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Volunteer Position
Apply by Mar 9th 2017

Nature Ninjas Urban Camp Assistant

The School Programs department of Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) connects over 6000 students in grades K-7 to nature each year.
Good for Youth

One of our most innovative programs is the Nature Ninjas Urban Camping, a two-day, overnight nature immersion for Grades 4 to 7 students in Stanley Park.
This program, which is led by qualified SPES staff, teaches students about forest, wetland and intertidal ecology, in addition to skills like cooking food, teamwork, and camping out. For more information about the program, please see:
We are looking for six to twelve dynamic volunteers to help with daytime and evening programming for the Urban Camping season. This is an incredible learning opportunity for those wanting to boost their ecology knowledge or those wanting experience working with children. As a Nature Ninjas Camp Assistant, you will directly help connect young people to nature in a meaningful way.
Time commitment
The Nature Ninjas Camp Assistant must commit to working a particular shift each week for the entire season, April 20 through June 23. Priority may be given to applicants who are available for multiple shifts per week.
6 shifts available:
Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. (8 hours)
Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. (3 hours)
Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. (6 hours)
Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. (8 hours)
Thursdays: 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. (3 hours)
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. (6 hours)
Help campers set up their tents
Aid in group management
Be a positive role model
Assist in the co-ordination of meals and snacks
Day shift specific: Assist in and possibly lead outdoor education programs focused on forest, wetland and intertidal ecosystems as well as wilderness survival skills
Evening shift specific: Assist in the coordination of dinner, including food prep, camp stove set up, and clean up
Training and orientation will occur on Monday, April 17, 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
This position is part of a community event

Nature Ninjas Urban Camp Assistant

Apr 21, 2am - Jun 24, 3am, 2017

Like working with young people? Like working with nature? Tap into your passion and help connect young people with nature through Stanley Park Ecology Society’s active, hands-on camping program.

This volunteer position has no scheduling requirements attached to it. You can work out your availability and time commitment directly with the organizer.

You must apply before Mar 9th 2017

Stanley Park
610 Pipeline Road
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 4B2
Hosted by
Logo of Stanley Park Ecology SocietyStanley Park Ecology Society

Every year, our educators connect thousands of people with nature through school and public programs while our conservation team engages community volunteers in habitat restoration and wildlife monitoring. SPES advises the Vancouver Park Board and provides baseline information on conservation issues within the Park, including ecosystem integrity, Environmentally Sensitive Areas and Species at Risk.

Causes this position supports

  • Education

  • Environment