Board members – help staff with conservation projects, organize events, raise funds, increase public awareness of our conservation work; Time commitment: 4 board meetings a year (weekday meetings in the evenings), help with occasional events, about 6-10 hours per year on fundraising activities; Skills needed: enthusiasm, good organizational skills, reliability; Skills developed: learn how non-profits work, fundraising skills, have fun networking, get behind the scenes on conservation campaigns
Newsletter volunteers – write articles, submit photos or take photos, or help on the newsletter committee; Time commitment: 5-10 hours per year; Skills needed: photography, writing or desktop publishing, interest in communications; Skills developed: publishing, design, marketing and journalistic skills
Social networking – help promote our activities by sharing online (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, web site); submit videos, stories and photos about New Brunswick’s nature to our Facebook pages; Time commitment: as much time as you want to spend online! 1-2 hours per month would help; Skills needed: familiarity with online networking; Skills developed: you’ll be learning about our conservation programs and learning more about communications and writing
School nature education – go with our staff on school visits and help teach kids about nature conservation; Time commitment: you will need to participate in a CPAWS organized training session about 2-3 hours; once trained, you can decide how often you can assist in the schools (sessions are 1 hour long, plus travel time to schools); Skills needed: like working with children, enthusiasm, quick learner (must undergo background check); Skills developed: get experience educating young people, learn more about nature education relevant to New Brunswick.
Contact us if you are interested in volunteering: CPAWS New Brunswick