Volunteer for Star Gazing Night - Community Event - May 5 2018

(The Milky Way Society, No Physical Address)

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Position ID: V-PSD0002 Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 Last Full Update: 14 Apr 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactPhilip Levett, The Milky Way Society; Phone: 416-997-8908; Email: philip.levett3@gmail.com
DutiesTeaching small groups of people about the constellations in the night sky or teaching about satellites and encouraging children to spot them in the sky. Duties may also include running an information table or directing people at the site.
BenefitsTo teach others about the wonders of the night sky. To educate others about the value of preserving darkness for individual health, the preservation of wildlife and the reduction of energy costs caused by excessive and unnecessary artificial lighting.
Ages10 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Men ; Women ; Couples ; Families ; Individuals
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Event Coordination & Support ; Guide / Greeter ; Nature / Environment
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills - Dealing with people arriving at the site, directing people, answering questions ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Marketing & PR - Event planning, logistics, safety and security ; Planning & Organizing - Assisting in logistics, parking, signage, directing traffic ; Public Speaking - Leading a small group of adults or children in how to spot points of interest ; Research - Learning about astronomy and teaching that to others in small groups ; Team Work - Coordinating other volunteers, taking direction, leading others ; Working with Children - Engaging other children in the wonders of the night sky ; Writing & Editing - Writing about the experience, writing information about the event afterwards
Commitment LengthOne Time / Special Event - Saturday May 5 2018
Interaction LevelLarge Group - This will likely be a mid-sized event, 20-50 people
Minimum Hours2 (Total)
Dates and TimesSaturday: Afternoon, Evening (Event starts at 8:30 pm)
SeasonsSpring - One-time event, Saturday May 5 2018
AccessibilityPartially Accessible - Event to be at Nobel Town Beach. Washrooms available, parking ; Safety is a concern. Volunteers will need flashlights to guide and direct people.
LocationNobel Town Beach. Big Sound Road, Nobel ON
Number of PositionsParry Sound District: 6 individual(s) 
6 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided - We will have a training day the weekend before on Saturday afternoon
TransportationNo public transit available. Guides will need to have a ride to and from the site
Application Deadline21 Apr 2018
CostNone. Volunteers will be given a t-shirt as a memento and drinks and snacks at the event.
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsWe are working with Brian Leduc the Director of Parks and Recreation for McDougall Township. We will be in touch with him on a regular basis to ensure that this is a safe and enjoyable community family event.
Start DateOn or after 28 Apr 2018
End Date06 May 2018
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Organization NameThe Milky Way Society, No Physical Address