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Hiking Leader
(Earth Day Hamilton-Burlington)

Position ID: 2203 Last Modified: 22 Jan 2013 Last Full Update: 22 Jan 2013
Opportunity Details
ContactMs Laurel Harrison, Coordinator, Earth Day Hamilton-Burlington; Phone: 289-755-0433 * 905-973-3064; Email:
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DutiesHiking Leaders must be comfortable taking a leadership role: 
* Hiking at the Tim Horton's Earth Day Eco-Festival: You will be responsible in guiding a junior elementary class, its teachers, chaperones, and Earth Day personnel along a nature trail for a 75 minute hike. You will point out items of interest along the way. You'll be required to lead 2 hikes per day. The event takes place on the trails of Royal Botanical Gardens. You should have at least some background of having hiked before. 
* Hiking at the Instant Forest: Take groups of students for short hikes around the Eramosa Karst Conservation Area 
For all hikes you will be given an orientation and areas of interest to point out.
Benefits* Fresh air 
* Exercise 
* Civic engagement 
* Helping the environment 
* Introducing nature to youth 
* Volunteer certificate
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon (April 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon (May 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon (May 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon (May 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) 
Instant Forest: 
Monday, April 22, 2013 
Tues: Morning, Afternoon (May 28, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)  
Wed: Morning, Afternoon (May 29, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)  
Thurs: Morning, Afternoon (May 30, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
SeasonsSpring ; Summer ; Fall
LocationRoyal Botanical Gardens: 20 Old Guelph Road, Dundas or 680 Plains Road West, Burlington
AccessibilityNot Accessible
Number of PositionsDundas: 12 individual(s) 
12 individual(s) needed in total.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Minimum Hours4 / Day
Commitment LengthShort Term (less than 3 months) ; Day of event.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; You will be trained in proper hiking methods and on what to point out. You will also be taken on an orientation hike and be given a tips manual. 
You are not responsible for disciplining students as that is the job of the teacher or chaperone accompanying the students.
TransportationCar Required - You need a car to reach the Nature Interpretive Centre, but can take a bus to the main centre. Car pooling may be available
Interaction LevelSmall Group - Leading a group and giving instruction.
Application Deadline01 May 2013
Police CheckRequired
Volunteer CategoriesEnvironmental Protection/Advocacy ; Nature Trail ; Teaching
Skills/Experience* Comfortable in leadership role  
* Hiking experience is helpful  
* Knowledge of natural plants/animals helpful
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Organization NameEarth Day Hamilton-Burlington
Address & Map
22 Veevers Dr
Hamilton, ON L8K 5P5
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Office Phone289-755-0433