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Assist Staff: Native Seed Collection ODVP-Lead


Native Seed Collection Volunteer Leads (NSCVL)

Restoring Ecosystems and Increasing Plant Diversity on Native and Agriculture

Dream it! Build it! Love it! Come join us as we support the legacy of the City of Boulder OSMP! We are currently recruiting for a Native Seed Collection Volunteer Lead. In this role the positions will directly support Native Seed Collection One-Day Volunteer Projects (ODVP). Lead Volunteer Leader will work directly with OSMP staff and volunteers.

Objective

  • Native Seed Collection Volunteer Lead will provide Volunteer Services and Resource Staff support at Seed Collection Projects.

Responsibilities

  • Native Seed Collection Volunteer Lead responsibilities will be to:
    • Assist the staff leader(s) with helping volunteer seed collectors properly identify and collect the target species.
    • Screening collection bags during the event to ensure that only the target species is being collected.
    • Direct volunteers to the best collecting areas and remind volunteers of safety hazards.
    • Connect and be welcoming to volunteers/staff, support with registration setup (Get to the project early when staff show up, assist staff leads, answer questions, other tasks.)
    • Be knowledgeable to species collected and how this project supports Climate Action.

Qualifications

  • Comfort working outdoors – with groups.
  • Ability to hike on steep trails or off-trail areas safely.
  • Excellent record keeping and communication skills.
  • Ability to work during the week.
  • Work well with staff and volunteers.

Commitment/Expectations

  • Required to sign an Acknowledgment of Risk and Release Form.
  • Annually, attend three - six volunteer projects.
  • Complete a background check.
  • Have a commitment to the mission of OSMP.
  • Work closely with OSMP staff on scheduling and ability to be self-organized
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Assist Staff: Photography


Dream it! Build it! Love it! We need your help in spreading the message of stewardship. Does your skill set include outdoor photography and outreach messaging? Do you have a keen eye for those special moments that share inspiration? We are seeking help from an experienced and reliable volunteer who can capture photographic images during volunteer project events to help support future media and messaging. Come join us as we support the legacy of OSMP!  

Objectives:

  • Take high quality images of One-Day Volunteer Projects (ODVP) and volunteers, ongoing volunteer work, OSMP landscapes and wildlife
  • Work closely with Volunteer Coordinators for imagery needs that will be used for OSMP marketing, advertisements and internal and external documents

Responsibilities:

  • Take photographs at ODVP that’s purpose is for future promotional needs (website, Twitter, Facebook, annual reports, etc.)
  • Submit photos and report volunteer hours via Count Me In Boulder
  • Follow the City of Boulder’s Volunteer Handbook and OSMP Standard Operating Procedures,  Guidelines and Policies
  • Stay up to date on area closures, permit areas such as Habitat Conservation Areas. Work with  Administrative staff to obtain permits into these special places

Qualifications:

  • Photography experience, preferably event photography and photo editing skills
  • Comfort working outdoors - independently and with project managers
  • Ability to hike on steep trails or off-trail areas safely
  • Excellent record keeping and communication skills

Commitment/Expectations:

  • Required to sign an Acknowledgment of Risk and Release Form;
  • Annually, attend 10-15 outreach events, volunteer projects or other OSMP sites when applicable. Time commitment 1-2 hours per visit.
  • Complete a background check
  • Have a commitment to the mission of OSMP
  • Work closely with OSMP staff on scheduling and ability to be self-organized when working independently
  • Volunteers retain photo authorship rites and will receive credit but releases COB to use photos at will
  • Volunteers will use own cameras and equipment and will share final photographs with OSMP digitally

Benefits:

  • Gain experience with event photography and OSMP volunteer projects
  • Work with staff to support OSMP stewardship and messaging
  • Connect with others who care about OSMP sustainability
  • Enjoy the beauty of OSMP!

 

 

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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Kristin Weinberger
(303) 910-5603


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