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VOLUNTEER Naturalist


Do you love kids? Do you love nature?


Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is looking for an enthusiastic and nature inspired volunteer to join our team guiding children aged 4-6 in exploring and engaging in their environment.


Our programs focus weekly on a different theme, using creativity, adventure and hands on play to teach the importance and wonder of the ecological community in which we live.


Bring out your inner kid and help us inspire the next generation of biologist, naturalist, or ecologically minded citizens.


Must be available for one of the following session times:


Feb and March - Wednesdays - 9am-Noon

Feb and March - Wednesdays - 12:30pm-3:30pm

Feb and March - Fridays - 9am-Noon

Feb and March - Fridays - 12:30pm-3:30pm

March - Fridays - 9am-Noon


Please apply at or by calling the office at 250.479.0211. Please indicate which session time(s) you are available for.


Student Field Assistant

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is pleased to offer a summer job opportunity to a qualified student with a background in natural areas management, horticulture, conservation biology, geography, environmental studies and biology. Successful candidates will support our many programs including: site maintenance, building maintenance, trails maintenance, weed control, ecological restoration projects, and general labour including heavy lifting and carpentry.

Eligible Student Participants

To be eligible to participate in this initiative, individuals must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations


  • General labour: trail maintenance, carpentry, landscaping, weeding
  • Sciences: Plant identification, propagation, general biology
  • Invasive Plant Management: Plant Identification, mechanical treatments
  • Able to use tools such as lawn mowers, brush cutters, garden tools, shovels etc.
  • Able to use basic carpentry tools
  • Class five drivers’ licence
  • Willing to work outdoors in all kinds of weather
  • Ability to work independently and have demonstrated the ability to work as part of a team
  • Field work that includes operation of a canoe, water safety awareness

Duration and Hours of Work

Employment Duration: Summer 2015; Exact dates to be determined

Remuneration: $15/hour (based on 35 hour work week)

Closing date: February 15th, 2015

TO APPLY (or for further information):


Co-op students should identify their program.


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