Volunteer Park Ambassador Program

    Volunteer Park Ambassadors are individuals who frequent a park or trail on a regular basis. They provide information to park users and report issues to the Parks Operations Department. Ambassadors also help to maintain a personal level of service in our parks, trails and open spaces by their presence, and occasionally assist in tasks such as vandalism and maintenance patrols, and provide input into the overall development and maintenance of the park. They foster positive relationships through information, education and professional role modeling and report any problems or issues. Park Ambassadors can volunteer at any park or trail that is convenient and where there is a need.  The following is a list of possible parks where one can volunteer, but there also may be others.     

    • Beaufort Park
    • Beban Park Participark 
    • Bowen
    • Brookwood
    • Buttertubs Marsh 
    • Cable Bay Trail
    • Chase River Estuary Park
    • Colliery Dam Park 
    • Diver Lake Park 
    • Harbourfront Walkway 
    • Jack Point Park 
    • Janes Park 
    • Linley Valley Park
    • Lost Lake Park 
    • Loudon Park 
    • Maffeo Sutton Park  
    • Neck Point Park 
    • Northfield Nature Park
    • Pipers Lagoon Park
    • Saxer Park
    • Woodstream Park

    VOLUNTEER PARK AMBASSADOR DUTIES INCLUDE:

    • Visiting a designated park or trail about once a week at varying times to interact with a range of visitors. 
    • Checking the conditions of the park, trail or facilities and report any problems found. 
    • Collecting small amount of garbage and deposit into garbage cans. Larger items are reported to the Parks Operations Department.
    • Submitting regular monthly Park Ambassador Reports. 

     THEY MAY ALSO INCLUDE:

    • Answering questions from visitors regarding City of Nanaimo parks and trails. 
    • Educating visitors about park bylaws and report any infractions or any out of the ordinary observations. 
    • Identifying and removing invasive plants (if training has been received).
    • Identifying and removing graffiti

      Volunteer Park Ambassador Application Form

      Age Group:

      In my role as a Volunteer Park Ambassador, I understand that my services must be in conformance with the tasks described in the volunteer position description and performed by me on a volunteer basis. I understand that my commitment to the Volunteer Park Ambassador program is for a minimum of one year, renewable upon mutual agreement. Upon completion of my involvement in this program, I will return any borrowed tools or volunteer supplies. I understand that I am identified with the City of Nanaimo at all times while wearing my Volunteer Park Ambassador Vest or working in the park and it is my responsibility to:

      • Be courteous in all situations with the public
      • Follow the guidance and decisions of the City of Nanaimo Parks Operations Department & City Bylaws
      • Refer all media contacts to the City of Nanaimo Parks Operations Supervisor.
      By checking below, I agree to the above statement and agree to be notified of environmental stewardship events or opportunities in our community.

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      Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA.  Personal information will only be used by authorized staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected, or for a use consistent with that purpose. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at (250) 755-4405, or via email at foi@nanaimo.ca.
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      Last updated: December 31, 2020

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      Collection and use of your personal information
      Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA.  Personal information will only be used by authorized staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected, or for a use consistent with that purpose. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at (250) 755-4405, or via email at foi@nanaimo.ca.
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