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- Spring Break Daycamp Assistant - at the Richmond Nature Park (2020) 
Richmond Nature Park

Description

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The Richmond Nature Park is seeking volunteers aged 16 and over to assist in environmental programs during Spring Break (March 16 to 27). If you are interested in working in childcare, education, recreation, and/or show an interest in biology/ecology/geography/environmental science, this opportunity would allow you to gain valuable experience.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Support program leaders by assisting and supervising children with activities, arts and crafts, and games
- Contribute to a safe, friendly, and inclusive environment where children can learn and play
- Encourage participation, resolve minor conflicts, and take initiative in situations when needed

Qualifications and Skills:
- Enjoys working with children and thrives in a team setting
- Has successfully completed a Criminal Record check (more details will be provided upon confirmation of volunteering)

Time Commitment:

Polliwog Preschool (Ages 4-6) runs from:

Mon-Fri, Mar. 16-20
Mon-Fri, Mar. 23-27

Available shifts are 8:45am-12:15pm or 12:45-4:15pm for the dates above.
Preference will be given to those available for full weeks.

Nature Detectives (ages 6-12) runs from:
Mon-Fri, Mar. 16-20
Mon-Fri, Mar. 23-27

Available shifts are 8:45am-3:15pm or 8:45am-5:00pm for the dates above.
Preference will be given to those available for full weeks.

Benefits:
- Apply your skills while gaining further experience working in childcare, education and recreation.
-Volunteers may be eligible to apply for employment at the Nature Park.
- Record of volunteer hours for personal, educational or employment use.

Volunteers will need to dress accordingly to the weather as camps will take place both indoors and outdoors at the Richmond Nature Park

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Interested volunteers please sign up on iCanhelp or email
Aliah Pingoy at apingoy@richmond.ca
More information will be provided upon confirmation of this volunteer position.
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Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
11851 Westminster Hwy
Richmond BC, V6X 1B4

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Contact Info
Aliah Pingoy
Recreation Customer Service Attendant
Email: apingoy@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-6188

~Family Fun Days 2020 at the Richmond Nature Park~ 
Richmond Nature Park

Description

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The Richmond Nature Park is seeking volunteers aged 15 and over to assist in our upcoming Family Fun Days Event!

Several volunteers are needed to make this event a success!

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Photos
- Assist families with taking photos, help families with nature themed prop use

Craft Station
- Run our Blueberry Twig craft booth by assisting participants with creating blueberry twig picture frames
- Supervise younger participants to ensure a safe and friendly environment
- Help with preparation and/or takedown

Volunteers will be assigned to tasks by shifts and will also be required to assist in handing out scavenger hunts, maps and enthusiastically greeting and giving information to the public.

Qualifications and Skills:
- Enjoys working with the public
- Enthusiastic
- Criminal Record Check completion preferred

Time Commitment:
- Saturday, Feb 15, Sunday, Feb 16 & Monday, Feb 17, 2020
- Must be available for atleast 2/3 days from 9:30am to 4:00pm

Benefits:
- Apply your skills while gaining experience working at a community event
- Record of volunteer hours

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions please sign up on iCanHelp and email Aliah Pingoy at apingoy@richmond.ca

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Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
11851 Westminster Hwy
Richmond BC, V6X 1B4

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Contact Info
Aliah Pingoy
Recreation Customer Service Attendant
Email: apingoy@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-6188

~Pro-D Day Daycamps at the Richmond Nature Park~ 
Richmond Nature Park

Description

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The Richmond Nature Park is seeking volunteers aged 15 and over to assist in environmental programs during single day Pro-D Day Daycamps during the Richmond School District's Pro-D Days.
If you are interested in working in childcare, education, recreation, and/or show an interest in biology/ecology/geography/environmental science, this opportunity would allow you to gain valuable experience.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Support program leaders by assisting and supervising children with activities, arts and crafts, and games
- Contribute to a safe, friendly, and inclusive environment where children can learn and play
- Encourage participation, resolve minor conflicts, and take initiative in situations when needed

Qualifications and Skills:
- Enjoys working with children and thrives in a team setting

Time Commitment:
-A 1 day volunteering opportunity per Pro-D Day
-Various Pro-D Days within the Elementary School year (September to June) usually on Mondays or Fridays.
- Volunteering shifts are from 8:45 to 3:45pm with lunch break.

