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VOLUNTEERING

Volunteers are a vital part of World Fisheries Trust, and we strive to ensure all volunteers find the right fit within our organization. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please follow the steps outlined below

  1. Fill out our Volunteer Information Package and send it to us by mail or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  2. Attend an orientation session and an interview
  3. Participate in training session(s)
  4. Start Volunteering!

 

Quesions? Please contact our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 250-380-7585.

 

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Position: Seaquaria Education Assistant 

Next orientation session: April 29 2017 (tentative)

Application deadline: April 22 2017

We are searching for outgoing and knowledgeable volunteer educators to assist with the delivery of school programs and/or tank monitoring. Volunteers will gain valuable experience and workplace skills in childhood education, environmental not for profits, and marine biology. There is a potential to grow within the organization, and we always strive to connect volunteers with interesting opportunities and various community initiatives. This is a group of people you want to get involved with!    

The Seaquaria Education Assistant will:

  • Provide hands-on and inquiry based learning for students of all ages;
  • Assist with educational programs at the Gorge Waterway Nature House, in schools, and at beaches;
  • Educate youth on the vast biodiversity along our coast and the role these animals (and the students themselves!) have in ocean ecosystems;
  • Educate youth on the concept of a watershed and interconnectivity.

While no experience is necessary, prior knowledge of marine organism diversity, ecosystem functions, and experience with children are an asset! 

Commitment: Volunteers must be available during 1 regular 4-block during program hours (8 am to 4 pm). Typically monthly commitment is 5-8 hours

 

Position: Nature House Interpreter 

Next orientation session: May 19 2017 (tentative)

Application deadline: May 12 2017

We are searching for outgoing and knowledgeable volunteer educators to assist with managing public hours at the Gorge Waterway Nature House. Volunteers will gain valuable experience and workplace skills in public education and outreach, environmental not for profits, and gain extensive knowledge of local flora and fauna. There is a potential to grow within the organization, and we always strive to connect volunteers with interesting opportunities and various community initiatives. This is a group of people you want to get involved with!        

The Nature House Interpreter will:

  • Enhance overall visitor experience by providing assistance and information about the local area and numerous displays and activities;
  • Lead nature walks, touch tank demonstrations, watershed demonstrations and other interactive activities
  • Develop education programs and activities within the park;
  • Operating a small concession stand and resource store.
  • Assist with planning and hosting events at the Nature House and in the community;
  • Keep and create documentation and records for reports;
  • Other duties as needed, including administrative tasks, reporting, and education programming.

While no experience is necessary, prior knowledge of topical issues regarding Victoria’s local ecology, and experience with the public are an asset! 

Commitment: Volunteers must be available for two 4-hour shifts every month. Typically monthly commitment is 8-10 hours.

Summer hours: Sunday to Saturday 10:30 am – 4 pm