FREE Camping with Intensive and Guided Ontario BioBlitz participants on-site at Heber Down Conservation Area
Ontario BioBlitz volunteer button (exclusive to logistics volunteers!)
Volunteer hours for high school students
Opportunity to join at least one Guided Blitz walk or workshop, and assist the leader with crowd control if needed
Personalized digital certificate of your volunteer contribution at this event available upon request
BioBlitz Volunteer Roles by Location
HEBER DOWN CONSERVATION AREA - 500 Lyndebrook Rd, Whitby (Base Camp) Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday May 12 5:30 am - 3:00 pm Sunday May 13 Registration / Info Station Volunteers
Information Handout distribution
T-shirt and “Swag” distribution (ONLY FREE FOR INTENSIVE + VOLUNTEER PARTICIPANTS - GUIDED MUST PURCHASE)
Check-in for Intensive Blitz scientists
Check-in for Guided Blitz participants
Serve as an “Info Booth” to provide public & registrants information post event opening ceremony
Assist with setup and takedown of station as needed, and other tasks as assigned
Wayfinding & Parking Assistant
Equipment: Safety Vests supplied; radios for communicating between parking stations and Base Camp provided.
Assist with parking management and directing car traffic at parking areas - North Lot (5000 Cochrane St) and if necessary, overflow lot.
Short shifts at South Gate to assist with allowing shuttle bus entry and exit, redirecting public traffic to upper parking lot, and allowing passage of different festival entities like live animal crews.
Provide general direction, guidance, and answer questions around Base Camp to incoming scientists, guided blitz participants and the general public
Direct foot traffic to different stations at the event. i.e. trail to North Parking lot, Guided Blitz Walks Meeting Location, Festival, restrooms, Guided Blitz workshops, etc.
Assisting with shuttle arrivals and departures
Assist with setup and takedown of event as needed, and other tasks as assigned
Greet, clicker count and orient visitors entering the Public Festival area
Distribution of festival maps
Line management for kids activities & food truck stations
Serve as attendants at bike charging station
Assist partner organizations with table/tent setup and takedown, and other tasks as assigned
Miscellaneous Tasks / Runner
Assist with setup and take down at the beginning of the event Saturday Morning, and Takedown after the BBQ Sunday afternoon
Assist festival booth organizations and other volunteers with loading and unloading vehicles as required
As a “Runner”, assist break coverages during rotations at various stations in base camp