Current Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Restoration Team
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Volunteers will be removing and disposing of invasive species on Christmas Hill. Meet your volunteer leader at the Nicholson Streen entrance. You do not need any previous restoration experience, just a readiness to get your hands dirty and enthusiasm for the outdoors. Bring a lunch, snacks and reusable water bottle. It is mandatory that proper oudoor footware (hiking or rain boots) be worn. Please remember to dress for the weather. Any tools you will need will be provided, we will work with you and we are happy to teach you how to complete the various tasks. You can work at your own pace.
For more information, or to be added to the volunteer email list, contact our Restoration Technician Co-op Student, Charlotte Houston, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have trouble finding us when you get on-site call 778.679.6087.
Nature House Reception / Administrative Support
Mondays 9:30 to 12:30
Tuesdays 9:30 to 12:30
Thursdays 1:00 to 4:00
Fridays 1:00 to 4:00
Saturdays 11:30 to 1:30 OR 1:30 to 3:30
Sundays 12 to 4 p.m.
Please make a commitment to 36 shifts, same day each week. Duties include answering phones, taking program registrations & payments, assisting with the preparation of program materials, general secretarial support, and assisting visitors to the Nature House. Email email@example.com.
Senior Crafters – Silver Swans Quilting
Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Held at Saanich Silver Threads, 286 Hampton Rd (near Tillicum)
Join our quilt group led by Margaret Lidkea of Swan Lake to learn to quilt, have fun and make items to sell for Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. FREE ... ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED.
For more information call Margaret at: 250.595.8084
The Board of Directors for Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is seeking enthusiastic new board members with one or more of the following skills: legal expertise, financial acumen, biology background, fund raising experience, educational background, and understanding of Not-for-Profits. Interested individuals should contact Chair Jody_Watson@hotmail.com or the Swan Lake Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Special Event Staff
The last Sunday of each month during the school year we host a special event celebrating a special part of Swan Lake: Bees, Wildflowers, Spiders, Reptiles, etc. If you enjoy people and like sharing your knowledge and love of nature let us know. We can always use help with nature crafts, face painting, and our education programs. Email email@example.com.
Join our site restoration team every Tuesday morning at 9:00 am or every Thursday morning at 10:00 am. Volunteers work on a variety of projects ranging from trail maintenance to invasive plant removal. Shifts are 2 hours with coffee and cookies afterwards. Check in at the Information Counter 10 minutes before the shift start time. This is a drop-in program so you do not need to pre-register. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy footwear, and bring a refillable water bottle.
We’re looking for a creative sewing wizard who can assist our program manager by designing and creating a series of costumes to be used in our nature education programs. Contact Scott Mair at 250- 479-0211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.