Benefits:
- Apply your skills while gaining further experience working in childcare, education and recreation.
-Volunteers may be eligible to apply for employment at the Nature Park.
- Record of volunteer hours for personal, educational or employment use.

Volunteers will need to dress accordingly to the weather as camps will take place both indoors and outdoors at the Richmond Nature Park

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Interested volunteers please sign up on iCanhelp or email
Aliah Pingoy at apingoy@richmond.ca
More information will be provided upon confirmation of this volunteer position.
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Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
11851 Westminster Hwy
Richmond BC, V6X 1B4

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Contact Info
Aliah Pingoy
Recreation Customer Service Attendant and Volunteer Coordinator
Email: apingoy@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-6188

2020 Special Events Volunteers at the Cannery 
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society

Description

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity with flexible shifts and lots of variety? Do you want to volunteer with your friends and meet new people?

Make a difference, have fun and learn new skills by becoming a Special Events Volunteer at the Cannery!

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society operates the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, in partnership with Parks Canada and is currently recruiting volunteers.

Applications are currently being accepted for Special Events Crew (to help set up before and take down after events) and Special Events Visitor Services (greet visitors, provide information and lead games, activities at events).

All volunteers are provided with an orientation and training (which does count towards volunteer hours, for high school students) prior to their first shift.

What kind of events can you help at? Here is a list of some of the exciting opportunities coming up at the Cannery:

Cannery Farmers' Market
Sundays
February 9 & 23
March 8 & 22
April 5 & 19

Easter at the Cannery
Friday - Sunday, April 10-12

The Pull of the Net: A Multicultural Celebration
Saturday, May 2

And more!

Shifts are typically 2-4 hours long and are scheduled anywhere from 8am-5pm on event days. Schedules for specific events are always provided in advance so you can plan which shift times work best for you.

Can't comit to volunteering on all of those event days? No worries! As a Special Event Volunteer, you will not only be able to pick the times, but also the days you volunteer. There are no minimum or maximum commitments required.

Not sure if you'd prefer to volunteer for Special Events Crew or Visitor Services? No problem! You can apply for both.

To get involved, click the Sign Up button and we will get in touch with you.

Please note: The Cannery welcomes family volunteering. Youth 14 and younger must have a parent/guardian on site during their shift. Parents/guardians can explore the museum, wait in the lobby or join in on the volunteering!


Address
12138 4th Avenue
Richmond BC, V7E 3J1

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Contact Info
Tara Miller
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: volunteer@gogcannery.org
Phone: (604) 664-9009

2020 Mystery at the Cannery: Gallery Attendants Wanted! 
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society

Description

Looking for a unique way to spend Spring Break (March 16-29)? Do you like history mysteries? Are you intersted in gaining new skills, while you volunteer?

Then you might love being a Gallery Attendant for Mystery at the Cannery!

Gallery Attendants are volunteers who are trained in the history of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. They spend time in the galleries to make sure everyone is safe and help the public learn about the important history of the site. The schedule for the role is very flexible; Gallery Attendants can have a weekly shift, help at special events or during special public programs, like the Mystery at the Cannery!

New Gallery Attendants are provided with an orientation and training (which does count towards volunteer hours, for high school students) prior to their first shift.

Time Commitment

Orientations: Tuesday, February 25th 3:30pm-5:30pm or Saturday, February 29th 10:15am-12:15pm.

Independent Training: Timing is flexible but you must complete an additional 2 hours of training by early March.

Shadowing a Gallery Attendant: Timing is flexible but you must shadow an experienced Gallery Attendant for a 2 hour shift before mid-March.

Mystery in the Cannery Introduction: Again, this is flexible and can be completed in person or via email.

Mystery at the Cannery Shifts: Volunteers must commit to a minimum of two 4 hour long shifts from March 16-29.

To get involved, click the Sign Up button and we will get in touch with you.

Please note: The Cannery welcomes family volunteering. Youth 14 and younger must have a parent/guardian on site during their shift. Parents/guardians can explore the museum, wait in the lobby or join in on the volunteering!


Address
12138 4th Avenue
Richmond BC, V7E 3J1

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Contact Info
Tara Miller
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: volunteer@gogcannery.org
Phone: (604) 664-9009

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

Family Day at the Tram - 2020 
Steveston Tram

Description

Come down and help out at this years Family Day at the Tram. We would love some help with the set up, supervision and take down of two different activities; the Artefact Discovery Table as well as the Crafts Table, both fun for the whole family.

