Who Are We?
Founded in 2001, the rare Charitable Research Reserve is a 900+acre urban land reserve situated at the confluence of the Grand and Speed Rivers. Culturally and ecologically significant, our landscape includes 240+ year old trees, provides an array of habitats that supports rich biodiversity, and is home to an array of flora and fauna, some of which are ranked significant regionally, provincially, nationally, even globally.
Our organization focuses on conservation, research and education. One of our priority projects is our Every Child Outdoors (ECO) initiative, an integral part of our Chain of Learning which works to foster environmental passion in the community by making scientific research accessible to even the youngest learners.
rare Charitable Research Reserve1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
Outstanding Needs of rare Charitable Research Reserve
Item Needs (click need below to see detail)
Furniture for rare ECO Centre
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The rare Charitable Research Reserve in Cambridge is kindly requesting in-kind donations to furnish the rare ECO Centre to facilitate research and education.
Starting this summer, we would like to expand our programs and offer accommodation for field researchers who conduct research on our property. For more information on our mission and programs, please refer to a short introduction to our charity below or visit our website at www.raresites.org. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about us or the requested items. If you would like to donate an item, please call or email in advance and a staff member will make further arrangements.
The following gently used or new items are needed to furnish the rare ECO Centre and to make a stay at the reserve pleasant for our guests
-Mini fridge (1)
-Bedside tables (2)
-Floor rugs (2)
-Small computer desk (2)
-Desk chairs (2)
-Single Beds (4)
-Framed nature or wildlife painting/photographs (particularly from rare or Waterloo Region)
-Potted house plants
We are also in need of
to assist with our children's outdoor education program and signage.
For hygienic reasons, the following items can only be accepted new:
- Single mattresses (4)
- Bedding for single beds (4 sheets, pillows, blankets, or duvets).
We thank you very much for your support, and hope to see many of you at the reserve for a scenic hike or during one of our many other exciting public events. Please refer to our website for a full events calendar.
Thank you very much,
Stephanie Sobek-Swant, Executive Director
Volunteer Needs (click need below to see detail)
TITLE Bookkeeping AssistantOffice Assistant
REPORTS TO Senior Operating Officer
TIMEFRAME Flexible workdays between 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
TERM OF OFFICE To be determined
LOCATION rare's Administrative Office, Lamb's Inn, 1679 Blair Road, Cambridge
TASKS 1.Assist in the creation of financial reports.
2.Perform bookkeeping tasks, including payables, receviables and banking functions.
3.File invoices and other accounting records.
4.Various administrative tasks.
SKILLS NEEDED 1.Attention to detail.
2.Ability to work independently.
3.Computer literacy skills, including knowledge of Word and Excel.
4.Knowledge and experience with accounting software, Sage Simply Accounting.
TRAINING 1.Orientation on the organization.
2.Training on charity-specific accounting procedures.
BENEFITS 1.Working in a team environment.
2.Learning about charitable organizations and fundraising.
3.Learning about the environment, outdoor education and research.
4.Gaining contacts for future networking.
This is a support role to aid staff in general administartive duties. This position will have the volunteer working from Lamb’s Inn, 1679 Blair Road, Cambridge.
The ideal volunteer wil be able to commit to 3-5 days, either mornings, afternoons or full days; and should commit to at least 6 months.
Tasks will include:
1. File, photocopy and fax as required by various departments
2. Assist in mailings: address envelopes, fold, stuff and stamp envelopes
3. Answer telephones in a professional, friendly manner.
4. Greet visitors and keep office area tidy.
5. Accept and process donations.
6. Issue or update Events Discount Cards.
7. Assist staff with administrative duties as needed.
1. Excellent English written and oral communication skills
2. Ability to work as a team as well as independently
3. Ability to multitask and work with continuous interruptions
4. Administrative background preferred, but not required.
5. Proficient with Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel and Outlook)
Trainging: Orientation session and specific job training on the first day
1. Learning opportunity for organizational skills
2. Spending time in an office setting working with a team
3. Helping rare staff stay organized to work better
4. Improving resume and/or fulfilling community service hours
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-650-9336 ext. 124 for more details.