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IS VOLUNTEERING FOR ME?

“At the core of every community you will find groups of people working together to enrich quality of life, stand up for their values, and protect the environment in which they live. These groups, large and small, formal and informal, are the organizations that serve as the catalysts for citizen engagement. They are a crucial voice in public policy dialogue, and they drive social innovation.”

Source:  https://volunteer.ca/content/canadian-code-volunteer-involvement-2012-ed..., p. 23 2 Ibid, p.

If you share our Vision, you are an adult or a teen willing to work under the direction of an adult, enjoy working with and learning from others and have an interest in and an appreciation for the ecology of the Kootenay-Columbia Basin, volunteering at the Discovery Center may be for you!

WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS AT THE DISCOVERY CENTER DO?

“Volunteering is fundamental to a healthy and democratic society; all citizens have a right and a responsibility to contribute in the manner that works for them.”2

Volunteers may donate available time to operational activities including:

  •   Assisting with guided indoor and outdoor tours

  •   Providing technical, clerical or teaching assistance at meetings, presentations and courses

  •   Participating in the development of programs and activities for various demographics and

    interest groups

  •   Participating in stakeholder meetings

  •   Providing billeting for visiting guests

  •   Providing general indoor and outdoor supervision of the premises

    Volunteers are expected to participate in on-the-job training and, because Volunteers are often the first and sometimes only contact with visitors to the Discovery Center, they must carry-out their work on- time, honestly and in a polite and enthusiastic manner.

    WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING?

    Volunteers are an important and valued resource. KCDC is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment where volunteers are treated with dignity and respect. By participating in day-do-day work at the Discovery Center you will gain useful experience with, and knowledge of, our natural environment, its culturally rich history and the Discovery Center’s role in preserving it. Besides all that, we want our Volunteers to enjoy their roles and celebrate our accomplishments, however small or large, every day!

    HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?

    Email: volunteers@discovery-centre.ca (not active yet)