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Bird Watching Guide

Backyard Bird Weekend

Region of Waterloo Museums

   About the Position

Impact Statement
The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region museum is the largest community museum in Ontario with two indoor galleries and a 60 acre living history exhibit called Doon Heritage Village.

Our main museum gallery tells the story of Waterloo Region while our feature gallery showcases local and travelling exhibits from around the world.

We are looing for birding enthusiasts with knowledge of local birds. Volunteers will guide small groups of visitors throughout the museum property in search of bird sightings. Volunteer guides will provide basic information regarding birds found in Waterloo Region. Participants will have the opportunity to record sightings for the Great Backyard Bird Count.

Volunteer guides should be comfortable speaking to small groups and able to project their voice in an outdoor setting. They should be able to stand for extended periods of time and walk on uneven ground. Volunteers must be able to tolerate moderately cold temperatures.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 15+

Area(s) of Interest: Heritage/Museum, Environment, Mentoring / Tutoring

Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Counting

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Volunteers will be supervised by museum staff. Position specific training will be provided. Supervising staff will meet with volunteers at the museum prior to the event, for orientation and training.
Working Conditions: Backyard Bird Weekend activities take place indoors and outdoors. Volunteers must be able to tolerate moderately cold temperatures and stand for extended periods of time. Volunteers should be able to walk on uneven ground.
Accessibility: Designated accessible parking space
Transportation: On a bus route

Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less
Start Date:2023-02-18
End Date:2023-02-20
Weekend - Daytime
Volunteer shifts are available 12-4 pm February 18-20, 2023.

   Contact Information
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Debbie Moxam
519-748-1914 Ext. 3272
Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum Kitchener, N2P 2R7

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

Phone: 519 742 8610

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
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