Monarch Butterfly Festival

Organization Details
Organization Name: Living Prairie Museum
Address: 2795 Ness Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3J 3S4
Website: http://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/naturalist/livingprairie/
Organizational Description: The Living Prairie Museum is a 12 hectare (30acre) tall grass prairie preserve located inside the City of Winnipeg. Set aside in 1968, this preserve is home to over 160 species of prairie plants and a great array of prairie wildlife and is one of the few remaining fragments of this once vast ecosystem.

The goal of Living Prairie Museum is to provide awareness and conservation of natural areas, specifically tall grass prairie, through environmental education.

We host many special events, workshops, day camps and free family activties throughout the year.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Living Prairie Museum will be hosting our annual Monarch Butterfly Festival on Sunday July 21, 2019, from 12:00-16:00. The festival encourages butterfly conservation through education and activities for adults and children. The event reaches over 1000 people, and attendance is free.

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with the event. Volunteers will be responsible for overseeing children's crafts, face painting, distributing milkweed, supporting vendors, and a variety of other event duties.

Volunteers typically start at 11:30 am and stay for the duration of the event, including orientation and set-up the morning of the festival. However, we are happy to accept volunteers who can only offer a few hours of their time. We will provide snacks and beverages, and a volunteer rest area inside the interpretive centre.
Skills Required: Excellent people skills, ability to work independently following training, works well with children, enthusiastic, friendly and welcoming attitude, willing to work outside regardless of weather conditions
Skills Gained/Related Careers: People skills, guest services, organizational skills, public speaking, teamwork skills
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Weekend
11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Organization will provide: Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: prairie@winnipeg.ca
Phone: 204-832-0167
In Person
Online: www.friendsoflivingprairie.org/volunteer-employment
Closing Date: Jul 16, 2019
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