Adult Volunteer Opportunities

DECORATING COMMITTEE:

Members of this committee would be giving the farm that extra touch by decorating (set up and take down) during the holidays and seasons throughout the year. 

Experience: None
When Required:  Seasonal and Holidays
Time Commitment: Flexible with your schedule.

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EVENT SUPERVISOR:

Nova’s Ark holds four signature events each year – Friendship Walk, Fitness Friends, Open House and the We’re on the Way Fundraiser. In cooperation with our Board of Director Leads, Supervisors are part of a committee that would organize these signature events.

Experience: Organizational skills are an asset but not required.
Time Commitment: Flexible prior to and during signature events.

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EVENT ASSISTANT:

This position would assist in any signature event throughout the year.  They would help with set-up, operations, and tear-downs of the event.  Also, Nova’s Ark has a variety of corporations and community groups who volunteer their time during the year on projects to better the farm.  We are always in need of extra hands to help out.

Experience: None.
Time Commitment: Flexible with your schedule.

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FARM SUPPORT MENTOR

This position involves general farm work including grooming, feeding and watering of animals, and cleaning out enclosures.  This position can also include working side by side with some of our co-operative education high school and college students as well as with our friends with special needs.

Experience: None
When Required:  Weekday Mornings (Year Round)
Time Commitment: Flexible with your schedule.

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GARDENER:

Do you know the difference between ragweed and golden rod?  Gardeners would be responsible for helping to maintain the gardens and landscape at the farm.  This would include planting, pruning, and weeding of flower beds and gardens. 

Experience:  None
When Required:  April to November (weekly during high growing season)
Time commitment:  Flexible with your time schedule.

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GENERAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE:

If you have some spare time on your hands and you enjoy general maintenance work, there are always things to be done.  From simple yard clean-up (leaf collection/snow removal/painting or staining) to the building and fixing of new and existing structures around the farm.

Experience: Familiar with the use of household tools.
Time Commitment: Varies

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GREETER:

As a greeter, you would add a personal touch to the farm by welcoming guests and volunteers with a smile as they arrive for events and programs at Nova’s Ark.

Experience: None
When Needed:  Sundays (8:45-10:00 am & 2:00-3:30 pm) and/or Special Event Days 
Time Commitment: Flexible 

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 MEDIA ASSISTANT:

This position would be connecting with the different media in the area: radio stations, Local TV and newspapers (e.g., KX96, Rogers, Snap, Oshawa and WhitbyThis Week).   You would be relaying information about events at Nova’s Ark and attending our events to promote Nova’s Ark.

Experience: Word Press experience would be an asset but not required.
Time Commitment: Varies

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If you or anyone you know has a special talent to share with our youth community and special friends – anything from knitting, crafts, music and dance, etc – we’d love for you to come and be part of our fun!
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Please contact us at volunteers.novasark@bell.net.