WELCOME TO SURREY'S GREEN TIMBERS URBAN FOREST

Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you like nature, trees, and -- most importantly -- people? The Green Timbers Heritage Society is looking for a few people able to take this institution (est. 1989) to the next level with fresh thinking, a positive attitude and an understanding of how to work with volunteers and branches of City government. Ideal for retired people with an interest in preserving natural areas. 

We have several positions opening up in November, 2014:

1.  President: as chair of the organization you will be responsible for the overall direction of the society, be familiar with the history and challenges facing this unique urban forested area, and be willing and able to communicate effectively with different stakeholders. You should be comfortable with email, the phone and meeting people. Time commitment: up to 5 hours a week.

2.  Treasurer: The Green Timbers Heritage Society is involved in the administration of different projects, including the Surrey Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP). The budget is over $150,000. You will be responsible for writing cheques, demanding receipts and keeping the books in order. It helps if you know which side of the ledger credits and debits are. Time commitment: up to 5 hours a month.

3.  Directors-at-large: We're also looking for people to help with other projects. Time commitment: whatever you can give.

If you're interested in education and preserving and enhancing the Green Timbers Urban Forest please send an email to GreenTimbersSociety@gmail.com.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY REQUEST FORM
Our Mission

Volunteer Resources leads the growth and development of the City of Surrey's volunteer movement by:
• Continually diversifying the volunteer opportunities available to our community,
• Collaborating with our partners to improve current community engagement practices and tools,
• Providing training and resources to volunteers and those who work with them,
• Reaching out to our residents, and embracing the diversity represented in our city.

Surrey Parks Eco-Ranger

The Eco Rangers provide Surrey Park’s visitors with more meaningful park experiences by providing public education opportunities on natural and cultural history. Surrey is blessed with many beautiful natural area parks that provide homes and food for a great diversity of wildlife. The Eco Rangers will make others aware of the importance and value of the natural areas in their own community and the wildlife that need them for survival.

Skills and Experience
• Must be 16 years and older
• Have a keen interest in nature
• Willingness to learn
• Outgoing and Enthusiastic
• Fluent in English, second language is an asset
• Must attend all of the training sessions

Project Time Commitment
Time: Various times – both weekdays and weekends
When: During the summer months
Duration: Minimum of two 2-hour shifts per week
Location: Green Timbers Urban Forest Park, Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park, Blackie Spit Park and other nature parks in Surrey

Training
Eco-Rangers will receive training on nature interpretation and public education skills and park orientations.

Benefits to the Volunteer
• Great opportunity to enhance public speaking
• Gain interpretation skills and environmental education skills
• Gain experience working with kids
• Receive training in plant and wildlife ecology in coastal British Columbia
• Receive future training opportunities on Interpretation with Surrey Parks
• Receive a letter of reference
• Fulfill CAPP hours

Contact Information
Environmental Stewardship Coordinator
Phone: 604-501-5158
Fax: 604-501-5177
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eco-Ranger Volunteers Request Form - PDF file

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