Here is a list of current volunteer opportunities available with the Nature Trust:
Pro bono legal advisors/volunteers: Nature Trust is dedicated to the highest standards when it comes to governance and operations of the organization. Many projects require legal advice/service associated with land transfers, agreements and planned giving. We are also updating our policies and researching risks and liabilities associated with our activities. If you are able to spare your expertise or time please contact Renata at email@example.com.
French Translation Volunteer: Are you bilingual, have a knack for translation, and have 1-2 hours per week to dedicate to volunteering? We would love to hear from you! Please contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Board of Directors Committee Member: Opportunities are available to join one of the Nature Trust’s board committees, such as stewardship, finance, and more! Participating with us in this way can lead to learning more about the organization, as well as potential for serving on the Board of Directors. For more information, contact Past President Lynn MacKinnon at email@example.com.
Trail Maintenance / Sign Installation (Spring 2015): We’re looking for adventurous individuals to help maintain the health of our preserve trails. Duties will include basic grooming, and the disposal of any litter found and/or assistance with signage installation. Please contact our Stewardship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flora/Fauna Surveyors (Spring/Summer 2015): Wildlife surveyors are needed to help monitor and identify wildlife on our nature preserves this spring/summer. If you have a keen eye for identifying different kinds of flora, fauna and creatures, we would love to have you join us. Please contact our Stewardship Coordinator at email@example.com.
Frog Walk Guides (Summer 2015)
Frog walk guides conduct tours throughout Hyla Park Nature Preserve in Fredericton to spread awareness and enthusiasm about amphibians. If you would like to be trained as a guide, please contact our Stewardship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research/Report Writing: If you have a knack for research and report writing, we are currently looking for some assistance. This would require some visitation to the office, but could also be done from home. Please contact Renata at email@example.com or 457-2398.
Management Plan Volunteers: We’re looking for assistance in developing management plans for several new nature preserves. The final product of this volunteer opportunity is a document that is widely used by Nature Trust staff, volunteers, and other members to help guide future plans and activities on the preserves. If you’re a strong writer, possess excellent organizational skills, and have a passion for nature, please contact Renata at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Administrative Volunteers: If you have a few hours throughout the week to come work at the Nature Trust office and help with some general administrative duties, come join us! Some examples of administrative tasks we need help with include filing, organizing, preparing for newsletters send outs, updating inventory sheets, and more. Interested individuals should contact Sarah at email@example.com.
If none of these opportunities suit you, the Nature Trust is open to many ideas and suggestions. Also, the organization is often seeking self-starting volunteers to get involved with the following:
- Organizing, or joining, workdays for nature preserves
- Monitoring nature preserves
- Biological inventories
- Fundraising and promotion
- Researching land protection issues
- Desktop publishing
- Graphic design
- Stuffing envelopes
- Trail maintenance
Please call the office at (506) 457-2398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if any of the above appeals to you.
(Updated: April 2015)