the storm, number of volunteers available and the priority needs of other callers. The program is only active in the event of a winter storm with more than 3+ centimeters of snow.

Snow Angels will be provided with a shovel, toque, and container of ice melt. Snow Angels will be responsible for providing their own protective gear (proper footwear, warm jacket, gloves, etc.). As snow shoveling can be a vigorous activity, volunteers are asked to use their discretion at all times and only work to their personal capacity.

After signing up, you will be required to attend a mandatory virtual orientation.

After the mentioned step is completed, a coordinator will be in touch with you to provide further information.


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
Throughout the City of Richmond
BC

Contact Info
Magnus Sinclair
Email: msinclair@richmond.ca, who@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 247-4453

Walk Leader 
Walk Richmond

Description

(Postponed) Walk Richmond is an initiative aimed at building a legacy of healthy lifestyles in Richmond by engaging people in life-long walking. Free guided walks for people of all ages are led by the Richmond Fitness and Wellness Association on a weekly basis throughout the year. Walk participants walk at their own pace and ability level. As a result, there is a need to have at least 3 volunteer "Walk Leaders" at each weekly walk. The purpose of the Walk Leader is to share their love of walking and to facilitate and guide the participants along the local walking routes. Many of the participants will look to the Walk Leader for guidance and support.

The Walk Leader is someone who is:

-Passionate for walking and has previous experience in leadership or fitness walking
-Familiar with Richmond, and the walking routes and trails
-Friendly and enthusiastic -Is welcoming and has the communication skills needed to give clear instructions throughout the walk
-Reliable and punctual
-Able to keep a group together and motivated.

Duties of the Walk Leader:

-Be familiar with the Walk Richmond program

-Familiarize yourself with the walks

-Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately

-Arrive in good time and welcome all walkers

-Lead the walk at a measured pace which suits the group as a whole.

-Make sure the group remains together throughout the walk

It is expected that the Walk Leaders should be available to lead at least one walk per
month for at least one year. Additional opportunities for Walk Richmond volunteers include special events (ie. Doors Open, Harvestfest).

Additional info: All Walk Leader volunteers are expected to attend a 2 hour training session which will familiarize them with the Walk Richmond program, expected duties and safe walking tips. Dates and times for these training sessions are TBA. In addition, Walk Leaders must complete a Criminal Records Check and maintain current certification in First Aid and CPR. All volunteers and participants are covered by insurance through the Richmond Fitness and Wellness Association.


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Address
7551 Minoru Gate
Richmond BC

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Contact Info
Sharon Meredith
Email: walking@richmond.ca