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ORGANIZATION: Wildlife Rescue Association of BC
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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 oversee the implementation and maintenance of the
Landscape Plan on our property, and to supervise the Volunteer Gardeners.
The landscape and garden are currently maintained by the grounds and maintenance
volunteers. One-time projects to clear large areas of brush and invasive species are
occasionally undertaken by corporate and community groups, under the supervision of
Volunteer Gardeners. The Landscape Coordinator role will oversee the implementation of a
landscape design and project plan to maintain our landscape and garden in a native and
sustainable manner that is aesthetically pleasing and safe for people and wildlife.
We are looking for someone who has:
* Experience and knowledge in landscaping, gardening, horticulture, or a related field
* Knowledge of native plants in B.C.
* Ability to complete tasks independently with little supervision
* Excellent team leadership
* Communication skills
* Microsoft Office skills
* Prepared to work outdoors
* Demonstrated reliability
* At least 18 years of age
* Access to vehicle an asset
* Able to precure required materials and tools an asset
Scope of Accountability
The Landscape Coordinator is accountable to the Volunteer Program Manager for
completion of assigned activities and maintaining communication around the design and
maintenance of the landscape. The Volunteer Program Manager will provide ongoing support
and constructive feedback.
Priorities and Expectations
The Landscape Coordinator 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 especially Health & Safety
The Landscape Coordinator will be responsible for the following tasks:
* Oversee the implementation of the landscape design and annual landscape
* Supervise weekly Volunteer Gardeners
* Train new Volunteer Gardeners
* Supervise corporate and community groups for one-time projects (this may be
delegated to Volunteer Gardeners)
* Complete landscape maintenance and gardening within your skillset as necessary
* Maintain an inventory and organizational system for garden supplies
* Maintain a communication system for identifying and logging garden projects
* Maintain a list of regular volunteer garden jobs with instructions on how to complete,
including whether sign off or supervision is needed and safety precautions
* In collaboration with staff, design Health & Safety training for Volunteer Gardeners
* Facilitate Health & Safety training for new Volunteer Gardeners
* Complete administrative duties such as requesting In Kind donations for required
materials (this may be delegated to Volunteer Gardeners)
* Work with staff and volunteers to identify new gardening projects
Recognition & Benefits
Upon successful completion of the minimum commitment and at the volunteer’s request, the
Volunteer Program team will provide references. 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
* Contribute to the development and efficient running of our organization and its
* Build and contribute your landscape designs and portfolio
* Give back to your community
* Gain experience in gardening, landscape, design, project management, and
* Use and build on your knowledge, skills, and experience
* Meet and work with new people
* Learn about the daily operations in a wildlife rehabilitation facility
About Wildlife Rescue Association of BC
5216 Glencarin Drive, Burnaby, BC V5B 3C1, CA
To provide leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.
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.
5216 Glencarin DriveBurnabyBurnaby, British Columbia Canada
August 16, 2022
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Approximately 4 hours per week on a consistent weekly basis, with a minimum commitment of 100 hours. The shifts will take place at Wildlife Rescue during operational hours, with flexibility as to the day and time.