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Volunteer with Us 

Are you passionate about nature, conservation and making a positive impact in your community? Join our community of outstanding volunteers at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary.  

How to apply: To get involved in the opportunities featured on this page, please complete our online volunteer application form (URL embedded). If you have any questions, please email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@swanlake.bc.ca 

Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion: The Sanctuary is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We centre human dignity and growing our connections to each other and to our environment. We believe that each of us is responsible for addressing discrimination and that we co-create peace and good relationships. 

Volunteer Opportunities

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Native Plant Sale Volunteers
Seed Sowers
Board Members
Ecosystem Restoration
Nature House Visitor Services
Nature Ambassadors
Cookie Bakers

Currently Unavailable: Fully Subscribed

Education Assistants
Animal Care Assistant

Why Volunteer?

By volunteering with us, you are contributing to our mission of conserving Nature Sanctuary lands and waters and inspiring stewardship through community engagement and collaboration. 

  • Connect with community: Join a diverse community of volunteers and staff that share your passion for nature and the environment 
  • Support education: Assist in delivering hands-on environmental education programs that inspire connection and responsibility to the natural world 
  • Preserve and restore natural areas: Contribute to conserving and restoring Nature Sanctuary lands and waters
  • Foster community engagement: Support community partnerships and visitor experience by contributing to a welcoming and accessible urban greenspace 
  • Fulfill school requirements: Students gain hands-on experience while fulfilling volunteer hour requirements 

Current Volunteers

Hours offered as in-kind are an enormous contribution each year.

In 2022, our volunteer value was $154, 404 – representing 7, 720 volunteer hours.

Volunteers in Action