Volunteer with HELP International in Saskatchewan: Tree Production, Research and Training Farm

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Contact Information

HELP International

Contact: Rodney Sidloski, CEO

Email: helpint@sasktel.net

or

rsidloski@help-international.com

Tel: 306-842-2433 Cell andTexts: 306-861-0814

Location of Volunteer Internship:

Near Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada

HELP Internationals TreeProduction, Research and Training Farm 8 KM West of Weyburn, SK.

Accommodation is provided for volunteers in apartments within thecity of Weyburn


Start Periods for Internships

HELP has openings for one to six month terms year round

Date starts are April 1st, May 1st, June 1st,July 1st, August 1st, September 1st or the 1st of any month

but can be negotiated for other start dates according to availability and needs of each volunteer.

Name/title of volunteer position

Volunteer Green Technologist

Number of positions available:

Six volunteer technologists for two to six month terms in the period: April 1 through October 31

Three volunteer technologist positions available in the period:November 1st through March 31

Address at which volunteering will take place

Rural Location: 8 km West of Weyburn, SK on Highway 13

Rural Municipal location: NE Quarter of Section 20; Township 8;Range 15 West of 2nd Meridian

at HELP International Tree Production, Research and Training Farm


Description of position


Volunteer Technologists will engage in a fast moving multicultural volunteer team environment carrying out:

1) Tree production at the worlds first floating fields tree production nursery with current capacity of 800,000 trees.

This system was discovered and patented by HELPs lead researcher and it being launched internationally.

2) Field forestry: mechanized tree planting, mulching and grassing with community partners and landowners.

3) Irrigation systems installation for HELPs new 24 km lines of treestooling beds

4) Harvest, condition and store genetic material for tree cloning; produce ideal soil; produce homemade non-toxic rooting hormone

5) Transfer the skills you learn to school kids during day long eco-camps

6) Participate in zero waste living and programming

7) Chance to become a management trainee for a portion of the term for those interested

8) Chance to manage an organization debit card, carry out purchasesand related bookkeeping

9) Interns offered opportunity to manage one of fourteen management portfolios at HELP.

HELP provides free:

accommodation,

food

$150/month stipend for incidentals

Field training and supervision

Certification in up to 130 tools, technologies, and processes inwhich a volunteer gains mastery

Use of HELP vehicles for responsible drivers during off hours andfor weekend excursions


VolunteerObligations:

40 hours of volunteer work per week

Daily activity tracking report

Participatory self-assessment reports

Share domestic duties


Volunteers with the Following Qualifications Sought

Love of nature, the outdoors and physical activity

Respect for all things including but limited to: water, earth,air, waste materials

Strong service ethic to serve trees, partners, customers

Two or more previous employments or volunteer experiences

Love of constant learning, research and innovation

Love of other cultures

Fun and Reliable in a team and when working independently

Individuals seeking a fast paced challenging learning experiencein environmental programming


How to Apply

Send application letter and resume to: HELP International email: helpint@sasktel.net


HELP will then send you an Application/Declaration of Intent whichis a type of self-screening


For general information about HELP and its programs please go to:

www.help-international.com

www.help-shelterbelts.com


Special Note: Please note that HELP International is a federally incorporated non-for-profit corporation founded in 1994 in Saskatchewan,Canada. Though we carry out work overseas in Africa and Asia from time to time, we have never had any association nor affiliation in any way with the HELP International that was founded two years after our founding in Utah in 1996 which sends American volunteers to other countries.


Time Commitment: 40 hours per week; one month minimum commitment


Duration (one-time/ongoing/short term): Can be one-time, ongoing or short term as per availability negotiated with each volunteer.

Most come for single on time term of one,two, three, four, or six months.


Age requirements: 18 to 35 years of age.


Volunteers 35 years and older also sought for those with special capacities in:

. Field training/supervision

. Tree production research



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