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Volunteer Recruitment Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: Wildlife Rescue Association of BC

  • 2 people are interested

Purpose of Position
The vision of Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia is to continually improve the welfare of urban wildlife. Our mission is to provide leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.
We run a wildlife hospital located on a single site at the edge of Burnaby Lake. We treat over 6,000 wild birds and bats each year and provide public education through 30,000 calls to our Wildlife Helpline. Our Business Operations department plans, coordinates and oversees all our programs including development, communications, resources and volunteering.
Each year, 300 volunteers participate in a range of positions both on and off site. We are currently seeking a volunteer to assist in the important role of new volunteer recruitment for our largest programs, through facilitating virtual group interviews (called Meet & Greets).
All volunteers must be 16 years or older and provide a Criminal Record Check, proof of up-to-date tetanus vaccination and full Covid-19 vaccination.

Qualifications
We are looking for:
* A friendly, positive attitude as this role is often the first point of contact that a new volunteer has with Wildlife Rescue;
* Great communication skills including:
o Comfort speaking in front of a group of people and leading discussions;
o Strong ability to deliver information in an easily digestible manner;
o Motivating and encouraging people to join in a conversation;
* Understanding of human behaviour and the skills we are looking for;
* Computer literacy - ability to learn new programs quickly;
* Experience of recruitment and screening an asset; and
* Experience of using Better Impact volunteer platform an asset.

Deliverables
The Volunteer Recruitment Assistant is expected to ensure the highest standards of practice
are achieved and maintained in accordance with the mission, vision and values of WRA, and
to ensure adherence to all policies and legal requirements. All data and information will
remain the property of Wildlife Rescue and be treated confidentially.
* Co-host group interviews (called Meet & Greets) virtually with a group of up to 16
applicants;
* Deliver information about volunteering with Wildlife Rescue and answer questions that arise, following up with the Volunteer Program team as necessary;
* Facilitate the group activity, monitoring each participant’s input;
* Identify suitable candidates;
* Update the applicants’ qualifications in our database (Better Impact);
* Send a template follow up email to each of the participants;
* Contact the Volunteer Program Manager with a handover for the session, including any applicants that need further screening; and
* Recording and logging all your hours on MyImpactPage.
* Suggesting improvements to the process is always welcomed, as well as taking on additional projects if interested.

Time Commitment
All Wildlife Rescue volunteers start with a minimum commitment of 100 hours. Currently
Meet & Greets happen once a month, with one 1.5 hour Animal Care Meet & Greet followed
by one 1.5 hour Transport Meet & Greet on the same day. The regularity will likely reduce
during the winter months. Sessions are scheduled for weekday evenings and weekends, and
the schedule for the season is prepared in advance. Following the sessions, there is a further
couple of hours to complete the administrative side of the role. This role is conducted
remotely.

Recognition & Benefits
We will discuss your specific motivations and learning objectives, and keep those in mind throughout your engagement. You will have the opportunity to:
* Make a difference for wildlife
* Learn a lot about local wildlife and the impact we humans have on local species
* Contribute to the development and efficient running of our organization and its volunteer program, which is at the very heart of everything we do
* Learn about the non-profit sector and the enormous value of volunteerism
* Use and build on your knowledge, skills and experience
* Meet and work with new people

Upon successful completion of the minimum commitment and at the volunteer’s request, the Volunteer Program team will provide references

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
It is WRA’s policy to provide equal opportunity for all qualified volunteers and applicants
without regard to race, colour, religion or creed, gender, age, disability, national origin,
language, political belief, criminal record, pregnancy, marital status or sexual orientation.
Reasonable accommodation will be made for persons with disabilities.
This policy applies to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leaves of absence,
and training. If you need individualised support in the application process or to conduct the
volunteer role, you may contact us at volunteer@wildliferescue.ca.

How to Apply
Please fill out an application form and watch the Information Session video that is sent to
you. More information can be found on our website at Wildlife Rescue Association of BC |
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About Wildlife Rescue Association of BC

Location:

5216 Glencarin Drive, Burnaby, BC V5B 3C1, CA

Mission Statement

To provide leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.

Description

Wildlife Rescue Association was established in 1979 to rehabilitate wildlife affected by human activity and provide education to the public on co-existing with urban wildlife. Before Wildlife Rescue was founded, there was no rehabilitation service for wildlife in Metro Vancouver and members of the public had nowhere to turn when they found an animal in distress. Thanks to the determination of a small band of volunteers, a small rehabilitation centre was established at the Nature House on the north side of Burnaby Lake.

Today, Wildlife Rescue runs its wildlife hospital on the south shore of Burnaby Lake where it treats animals from around the province of BC. Since 1979 we have treated more than 100,000 animals. Metro Vancouver is developing rapidly and animals living in the urban environment face many challenges such as busy roads, loss of habitat, pollution, pet predation, poisoning, unsecured garbage and direct human cruelty. With a team of professional wildlife rehabilitators and an army of volunteers we are able to provide temporary refuge to a diverse range of animals. We are not a wildlife sanctuary and once the animals in our care are healthy and ready to live in the wild, we release them back to their natural habitat.

Our public education and outreach includes a wildlife helpline, as well as presentations and displays throughout Greater Vancouver. 80% of our funds come through donations and without support from the public, local business and the wider community, none of the work we do would be possible.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Animals, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5216 Glencarin DriveBurnabyBurnaby, British Columbia V5B 3C1Canada

(49.24154,-122.95569)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • All Wildlife Rescue volunteers start with a minimum commitment of 100 hours. Currently Meet & Greets happen once a month, with one 1.5 hour Animal Care Meet & Greet followed by one 1.5 hour Transport Meet & Greet on the same day.

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