Do you love gardens and nature? Would you like to contribute to the goals of the Humber Arboretum while learning and connecting with others? As a student of Humber College or University of Guelph-Humber, you can take part in a service learning experience as a Humber Arboretum Ambassador and have your participation acknowledged on the formal CCR transcript provided by your school. The Humber Arboretum Ambassadors are part of the Arboretum's Learning by Leading™ program.
Ambassadors from 2018/2019 facilitated "Building Biodiversity", a free workshop which was supported by a World Wildlife Fund Canada Go Wild at School grant.
Arb Ambassadors are the student face of the Humber Arboretum's community engagement activities, working to connect their peers with the exciting 250 acre urban greenspace on Humber College's North Campus. Specializing in face-to-face interaction, the Arb Ambassador role will suit outgoing individuals who are eager to be part of social settings, learn new things, and share their knowledge. Arb Ambassadors first engage with and learn about the Arboretum and topics related to local ecology, then share their knowledge with others.
HAAs are asked to commit to the program for the Fall and Winter semesters. The fall will focus on learning about the Arboretum and local ecology, then the winter will focus on sharing your knowledge by participating in, planning, and hosting events and activities.
How can the Humber Arboretum continue to connect people with nature and support healthy communities using only virtual tools? This year, the Arboretum Ambassadors will take on the challenge of helping us answer that question!
Expand your post-secondary experience by taking part in this two-semester, fully remote service learning experience, where as a team you will:
The Arb Ambassadors are part of Learning by Leading™ at the Humber Arboretum, a program in which students move from learning, to participating, to leading others in a laddered approach. Joining Learning by Leading™ will help you build knowledge and skills in a supportive team environment.
Applications for 2020/2021 are now being accepted - Early applicants will be able to access self-paced virtual training on or before October 24 (in time for Humber's Reading Week); final deadline to apply is noon on Friday November 6th.
To apply send an email to Jimmy Vincent, the Humber Arboretum's Coordinator of Education, Camps, and Community Outreach, at email@example.com and be sure to include:
You may also want to read about the Arb Creatives, another branch of Learning by Leading™ which will have some crossover activities with the Ambassadors. Because both experiences are fully remote this year, there is the opportunity for students on either team to take part in some of the activities of the other.
HAAs who complete all of the requirements will be able to apply to have their experience formally recognized on their Co-Curricular Record and will be welcome to list the position on the Volunteer section of their resume. Other benefits include:
HAAs who are involved for multiple semesters will be able to take on more advanced roles and responsibilities, including proposing projects even more closely tailored to their interests and skill development goals.
Provided to students by Humber College or the University of Guelph-Humber, the Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is a formal record of a student's skill development that has taken place outside of the classroom. This additional transcript is intended to support the student's future applications for employment or other opportunities.