Volunteer Opportunity: Kitchen Helpers at Echo Pond Summer Camp

The Environmental Education Commission is seeking volunteers to help out in our kitchen during our 6 summer camps in 2017. Our preference would be for volunteers who would be available for a full camp (i.e. 3-days or 5-days), but we would also be interested in having volunteers who can stay for a minimum of 2 days. Please visit echopondsummercamp.ca for a list of camps and dates.

Volunteers would aid our 1-2 cooks in preparing healthy, homemade meals, and keeping the kitchen clean and tidy. Specifically we would like volunteers who could help with: chopping vegetables, making desserts, setting up the dining room, and washing dishes. Benefits include: complimentary meals and accommodation, spending time in our beautiful forest, getting to observe an environmental education camp in action, and access to swimming and canoes during your free time when they are not in use by campers.

Echo Pond Summer Camp is run by the Environmental Education Commission at the Brother Brennan Centre, a registered charity. We aim to make our camps as accessible to as many children as possible, and therefore rely on volunteers to help keep our prices affordable.

Volunteers will be asked to provide an up-to-date Criminal Record Check certificate.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please send a short email letting us know your availability and a little about yourself, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Email us at echopondjobs@gmail.com

CPAWS Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter Annual General Meeting

April 12th, 2017, 6:30 PM
172 Military Rd Gathering Place, St. John’s, NL


Guest Speaker: Dr.Rodolphe Devillers , “Towards better scientific approaches for selecting new marine protected areas”

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If you have an interest in the environment, and would like to become more involved in the protection of our natural resources, please join us for an exciting evening!

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Newfoundland and Labrador has a mission to promote the systematic establishment of new terrestrial and marine protected areas and to foster effective management of existing protected areas in the province.

We would love to see you there!

For more information please contact us at  (709) 726-5800 or email at nlcoordinator@cpaws.org.

NLEN AGM and Caucus

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All members of the public and Environmental organizations are welcome to attend. No RSVP is required however any questions may be directed to nlen.ed@gmail.com

For voting privileges please ensure your organization has recently renewed their membership. For more information on membership please visit our membership page here.

New steering committee nominees from member organizations are welcome. Please email nlen.ed@gmail.com with questions or nominations. Agenda will be published on the NLEN website once available.

The 2015 AGM Minutes to be presented are available here.

The 2015-16 Fiscal Year Financial Statement to be presented is available here.

The finances as of October 31st, for interest, are available here.

The AGM and Oceans Caucus is being launched in unison with the ENGO Consultation on the 2012 Changes to the Fisheries Act. All are welcome to attend the AGM, without reservation. However, to participate in the consultation, you must register. Please find more information on the consultation here.

NLEN would like to particularly thank our member organization the Quidi Vidi-Rennie’s River Development Foundation and their catering location the Suncor Energy Fluvarium for their support for these events. Further information about their venue and catering services can be found here.



Interested in continuing the work of FEASt? Then please join us Nov. 20 from 2 to 4 at the Sobey’s Community Room, Merrymeeting Road, where you will have the opportunity to form a new Board of Directors of FEASt. You can help continue the work of the organization, and take a leadership role in your community! The current Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to dissolve the organization if there are not enough people interested in forming a new board.

Whether you are interested in joining the Board or not, please join us Nov. 20 as we look back and celebrate 8 amazing years of educating the public on local food systems, and helping to increase access to safe, affordable foods! Help us celebrate all of the community support that we received throughout the years!

If you are passionate about food security in the St. John’s region and want to see the work of FEASt continue it is important that you attend this meeting!

Email: local.feast@gmail.com

NAACAP AGM Annoucement

You invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Northeast Avalon ACAP (NAACAP) on Monday, September 26 at MUN Botanical Garden. The event will include a special presentation from Memorial University’s Tom Cooper titled “Exploring PPP and Alternative Service Delivery Models for both the private and not-for-profit sectors”. This presentation will include discussion on the use of P3s and alternate service delivery methods for funding environmental infrastructure projects. The presentation will be at 7 PM and will be followed by AGM business.

If you are interested in joining NAACAP’s Board of Directors, please email info@naacap.ca to express interest.


Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium Volunteer Opportunities

The Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium is looking for volunteers! A catch-and-release aquarium nestled in beautiful Petty Harbour, volunteers help us to engage the public and educate visitors about local marine life and our oceans. Positions to be filled include: Science Interpreter and Aquarist, Event help, Research Assistant, and Aquarium Maintenance.

Volunteers are needed for weekly 3 hour shifts from now until October 7, 2016. Along with weekly interpretive shifts, volunteers are needed for outreach events, our release party, and the take-down of the aquarium tanks once our season is over.

For more information or to sign up today, email Pam at info@miniaqua.org or fill out an inquiry form on our website.


Volunteer Position: Associate Editor of The Osprey, Nature Newfoundland and Labrador

Nature Newfoundland and Labrador (http://naturenl.ca) is hoping to find a dynamic and committed individual, awed by the rugged natural beauty of our province, to work with the current Co-Editors of The Osprey, the nature journal of Newfoundland and Labrador. This unpaid position allows both literary expression and interaction with leading naturalists from our province. The Osprey is a published four times per year. It is distributed both electronically and in hard copy to a readership that spans Canada, the US, and Europe. The journal publishes articles ranging from seasonal bird reports and discussions of important undertakings in the province with the potential to impact the environment, to nature photography and poetry. Editing, word processing, and excellent communication skills are required. Experience in basic graphic design and desktop publishing would be an asset! If you’d like to see the latest volume of The Osprey, or if you have further questions, please contact Rita Anderson at rita@play.psych.mun.ca or Justin So at justin.james.so@gmail.com.


Nature Newfoundland and Labrador is holding our annual clean-up of Long Pond on Saturday, May 7, 2016, starting at 10:00 a.m. Meet  and other campus buildings). We anticipate that Clean St. John’s will supply garbage bags and collection. Volunteers should bring their own gloves and wear boots. For more information, email: naturenl@naturenl.ca

The Fluvarium’s Junior Counsellor Program

The Fluvarium is seeking Volunteers for our Junior Counsellor Program!

For Youth in Grades 7 – 12

Apply to be a Nature Camp Counsellor and become someone’s hero this summer! The Fluvarium is welcoming enthusiastic, dependable Youth Volunteers to share their love of nature and the outdoors with children ages 6-12. Junior Counsellors will lead and participate in camp activities, ensuring safety and fun for all campers.

Apply today! Applications will be accepted through April.

Call 754-3474 or email kids@fluvarium.ca for more info.

Find the registration form or more details about the Junior Counsellor Program at www.fluvarium.ca