Volunteer Opportunity with CPAWS

Looking for some valuable volunteer experience for your resume? 

CPAWS-NL is currently looking for volunteers to survey sites for shorebirds this fall.  Volunteers will survey a local site once every ten days and gather information on shorebirds in the area.  Training is provided (if required).  Please contact tedwards@cpaws.org if interested in this valuable volunteer opportunity and find out if there is a site near you.

Volunteer Opportunity: Wilderness & Ecological Reserves Advisory Council

The Province  is calling for submissions of names to be considered for appointment to the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council (WERAC). Please consider joining the Council, if you have:

  • significant training, experience, or employment in a natural-resource field
  • appreciation for the role of WERAC and the reserves-establishment process
  • interest in and commitment to the protection of the province’s natural heritage
  • ability to work in a committee setting and time to commit to the working of the Council

Further details are available here: http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/parks/wer/adc/index.html

Call for Submissions: Osprey Journal

The Osprey is a quarterly  publication by Nature NL that is read throughout Canada and internationally. The publication highlights the nature and environment of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Osprey and Nature NL would like to extend an invitation to authors for submissions for the Spring 2013 issue.

Articles, stories, art, research, information or opinions regarding nature and the environment in Newfoundland and Labrador are all welcome! Topics may include native or invasive species, citizen science, environment and industry, youth nature activities and more.

Submissions can be sent to editors Justin So and Sarah Penney at osprey@naturenl.ca. Deadline for submissions for the Spring 2013 issue is April 30, 2013.

For more information, or to see previous issues, visit us at www.naturenl.ca.

Environmental Columnist (2 positions)

TheIndependent.ca is looking for two people (one on the island and one in Labrador) who are keen and eager to talk about the environment and environmental issues in our province. Writing for The Indy is a great way to be creative and have fun exploring new ideas, revisiting old ones, and sharing opinions and perspectives on a wide range of environmental issues with an interested, engaged and growing readership. We’re a group of passionate volunteer writers who are working to bring back and sustain an invaluable, independent voice in the media.

If you’re interested, contact Justin Brake at justin@theindependent.ca or Hans Rollmann at hansnf@gmail.com.

Seeking volunteers: St. John’s Clean and Beautiful Schools Committee

The St.John’s Clean and Beautiful Schools Committee’s mission is to engage and educate young people with activities that promote awareness of environmental issues. Some of the initiatives include: For the Love of St. John’s Art Exhibit, SUPER {Speak Up and Promote Environmental Responsibility} Speak-Off, Read for the Environment and School Clean –Ups.

The Schools Committee chaired by Councillor Sheilagh O’Leary is presently looking for volunteers to sit on this committee.

If you are interested in sitting on this committee please contact Sheilagh O’Leary at soleary@stjohns.ca or Karen Hickman at sjcab@cleanandbeautiful.nf.ca

 

 

 

Karen Hickman

Executive Director

St.John’s Clean & Beautiful

P.O Box 908

St.John’s, NL, Canada

A1C-5M2

p-709-570-0350

f -709-576-8246

sjcab@cleanandbeautiful.nf.ca

Volunteer: Reintroduction of Atlantic Salmon into Rennies River

The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) is in the process of implementing a project to reintroduce atlantic salmon to Rennies River via instream egg incubation units. SAEN is looking for volunteers to plant eggs during the middle two weeks of November. Staging will occur from our office at 50 Pippy Place, unit 8 where volunteers will be trained and told where to plant eggs. We will require teams of two to four to volunteer ½ day units throughout a two week period to complete this work. Volunteers will need long rubber boots/ hip waders, a shovel, large knapsack and small buckets. A GPS would also be beneficial in locating Redd sites.

Contact Lyle Drake at lyle950@yahoo.com or the SAEN office at 722-9300 for further information.

Sign up to organize in your community: Help bring PowerShift and build the climate movement in NL

Power Shift 2012 aims to build an environmental and climate justice movement that can transform our society, so that our future can be enjoyed by everyone, not only those who can afford it. Power Shift is organized by youth for youth and aims to mobilize passionate youth from affected communities and various sectors of civil society  to explore multiple  ways of taking action and work to develop each other’s capacity and abilities.

