The Nature Trust would not be able to operate without the support of many dedicated volunteers. Thank you to those who have supported us in this way over the years!
Here is a list of current volunteer opportunities available with the Nature Trust:
Frog Walk Leaders
Are you interested in leading frog walks this summer for the Nature Trust? If so, the Nature Trust will be hosting a frog walk leader training on July 6th at Hyla Park Nature Preserve from 7-8 PM. The committment is flexible – you let us know your availability and we will work with you on specific dates. If you are interested in joining the training session, contact Kaela at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (506) 458-7556.
Nature Trust Representatives for Public Events
Do you love meeting new people? Are you interested in getting involved with the Nature Trust in your community, helping to spread the word about land conservation, stewardship, and the various ways of becoming involved? The Nature Trust is looking to train volunteers to represent the Nature Trust at public events with an informational booth. If you would like to learn more, please email our Engagement Organizer, Bethany at email@example.com
Trail Monitoring and Maintenance Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to walk our trails and report back on their condition and any maintenance needs. We are also looking for volunteers to help us maintain our trails, which involves upkeep for trail markers and signage, clearing branches and vegetation from trail, and cleaning up garbage. If interested, please contact Richelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maritimes Marsh Monitoring Program
We are looking for birders to help monitor marsh birds on several of our nature preserves as part of the Maritimes Marsh Monitoring Program. For more information, contact Richelle at email@example.com.
We are looking for volunteers to help with surveying of flora and fauna on several of our nature preserves this spring. If you would like to learn more, please email our Stewardship Coordinator Richelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Stewardship Group Leaders and Volunteers
Are you interested in getting involved with the Nature Trust in your community? The Nature Trust is developing stewardship groups for a number of our nature preserves throughout the province, and we are searching for individuals to become dedicated stewards in their own regions. If you would like to learn more, please email our Stewardship Coordinator Richelle at email@example.com
Management Plan Writing
We are looking for assistance in writing and updating the management plans for our nature preserves. This task includes interpreting and documenting the ecological, geological and historical features of our properties, as well as identifying directions for action in the future. If you would like to learn more, please contact Richelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pro bono legal and accounting advisors/volunteers
Nature Trust is dedicated to the highest standards when it comes to governance and operations of the organization. We are looking for a legal council in regards to new development of policies for the organization. If you are willing to help please contact Renata at email@example.com.
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 Trustee Emeritus Lynn MacKinnon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
(Updated: June 2017)