Over the year we run a number of community, educational and fundraising events. We are looking for individuals who are interested in doing anything for these events from helping rubber ducks down the river to face painting, crafting to greeting, and photography to communications. Some of these events include:
- Duck Race & Duck Tagging
- Regatta & other Summer Festivals
- Spawning Festival
- Water Fair
- Earth Day Fair
- Easter Family Fun Day & Preparing crafts
- Easter Week
- Summer Camp (Junior Counselors required)
- Fall Harvest & Decorating
- Spring Soiree & Decorating
- Christmas Decorating
Besides the obvious selling of tickets for the Annual Duck Race, we also are looking for people to promote and sell tickets for our other fundraising events. Whether you yourself are interested in attending or can help us indentify potential supporters, you can be a part of these important events.
For many of these events we need help getting the word out. Though we rely heavily on social media (please like us on facebook and twitter and promote us to your friends), we needs posters put up in high traffic areas as well.
A number of times during the year we have opportunities to get a little silly by dressing up as Rennie the Duck for special events. During the winter we run a special program called “Jack Frost and his Freshwater Friends” in which Jack visits our Kindergarten kids. Jack (or Jackie) would be needed as the program is booked and it would be during the school day, usually at 10am, 11:30am or 1:30pm for about 1hour.
Education – Administration
In August and in December we send out information packages to all the schools in the region. This volunteer position would include printing labels, collating information sheets etc, to help our education staff spread the word about our fantastic environmental education programs. Other administration opportunities may be available throughout the year.
We need enthusiastic individuals to represent the Suncor Energy Fluvarium at community events such as Ocean’s Day, Wildlife Week or the Library for story time. Outreach volunteers may visit schools for local science fairs, and other information sessions as needed.
Are you looking for an opportunity to increase or share your knowledge about the environmental while practicing your public speaking skills? Do you have a passion for biological science?
The Suncor Energy Fluvarium is seeking enthusiastic, outgoing individuals who enjoy public interaction to fill several volunteer interpreter positions for the up-coming summer season.
The ideal interpreter will process a background in biology, education, early childhood education &/or related experience, great customer service skills and a desire to expand his/her public speaking skills.
Duties include interpreting and delivering public education programs, providing information on the exhibits/ displays and providing a quality experience for visiting delegates through building tours
Kids Club – Social Media and Communication
The weekend program runs monthly and requires a couple hours of work per month to promote properly. You can help by coming in early each month to set up the communications for next month’s program and ensure our database of emails is up-to-date.
During the fall winter and spring our office staff has to do their full time job plus answer phones and ring in visitors. Though visitation is down it is always a challenge to stay focused and productive when you are getting interrupted on a regular basis. We are always interested in having friendly individuals help for a few hours a week by sitting at the front desk to great and ring in visitors, and answer the phone and voicemail.
Throughout the year we send out information and letters to our Friends of the River and other supporters. We need your help during these campaigns to label and stuff envelopes for mailing. Other assignments may include preparing and sending out newsletters, updating contact lists, and filing.
Worm and Insect Care
Like bugs and worms? Worms, crickets and meal worms are an important part of our education animal’s diets. We are looking for someone who has experience breeding crickets and meal worms and is able to maintain our current worm population.
Interested in making the grounds safer for our Fluvarium visitors while getting some outdoor exercise? We are looking for individuals who are interested in taking a short walk around our building and outdoor education areas to make sure they are safe and litter free. If you are out on the Long Pond trail for a walk Sunday afternoon or Monday morning and wouldn’t mind checking for litter we would appreciate the help.
The areas that we visit during programs include:
- Under the veranda at the Fluvarium
- School Shelter and Field
- Marsh platform
- Field by pond
- Tree grove
- Old Duck Blind
- Walkway between these areas
- Riparian Trail