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Building Parks Together Ambassador

Community Engagement

City of Kitchener

   About the Position

Impact Statement
To proudly provide valued services and build community and Corporate capacity by inspiring volunteers, staff, elected officials and all community members to be active contributions to Kitchener's Community Vision.

The City of Kitchener is looking for ways to improve water quality, reduce flood risks, and improve your park experience by adding new park features, including stormwater measures.

In this varied role, you could support City staff by doing one, or more of the following activities:
• Collect information and/or feedback from residents and park visitors;
• Encourage residents to participate by handing out flyers in a canvassing manner;
• Walk through a park or open space and direct residents to the engagement tent;
• Answer questions and direct difficult questions to staff;
• Setting up and taking down from an engagement event (occasional moderate lifting);
• Hand out marketing items and parks engagement information;
• Participate in focus groups to provide your input on different projects;
• Assist in tidying up Child Minding areas; and/or
• Hand out popsicles, ice cream or other prepackaged food items at in-person events;
• so much more!

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 14+

Area(s) of Interest: Environment, Special Events

Skill(s): Collaboration, Verbal Communication, Motivate Others, Adaptability, Flexibility

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: · Part of the application form
· Email with details about the volunteer shift sent 2 -3 days prior to the shift
· Hands on training the day of the volunteer shift

Working Conditions: · Many of the opportunities will take place outdoors in parks and open spaces
· Other locations may include city and school facilities

Accessibility: Support volunteers with special needs, Support Newcomers
Transportation: Car required

Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
Volunteers must commit the volunteer for a minimum of 1 shift (approximately 2 -4 hours) between March - November. Engagement dates and times will vary.

   Contact Information
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Michaela Jennings
519-741-2600 Ext. 4057
131 Goodrich Drive Kitchener, N2C 1J3

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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610

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