To make PowerShift 2012 a success, we need dedicated, passionate leaders from across the country to act as Local or Regional Outreach Coordinators. You could volunteer for being an outreach coordinator for a region (i.e. Newfoundland  or Labrador) or for a city, town, campus or other community (i.e. your university campus or the city of Halifax). If you join our team of coordinators you will become part of a diverse team of volunteers working to organize PowerShift 2012 and bring people to Ottawa from every corner of Canada. As a coordinator you will spread the word about PowerShift 2012 and recruit young people from your community or region to attend. This will involve connecting with and supporting local organizations and groups in your community or region that are interested in climate justice and helping to facilitate the participation of youth from your community or region in PowerShift 2012.

As a Local or Regional Outreach Coordinator, you won’t be working alone – there will be a Regional Volunteer Coordinator in your region (Western Canada, Central Canada, Eastern Canada and Francophone) to support you. They will provide you with any additional support you may need including when contacting local organizations, asking for assistance or fundraising. As a Local or Regional Outreach Coordinator, you will also be supported by the PowerShift 2012 organizing committee, made up of 8 working groups and over 60 volunteers.

What will you get out of the experience? You’ll get to know movers and shakers in your community and region, build useful organizing skills, create relationships with other passionate youth, and contribute to building a national climate justice movement.

If this dynamic and diverse opportunity sounds like something you want to take on, please fill out this form so we can get to know you a little bit. If you have any questions, please email powershift.vol@gmail.com

Powershift 2012 welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites Indigenous/First Nations people, people of colour, women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, queer-oriented people, transgendered/gender-variant people, single parents, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply.

 

The Osprey (Summer 2012 issue) — seeking submissions

The Osprey and Nature NL would like to extend an invitation to authors for submissions for the Summer 2012 issue.

Articles, stories, research, information or opinions regarding nature and the environment in Newfoundland and Labrador are all welcome! Topics may include native or invasive species, citizen science, environment and industry, youth nature activities and more.

Submissions can be sent to osprey@naturenl.ca. Deadline for submissions for the Summer 2012 issue is June 30, 2012.

For more information, or to see previous issues, visit us at www.naturenl.ca.

Cheers,

Justin So
Co-Editor
The Osprey

St. John's Farmers' Market seeks volunteers

We’re looking for volunteers every Saturday from 9am until 12pm or 1pm until 3pm. Duties would vary and include helping with set up or tear down, aiding market vendors, washing cups, serving coffee, etc.

If you’re interested in volunteering, contact the market manager at sjfm.volunteer@gmail.com

The first farmers’ market of the season is Saturday, June 2nd from 9am until 2pm.

Join the PowerShift organizing team as a Volunteer Coordinator!

JOIN THE POWERSHIFT ORGANIZING TEAM AS A VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR!

Volunteer Position: National Volunteer Coordinator(s)
Location: Across Canada
Duration: 10 hrs/week from May-October, increasing as we get closer to Powershift
Closing date for applications: May 11, 2012

Powershift Canada is a gathering for and by youth that will bring 1500 people from diverse backgrounds together to build a movement for climate and environmental justice. It will be taking place from October 26th to October 29th in Ottawa and will look at the intersections between environmental and social justice issues, build skills for collective action, and be a space for engaged youth to network and learn from each other.

If you want to be a part of building a Canadian climate justice movement, this is an incredible opportunity for youth from across the country to come together, mobilize, and learn, to ultimately go back to their own communities and affect change.

We’re well into the organizing process and looking for a few enthusiastic and organized individuals from across the country to coordinate our volunteers.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • refining our volunteer engagement strategy;
  • working with working group bottomliners to identify gaps and needs;
  • recruiting volunteers with specific skillsets to fill gaps and needs in the organizing process;
  • working with working group bottomliners to orient new volunteers;
  • developing materials and trainings to support volunteers.


If you:

  • are able to work on a team and to work independently;
  • are approachable, enthusiastic, supportive, patient with others;
  • are comfortable delegating and sharing responsibility;
  • are able to deal with ambiguity and effectively cope with changing situations;
  • are a clear communicator who can maintain dialogue with others about their needs;
  • have a good understanding of group dynamics;
  • have excellent interpersonal skills;
  • have previous experience working with youth between the ages of 15-30;
  • have proven skills in recruiting, engaging, and organizing volunteers;
  • have a demonstrated commitment to climate justice,


Then we’d love for you to apply to coordinate volunteers at Powershift Canada!

Powershift Canada welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites Indigenous/First Nations people, people of colour, women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, queer-oriented people, transgendered/gender-variant people, single parents, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply.

For more information: Contact Amara or Tasha at powershift.vol@gmail.com.

To apply: Send 300 words, describing why you would like to coordinate volunteers and what skills and experience you bring to the position, to powershift.vol@gmail.com by Friday, May 11 2012.