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Position # 4747
OrganizationYorklands Green Hub
Position Yorklands Green Hub Volunteer
Location Activity-dependent - generally in Guelph environs. Some activities can be done from home.
Impact Statement At Yorklands Green Hub, our volunteers are the backbone of our organization, driving positive change and fostering environmental stewardship within our community. With their dedication and passion, our volunteers contribute invaluable hours towards conservation efforts, sustainable practices, and educational initiatives, helping to protect and restore our natural ecosystems. Through their hard work and commitment, they not only make a tangible impact on the Yorklands site but also inspire others to join in our mission of creating a greener, healthier future for generations to come. Together, we are cultivating a vibrant community of changemakers who are dedicated to preserving our environment and promoting sustainable living.
Description Yorklands Green Hub is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join our team and contribute to our mission of environmental stewardship and community engagement. We have a variety of rewarding opportunities available, including:

Event and Educational Programming Assistants: Help plan and organize events and educational programming aimed at promoting environmental awareness and sustainability practices.

Fundraising Initiatives Assistants: Assist with fundraising efforts to support our ongoing conservation and educational projects.

Guided Walk Leaders and Assistants: Lead or assist with "Guided Walks" at Yorklands, showcasing the site's natural beauty, history, and family-friendly activities.

Guelph Farmers' Market Promoters: Promote Yorklands events and programming at the Guelph Farmers' Market, engaging with the community and raising awareness about our initiatives.

Yorklands Stewards: Help keep the Yorklands site clean and well-maintained, ensuring its beauty and accessibility for visitors.

These volunteer opportunities are suitable for high school students and adults, and time commitments vary depending on your involvement. Flexible scheduling options are available to accommodate your availability and interests.

If you're passionate about environmental conservation, community engagement, and making a difference, we encourage you to join us as a volunteer at Yorklands Green Hub. To express your interest and apply for any of the above opportunities, please complete our online Volunteer Application form provided on our website or email our Volunteer Coordinator directly.

We look forward to welcoming you to our volunteer team and working together to create a greener, healthier future for all!
Required Information References Required
Training Details Training for volunteers at Yorklands Green Hub varies depending on the specific role and responsibilities. However, we are committed to providing comprehensive training and support to ensure that all volunteers feel confident and prepared to carry out their duties effectively. Here are some general details about our training approach:
1. Orientation Session: All new volunteers will meet with staff or another volunteer for an orientation session, where they will learn about Yorklands Green Hub's mission, values, and goals. During this session, volunteers will also receive an overview of the organization's policies, procedures, and safety guidelines.
2. Role-Specific Training: Volunteers will receive training specific to their assigned role and responsibilities. This may include hands-on training, shadowing experienced volunteers or staff members, and participating in workshops or information sessions related to their area of focus.
3. Educational Resources: Volunteers will have access to educational materials, resources, and reference materials to support their learning and development. This may include online resources, training manuals, and informational materials related to environmental conservation, gardening, event planning, and more.
4. Ongoing Support: Volunteers will have access to ongoing support from staff members and experienced volunteers. Whether it's answering questions, providing guidance, or offering feedback, our team is committed to supporting volunteers throughout their journey with Yorklands Green Hub.
5. Feedback and Evaluation: We value feedback from our volunteers and continuously seek to improve our training programs and volunteer experiences. Volunteers will have the opportunity to provide feedback through surveys, evaluations, and one-on-one discussions with staff members.
Overall, our goal is to provide volunteers with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to contribute effectively to our organization's mission and make a meaningful impact in their roles. We are committed to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment where volunteers can grow, learn, and thrive.
Working Conditions Working conditions at Yorklands Green Hub are generally outdoors, as much of our activities involve engaging with nature and the environment. Volunteers should be prepared to spend time outdoors in various weather conditions, including hot summers, cool springs, and cold winters. Depending on the specific volunteer role, tasks may include walking or hiking through natural areas, gardening or landscaping, and participating in hands-on conservation activities.

While we strive to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our volunteers, it's important to be aware that working outdoors may involve exposure to insects, plants, and wildlife. Volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes suitable for outdoor terrain. Sunscreen, hats, and insect repellent may also be necessary, depending on the season and activities.

For indoor activities such as event planning, fundraising, and administrative tasks, volunteers can expect a comfortable office environment with access to necessary resources and amenities.

Overall, volunteering at Yorklands Green Hub offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature, contribute to meaningful conservation efforts, and make a positive impact on the environment. We value the health and safety of our volunteers and strive to provide fulfilling experiences that align with our mission of environmental stewardship and community engagement.
Minimum Duration Special event
Timing Anytime
Time Detail Flexible based on activity.
Age 12+
Ideal for Newcomers, Older Adults/Seniors, Family Volunteering, High School Students, Couples
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Boards/Committees, Fundraising
How to Apply
Website http://yorklandsgreenhub.ca
Application Link:
Email Send an Email Message
Contact ian findlay
Phone 519-827-7283
Address 42 Carden Street Guelph, N1H 3A2
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