The Churchill Northern Studies Centre is an independent, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting research and educational initiatives in Churchill, Manitoba. The facility is located at the junction of three distinct ecosystems and provides a unique insight into life in the tundra, boreal forest and marine environments. The CNSC is open year-round to provide support for ongoing research projects such as University credit courses, Road Scholar Programs, Earthwatch, non-credit courses, school groups, long-term climate monitoring, special events, and our own Learning Vacations. We are proud to present a variety of courses, which are designed to capitalize on the area’s many seasonal attractions. Volunteers have always helped the CNSC to function smoothly and efficiently. In exchange for working 36 hours per week, the centre provides meals and accommodation, but transportation to and from Churchill is the responsibility of the volunteer. Our volunteers are encouraged, wherever possible, to participate in the educational programming and related activities, lectures, research projects and tours. Each season brings different opportunities to get out onto the land or into the community. The volunteer position is primarily kitchen clean-up, but may also include prep work in the kitchen (slicing and dicing vegetables, peeling potatoes, making salads), from time to time. There is occasionally a need for volunteeers to also help with light housekeeping, office duties and restocking/tidying the gift shop. The volunteer application process is treated like a job application with interviews and reference checks. The most important attribute of our volunteers has always been great social skills, high energy level, enthusiasm and an adventurous spirit! We would like to emphasize that these positions are NOT research related but the volunteers will have opportunities to interact with any researchers that are at the facility.
VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Internet researching and marketing.