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For 100 years the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club has been appreciating, studying and conserving the wild plants and animals of Hamilton.

 

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Current Opportunities

 

Legal Researcher

The Sanctuary Land Trust Committee requires a Legal Researcher to assist in background research on legal matters related to the purchase of land for nature sanctuary, the maintenance of nature sanctuaries, land trusts, and recent changes in the Ontario Charities Act. This is an ideal position for a young professional with law background wishing to expand their knowledge base, or a seasoned legal professional looking for an opportunity to contribute their knowledge and experience in a way that gives back to the community.

The Sanctuary Land Trust Committee requires a Legal Researcher to assist in background research on legal matters related to the purchase of land for nature sanctuary, the maintenance of nature sanctuaries, land trusts, and recent changes in the Ontario Charities Act. This is an ideal position for a young professional with law background wishing to expand their knowledge base, or a seasoned legal professional looking for an opportunity to contribute their knowledge and experience in a way that gives back to the community.

 

Licensed Chainsaw Operator

The HNC oversees the stewardship of 5 nature sanctuaries in the Hamilton area. A licensed Chainsaw Operator is needed to assist with tree trimming and occasional tree removal on sanctuary properties. This is an ideal opportunity for a landscape department or company to give back to the community through the contribution of skilled employees.

 

Event Volunteer

The HNC hosts and attends numerous events each year. Help is needed with: promotion, recruiting and training volunteers, set up and take down, staffing display booths, and securing Silent Auction items.

Commitment: Generally evenings and weekends throughout the year.

 

Financial Planning Specialist

Assist Land Trust Coordinator in creating robust financial plan to protect and enhance HNC assets, improve operating procedures.

 

Outdoor Education Volunteer

The Outdoor Education Volunteer is responsible for providing assistance to the Land Trust Coordinator in the development and/or delivery of ecology focused learning programs in local schools

Key tasks include:

  1. Preparing and implementing ecology focused learning programs to be presented to students in local schools
  2. Leading discussion groups and/or lectures on ecology focused topics such as native trees, wildlife and habitats, species at risk, becoming a nature steward

Key skills include:

Experience and/or training in developing ecology based materials an asset; experience and/or training in delivering ecology based materials an asset; comfort with public speaking, and teaching ecology and/or ecology related topics

Commitment: Availability during the day during the school year.

 

Pollinator Patch Volunteer

Help to maintain recently planted pollinator patches in downtown Hamilton. Training will be provided.

Commitment: 2 to 4 hours September to November and then from April to August (flexible schedule)

 

Fundraising Volunteers

Assist with activity-based fundraising, grant-writing, and stewarding major gifts.