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Co-Existing with Coyotes Info Line Responders

Number of volunteers required: 2


After undergoing training with the Co-existing with Coyotes(CwC) Coordinator, the volunteer will respond to public inquiries and concerns regarding coyotes by answering messages from our coyote information line and e-mail. The volunteer will suggest measures to prevent human/coyote conflict, answer questions regarding coyote natural history, notify the coordinator of emergency situations or sightings of aggressive coyotes, and enter coyote sighting information into the database (this may be done from home after undergoing training). There will also be opportunities to assist the CwC Coordinator with community events, workshops, and special project work, if interested.

Time commitment

We ask for a minimum commitment of 3 months; preference will be given to applicants who can volunteer for a longer period of time. You will need to be available for training (of about 3-4hoursin total) before taking up the regular tasks. Once fully trained, this position can work remotely from home. A given shift may take from 1-2 hours depending on how busy the phone and e-mails are. We also ask that you be available to cover at least one shift per week, during the work week or on the weekend.


· Develop public education and communication skills (strong people skills)

· Improved conflict resolution skills

· Gain experience with an environmental non-profit group

· Learn more about coyote natural history and activity in Vancouver · Access the benefits available to all SPES volunteers, including discounted walks and membership fees


· Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required

· Pleasant and polite telephone manner; able to deal with confrontation in a positive manner

· Able to remain calm while discussing topics that inspire strong emotions and varying opinions

· Excellent English skills are required

· An interest in environmental issues and/or urban wildlife

· Able to follow instructions

· Strong work ethic

· Able to work independently

· Knowledge of databases and Excel is desirable

· Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Application Procedure

Email Sarah More our Volunteer Coordinator at:

Your email should include:

  1.  A short description outlining why you would like to be part of this program
  2. Your resume

Please put: "Co-Existing with Coyotes - Info Line Responders" - and your name in Subject Heading.

We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

Stanley Park Ecology Society wishes to acknowledge that the land on which we work is the traditional and unceded land of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh) Nation and Tsleil-Waututh (səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ) Nation. We are grateful for their stewardship and respect for this land.

SPES promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world and plays a role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through collaborative initiatives in education, research and conservation.