Humane Education Volunteer Team
(Humane Society of Durham Region)
Opportunity Details: Humane Education Volunteer Team
|Contact||Kim Dooley, Provincial Manager, Volunteer Development, Ontario SPCA & Humane Society; Email: email@example.com|
Our Humane Education Volunteer Team plays a vital role in representing the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society in schools and the local communities we support across the province.
This is a flexible role that gives you the chance to get involved in lots of different activities.
Each activity helps to raise awareness and fosters empathy, promotes a sense of responsibility, and inspires connection with animals and the environment.
As this is a varied role, you might get involved in any, or all, of the following:
Delivering presentations (30-75 minutes in length) primarily to local schools, however, this could be extended to community groups.
The content for presentations will cover the Ontario SPCA mission and reflect humane education`s goal to inspire compassion, empathy, and respect for all animals.
Attend community events hosted by the organization or other community partners, as a representative of the Ontario SPCA, for example hosting an information booth at a local event or activity.
Raising awareness of our work by utilizing your personal and professional contacts.
We recognize the time contribution of being a volunteer. Therefore, we support a customized approach to your schedule to best suit your availability.
During our onboarding process, we will capture your time preferences and availability. We are always looking for individuals who are dependable and responsible.
This role is flexible, each volunteer will be travelling within their local community, with a focus of presenting to schools.
Anywhere from eight to twenty hours a month is expected for this role.
Supervision and Support
As a Humane Education Volunteer, you will be supported by Ontario SPCA Humane Education staff.
This staff partner will provide you with training for your specific role, your schedule, and any required administration, feedback or updates.
The Volunteer Development Team will always be available to offer support and guidance.
You will also have direct access to our online communities, where you can find organizational updates, and contact information for your staff partners.
Directly impact your local and global community by empowering participants to discover their empathy for animals and their environment, while inspiring a deep connection to animals
Make like-minded friends
Behind the scenes access to our animal centres
Access to our knowledgeable staff and wellness resources
Ability to customize your schedule, choose your assignments and update your profile, through our online community
|Clients||Students and community groups|
|Ages||7 year(s) - 15 year(s)|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18)|
|Areas of Interest||Animal Services ; Community Outreach ; Education Support (Early Years) ; Education Support (Post-Secondary) ; Education Support (Training Programs) ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction)|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Customer Service ; Mentoring & Training ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Have a good working knowledge of PowerPoint, Google Classroom, and other presentation software.|
|Commitment Length||Long Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term|
|Interaction Level||Small Group ; Large Group|
|Minimum Hours||4 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Monday: Morning, Afternoon
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon
|Location||Various settings including schools.|
|Number of Positions||Ajax ; Durham Region ; Oshawa ; Pickering ; Whitby
20 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Orientation and Training
Before you start your journey with us, our organization will provide you with the following training:
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society orientation- in-person and online training
Animal Advocacy training with a Humane Educator
How to access our online communities
You will be fully briefed before any event you are asked to attend.
|Additional Requirements||References and vulnerable sector check required.|