Current Opportunities

IT (Information/Technology) 

IT volunteers are needed who are computer savvy and can support the office staff with technical needs, computer support, staff training on software, and trouble shooting.   
 

Teachers

Current or retired teachers who would be interested in doing in-class talks on gardening to school age kids are always welcome.    
 

Marketing and Sponsorship Support

Seeking volunteers who would be interested in aiding in the marketing and sponsorship for the 2017 CHS Garden Show. 

 
Layout & Design for Calgary Gardening

We are in need of a volunteer who is proficient with publishing software and has an eye for design to help the editing team produce our newsletter, Calgary Gardening.

 

2016 Garden Show Program Committee Members

We're on the lookout for individuals who would be interested in helping develop the program for the 2017 Garden Show at Spruce Meadows. These areas would include the free children's area, decor, speakers, demonstrations, competitions and workshops.    

  

 

 Fundraising and Events Coordinator

Description

Reporting to the Executive Director, the fundraising and events team will assist with fundraising, donor stewardship and event planning activities. The fundraising and events coordinator will directly contribute to increasing the Calgary Horticultural Society's capacity to deliver its programs and services by increasing organizational resources.Duties and Responsibilities

The fundraising and events coordinator will:

  • Assist with all donor stewardship, renewal and recognition activities
  • Lead the planning and management of fundraising events
  • Coordinate and follow up on stewardship mailings and phone campaigns, as well as donor requests
  • Work with the fundraising team to prospect and solicit major donors
  • Identify and approach potential business partners
  • Help increase communications with supporters
  • Assist with general fundraising activities as needed.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Fundraising and/or event planning experience
  • Ability to build strong relationships with new people and organizations
  • Experience working in an office environment
  • Detail-oriented with excellent time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Database and website maintenance experience an asset.

 

Benefits and recognition

This position provides valuable experience for fundraising management and event planning students; individuals with an interest in gaining experience in the non-profit sector or in the environmental field; and anyone with a passion for gardening. Volunteers are highly valued members of the team and contribute to making a significant difference in the society's ability to succeed. The Horticultural society will provide reference letters for all volunteers who successfully complete a placement 208 50 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB T2N 2B1 Ph: (403) 287-3469  X 222 or volunteer@calhort.org

 

Fall Plant Share 2016

A Plant Share is held in the Fall each year. These Member-Only events are a fun way to meet people and change up your garden. Volunteers assist in identifying, labeling, displaying, sharing and chatting about plants.  You don't need to have plants to participate, plants are for sale. The prices are good and it is a great way to fill up those empty spaces in your garden. The Fall Plant share is held on the Saturday after the long weekend in September. This year they will be held on September 10.

 

Speakers' Bureau

Would you like to share your gardening knowledge or learn a bit more? Do you have experience public speaking to groups of 20 people or more and an interest in speaking on behalf of the Society? If so this may be a great opportunity for you.  

Community groups often ask the Society to provide speakers for a variety of gardening topics. We are recruiting volunteers now to deliver  short informative talks of 20 - 30 minutes.

How do you grow from the experience? Well, you'll polish your presentation and public speaking skills and you'll likely pick up new gardening know-how along the way!

 

 

To 'dig in' and support the Society, contact Carol Chapman, Volunteer Coordinator,  by calling 403-287-3469 x 222 or email to inquire about  opportunties.

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