Volunteer Team Leader - WILD Outside Remote (anywhere in Manitoba)

Organization Details
Organization Name: Canadian Wildlife Federation
Address: Winnipeg MB
Website: http://wildoutside.ca/
Organizational Description: The Canadian Wildlife Federation's mission is to conserve and inspire the conservation of Canada's wildlife and habitats for the use and enjoyment of all.

The Canadian Wildlife Federation conducts its activities through a cooperative approach - working with people, corporations, non-government organizations, and governments to inspire collaboration in achieving wildlife conservation. We will use the best available science-based information to develop our policies, programs and communications. CWF prides itself in being accountable and transparent in fulfilling our mission.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Are you passionate about the outdoors, conservation, and working with young people?
The WILD Outside Remote program is looking for adult volunteers aged 18+ to organize and deliver educational and conservation-based programming in their community with support from CWF staff.

Location: Anywhere in Manitoba

Who we are:
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is a national not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, developing and delivering educational programs, conducting research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, and advocating for effective wildlife policy and regulation, CWF strives for a future in which Canada's wildlife is conserved for generations to come.

Position overview:
WILD Outside (WO) is a national year-round conservation-based leadership program for youth aged 15 to 18 that is cost-free and barrier-free. We have recently launched the WO Remote program, which brings valuable educational and environmental programming to communities across Canada where WO does not currently operate in order to reach as many youth as possible. The WO Remote program is led in-person by a team of adult Volunteer Team Leaders and Volunteer Team Assistants, with virtual training and support provided by our Remote Specialists. As a Volunteer Team Leader, you will collaborate with youth and other volunteers to plan, deliver, and engage participants in outdoor adventures and service projects in your community. More details about the program can be found on our website and social media: WildOutside.ca @wildoutside.ca

Core duties:
Under the support and guidance of the WILD Outside Remote Specialists, the Volunteer Team Leader will:
- Plan and facilitate events, outdoor activities, and conservation service projects
- Work with and coordinate other volunteers in the execution of the program
- Participate in service projects and outdoor activities alongside participants and Volunteer Team Assistants
- Supervise youth program participants
- Assess and manage risks
- Purchase and store approved program supplies (paid for by CWF)
- Report and log events and incidents with your Remote Leadership Specialist
- Monitor, track, and report results of the delivery of the program
- Be a role model for youth and lead by example
- Create a safe environment in which participants feel comfortable to be themselves

- Participate in a variety of outdoor activities and service projects such as beekeeping, kayaking, snowshoeing, shoreline clean-ups, creating pollinator gardens, and building bat boxes
- Develop skills to boost your resume
- Meet new people and make personal and professional connections, including experts in experiential education
- Give back to your community%u202F
- Be a role model and inspire the next generation of naturalists
- Receive WILD Outside branded items and swag!

Screening process:
All volunteers must successfully complete the following process:
1. 20-minute phone interview
2. Completion of volunteer paperwork
3. Reference checks
4. Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check (reimbursed by CWF)

For more information, please contact:
Lauren Knowles, Volunteer Coordinator
Email: volunteer@cwf-fcf.org
Phone: 1.877.599.5777 x 253
Skills Required: - Ability to commit to 1 year of volunteering and delivery of 2 events per month for a minimum of 2 hours each. Events are typically on evenings and weekends, with program planning being completed outside this time.
- Standard First Aid with CPR or higher, or willingness to complete at own expense
- Reliable transportation to and from event sites
- Ability to maintain reliable and regular electronic communication with Remote Specialists and program participants
- Good judgement, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Access to a computer and internet
- Experience facilitating youth programs or outdoor programming is considered a strong asset
- Ability to communicate in English is required, knowledge of any other language is an asset
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Facilitation | Experiential education | Mentoring | Conservation | Program development & delivery | Group management
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
Minimum of 2 events per month for at least 1 year, including planning, delivery, and wrap-up. Approximately 15 hours per month. Volunteers have the opportunity to take on more events and hours as their availability allows.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Central
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: volunteer.cwf-fcf.org/vol-submit-interest-basics/
Closing Date: Jul 31, 2023