Volunteer at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre

Країна: Канада;

Дедлайн: 01.09.2016

Веб-сайт: churchillscience.ca

How to Become a Volunteer at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre

Volunteers have always helped the CNSC to function smoothly and efficiently. The Centre welcomes volunteers to assist with programming in the summer (May - September), fall 'polar bear season' (October – November) and winter (February – March). Depending on our programming needs, there may be opportunities available at other times of the year.

In exchange for working 36 hours per week the Centre provides meals and accommodation. The volunteer commitment ranges from 3-6 weeks on average. Minimum age is 19, and fluency in English is a requirement. We regret that we are not able to offer compensation for travel to and from the Churchill area. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in the educational courses and related activities, whenever scheduling permits.


The CNSC is interested in volunteers that are willing to do a variety of duties. Typically our volunteers help out in the kitchen doing general cleaning and dishwashing duties and, at times, some small prep jobs under the guidance of the kitchen staff. Sometimes these duties are augmented with office tasks (photocopying, stuffing envelopes, putting together packages for our program participants), working in the gift shop (folding, taking inventory, putting out new stock), and light housekeeping.

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The accommodations are dormitory style bedrooms with bunk beds that are usually shared with one to three other volunteers. Washrooms and showers are shared. Room, board (meals) and use of the laundry facilities are provided at no charge for volunteers. Meals are taken with other staff, researchers, students and program participants in the collegial atmosphere of the cafeteria. We can accommodate vegetarians, but we suggest that they bring some protein supplements.

There is also WiFi throughout the building, a recreation room, AV room, fitness room and dome viewing room where you can look out over the landscape or the night skies through a 360° warm 'bubble' on the second floor.

Your Responsibilities:
  • We expect the volunteers to work a minimum of 6 hours per day, six days a week, with one day off per week.
  • Each volunteer receives a schedule and is responsible for arriving to their shift on time.
  • Each volunteer is expected to treat co-workers, staff, researchers and clients with respect and courtesy.
  • Schedule changes are permitted providing that the shift is covered and you are required to let the office staffs know if you are sick and unable to cover your shift.
  • There is a $25.00 membership fee that is payable upon arrival and you will receive a "Birdfish" newsletter for the following year. If you are already a member, we will waive this fee.
Our Responsibilities:
  • A clear written description of the position and duties.
  • An orientation session and on-going training.
  • Support from a designated volunteer or staff person.
  • Respectful treatment towards our volunteers.
  • Appropriate and timely recognition.
  • Listen to suggestions, seek feedback.


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