Thursday, November 11, 2010

Volunteer opportunity Pacific Spirit Park

Here is a great opportunity for volunteering and blogging: If you enjoy being in the forest, and you would like to be a youth leader, check out this opportunity:

Hi there Susan,
This is Lauren, co-head of the youth committee of PSPS. I hope you are doing well!
Maddy and I have been planning a new project for this upcoming year that maintains the same focus as Forum in the Forest (which you might remember as the Earth Week event from last April) but on a monthly basis. We are looking for interested and committed youth volunteers to lead our monthly "Trail Treks".
On another note, we understand the importance of training the volunteer leaders in effective ways of engaging an audience of families and kids as well as about what would be important to cover during our walks. If you would be able to help us in any way getting this program off the ground, we would really appreciate it. 
I included a description (below) of what we are looking for that can be sent to potential volunteers. Thank you!

Warm regards,

Lauren Wright

Pacific Spirit Park Youth Committee is planning to run monthly nature walks starting in January 2011 for kids led completely by young student volunteers. Our objective is similar to that of Forum in the Forest (an event organized by PSP youth last April during Earth Week) in that we will be trying to educate kids/families about the importance of protecting and preserving the forest while helping them establish a connection with nature. 
We are looking for a group of committed people who would like to volunteer their time to lead a nature walk (probably with one or two other people) once every month or every second month. It should be a great experience to work with kids, to learn lots about the park (through training from park interpreters before starting the program), and to enjoy being in the forest. 

If you are interested in becoming one of our Trail Trekker youth leaders or know of someone else who you think would be a great leader, please contact psp.youth@gmail.com as soon as possible so we have an idea of how many volunteers we can count on having. We will most likely be conducting interviews in order to make sure each person takes on a position that fits with their strengths! 
Thanks and we look forward to working with you!
Lauren and Maddy--PSP Youth Committee