Additional info: You will be wearing a historical costume. Provided for you, you get to choose from the costume room.


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
4011 Moncton ST
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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

Family Day Breakfast - Kitchen Assistance - Winter 2020 Event 
Steveston Community Centre

Description

Family Day Breakfast! This is a really fun upbeat morning, we host a free breakfast for families in the community!

Date
Monday, February 17, 2020

Time
9:00 - 11:30am

Responsibilities
We need your helping hands to assist our staff in the kitchen with plating food and washing dishes.

Additional Information
Volunteers will be provided breakfast.
No criminal record check required for this opportunity.

Additional info: No criminal record check required for this opportunity.


Requirements

Minimum age: 14


Address
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: stevestoncc@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8080

Family Day Breakfast - Server - Winter 2020 Event 
Steveston Community Centre

Description

Family Day Breakfast! This is a really fun upbeat morning, we host a free breakfast for families in the community!

Date
Monday, February 17, 2020

Time
8:30 - 11:30am

Responsibilities
We need your helping hands to serve breakfast and clear tables (assisting kitchen staff, serving breakfast to each table, cleaning plates and wiping down tables).

Additional Information
Volunteers will be provided breakfast.
Please wear a white top and black pants.
No criminal record check required for this opportunity.


Requirements

Minimum age: 14


Address
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: stevestoncc@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8080

Harvest Job (test) 
KPU Garden City Land Group (test)

Description

picking up pumpkins, washing potatos


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Address
Garden City Land
Richmond BC

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Contact Info
Rebecca Harbut
Email: rebecca.harbut@kpu.ca

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

Kite making facilitator June 13 - 14, 2020 
British Columbia Kite Fliers Association (BCKA)

Description

Overview:
The BCKA (British Columbia Kite Fliers Association) is a non-profit organization that promotes the making and flying of kites for all age groups throughout BC.

Event Volunteer Time Commitment:
2 days, 6.5h per day; June 13-14, 2020, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Location:
Garry Point Park, Richmond (Steveston)

Position Description:
Volunteers will be assisting child/teen to build a simple sled kite during the kite festival in Garry Point Park, Richmond, BC. The kite consists of 5 parts, and takes about 5-10 minutes to build. You will be trained on how to build the kite and work with children. There will be supervision in the workshop tent at all times. Each volunteer should be able to build +40 kites each day.

Required Skills and Experience:
Good command of the English language, patience and a sense of humor.

Benefits and Recognition:
1. Gain experience working with the public.

2. An opportunity to meet expert kite makers and flyers

3. Take home your own handmade sled kite.

4. Enjoy colorful kite displays and watch professional kite flying demos

5. Lunch, water and snacks provided.


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Address
Garry Point Park 12011 7th Avenue
Richmond BC

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Contact Info
Anthony Tung
Email: tonytung3@hotmail.com
Phone: (604) 720-5514

Parkinson's Wellness Exercise Class - Seniors - Ongoing Program 
Steveston Community Centre

Description

Steveston Community Centre is seeking 1 - 2 volunteers for our Senior's Parkinson's Wellness Exercise Classes. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in health and wellness, fitness or working with older adults.

Date
Tuesdays & Thursdays (ongoing)

Time
1:00 - 2:00pm

Responsibilities
Assist the instructor with set-up of light equipment. Aid participants in class by spotting them and helping with exercises.

Additional Information
Must be able-bodied and have good communication skills. A criminal record check is required for this opportunity.


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Address
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: stevestoncc@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8080

Richmond Aquatics Volunteer 
Minoru Aquatic Centre

Description

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

Seed Librarian 
Richmond Food Security Society

Description

Volunteer as a seed librarian helping to protect Richmond's seed diversity and food security. Educate the public on how to save seeds and why it's so important at seed librarian events. Be a steward of the environment and help make meaningful change.

Full training and support will be provided. Training will be in late February.

You can find out more about the opportunity on our website at richmondfoodsecurity.org/volunteer-opporunities

Additional info: Interest in the environment, gardening, educating the public, good communication skills


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Address
100-7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond BC, V6Y 1R9

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Contact Info
Richmond Food Security Society
Email: coordinator@richmondfoodsecurity.org
Cell: (604) 244-7377

Walk Leader 
Walk Richmond

Description

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