FNCV Volunteer Opportunities
Would you like to become more involved with your club? The Field Naturalists is run by members for members and, without that support, it would cease to exist.
Below is a list of ways in which you can become more involved in the Club and maybe make some new friends along the way.
Our club is often asked to attend Community Festivals, Environmental Fairs and other events. These are wonderful opportunities to educate and stimulate an interest in our club. It gives us opportunities to promote our club and recruit new members. Without new members our club will not grow. The Register is a list of members who would be willing (commitments permitting) to staff a booth for about an hour at one of these events. You would be rostered on with at least one other person, and afterwards you can enjoy visiting the rest of the event.
Maintenance days/working bees:
Several times during the year the club has maintenance days, when minor repairs, gardening and general sorting is done. These days are vital opportunities to check that the Club house is not in need of any major repairs, also to do some gardening and additional cleaning (windows, eaves etc), and to sort through storage areas and repair equipment as needed. Maintenance days are advertised in the FNN, and everyone is welcome.
Field Naturalists News (FNN) Collation:
Our newsletter is collated on the third Tuesday of each month at the FNCV hall, by a handful of dedicated volunteers. The saying “Many hands make light work” certainly applies here. Folding starts around 1.00pm and usually takes only 2 - 3 hours. Come along, have a cup of tea, a biscuit and a chat while you help provide this vital communication link for our club.
Our Library is only open on Tuesdays 11.00am - 2.00pm. At present we have a team of four people, who deal with the weekly running of the library, and maintenance of the archive collection. From time to time extra assistance is needed, and anyone with appropriate skills would be welcome. This would be for 2 - 3 hours on a Tuesday as needed.
Join the FNCV Council:
The Council meets for two hours on the 4th Monday of each month at 7.30pm. All members are welcome to nominate for the Council at the AGM in May or fill vacancies as they arise. This is a chance to have your say on the running of the club and become involved in the decision-making processes.
Become more involved with your Special Interest Group (SIG):
You can become more involved in your SIG by offering to help organise a camp or excursion, by inviting a guest speaker, or by writing up reports or talks.
Join another SIG:
If you have any questions or wish to obtain any further information, contact Hali in the FNCV Office on 9877 9860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or return this form (doc: 140kb).
All the Special Interest Groups of the FNCV are open to every member. Why not attend another SIG? Expand your knowledge of the natural world and meet some interesting new people.
and Other Opportunities
Here you will be able to
find selected opportunites to undertake volunteer work with various researchers
and organisations all over Australia
Environmental Jobs Network
As well as being one
of Australia's leading online resource for environmental
job seekers, educators and professionals, EJN also list
many volunteer oportunities across the country. It's free
to sign up and users can take advantage of weekly
mailouts, events database, online careers office, and the
recently released Guide to Environmental Careers in
Australia. For more information go to www.environmentaljobs.com.au
or email email@example.com
Good Will Wine
The FNCV in partnership with Goodwill wine has started to raise money for the club. This fundraising endeavour will be ongoing and will hopefully benefit the club for many years to come.
Goodwill wine is a fundraising website, which offers Charities and Not for Profit Organisations the opportunity to raise money through wine sales. Simply go to the website www.goodwillwine.com.au or call them on 59629155 and order half a dozen or dozen bottles of wine. Most of the wine is sourced within Victoria, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula etc, with the rest coming from elsewhere in Australia.
For every dozen bottle sold the club will receive $20.00 ($10.00 per half dozen). The wine comes with a 100% money back guarantee and will be delivered to your door.
These bottles of wine, with our FNCV label, would make a great gift and a wonderful way to advertise the club. So drink up, enjoy a good wine and raise money for the club.
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