Here is a list of current volunteer opportunities available with the Nature Trust:
NEW – Frog Walk Guide Assistants
We are looking for keen individuals to train as Frog Walk Interpreters to lead Frog Walks at Hyla Park Nature Preserve and to assist with larger groups. Public Frog Walks will take place every Wednesday evening from June 1 to August 31 and walks with private groups will take place at various times throughout the week. If interested, please email Kaela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW – 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 email@example.com.
NEW – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: May 2016