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​Volunteers lend nature a helping hand in fun and interesting ways – removing invasive plants, monitoring wildlife, planting native trees and shrubs, conducting bird surveys and more.

It's a win-win situation. Volunteers have fun, meet new people and get satisfaction from helping improve wildlife habitat. Regional parks and the ecosystems they support get healthier.​

​Some park associations also offer additional opportunities for stewardship as well as other volunteer activities. To find out more, check the park association websites listed below.​

 Ecological stewardship

 

 

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Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Ecological Restoration Team

The easiest way to get involved is to join the Metro Vancouver Ecological Restoration Team Meetup group. There, you'll find the latest stewardship volunteer opportunities at all regional parks.

If you'd like to volunteer your group, school or company for stewardship activities in a regional park, email volunteer.info@metrovancouver.org or call 604-451-660​6.

Beachkeepers

Learn new skills and gain hands-on experience in data collection, public education and marine stewardship at təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and able to commit a minimum of 30 hours (during weekends) throughout the summer.

Nature events

From celebrating the return of spawning salmon to solving a nighttime mystery, events highlight seasonal phenomena in regional parks to deepen visitor understanding, appreciation and protection of the natural environment.

We're looking for enthusiastic, friendly and outgoing people to help connect visitors to nature by being a welcome tent host, delivering an activity with park interpreters or assisting with logistics along trails. You'll have fun, meet people, get great experience – all in a scenic regional park.

Visitor centre hosts

Want to share your passion for nature, local history and/or the park? Being a volunteer visitor centre host is a great way to connect with like-minded folks and interact with park visitors. There are two seasonal opportunities:

  • Lynn Headwaters House at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver
    Open from 11 am to 3 pm every Sunday and holiday Monday from Victoria Day weekend until mid-September.​​
  • Campbell Valley Nature House at Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley
    Open from 1 to 4 pm every Saturday, Sunday and holiday Monday from Victoria Day weekend until Labour Day weekend.

Park associations

Another way to get involved is through a park association – a non-profit group that works with regional parks staff on projects and activities ranging from habitat restoration to nature education to special events. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

 

Burnaby Lake Park Associationhttp://www.burnabylakepark.ca/, Burnaby Lake Park AssociationBurnaby Lake Park Association
Colony Farm Park Associationhttps://colonyfarmpa.com/, Colony Farm Park AssociationColony Farm Park Association
Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Associationhttp://drbipa.org/, Derby Reach Brae Island Parks AssociationDerby Reach Brae Island Parks Association
Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Societyhttp://keeps.org/, Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership SocietyKanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society
Minnekhada Park Associationhttp://www.minnekhada.ca/, Minnekhada Park AssociationMinnekhada Park Association
Pacific Spirit Park Societyhttp://pacificspiritparksociety.org/, Pacific Spirit Park SocietyPacific Spirit Park Society

Be part of a community that cares for regional parks.

Apply for regional parks volunteer opportunities​​


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Keely Langford
Volunteer System Coordinator

604-451-6606​​​​
Email​​​​​​​​

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