Whether rooting out invasive species, planting knowledge of nature, or cultivating interest in our trails; volunteers have a significant impact on the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary since its very beginnings.

Top Reasons to Volunteer at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary

  1. Connect with the natural world, with likeminded people. You will grow new skills and give back to your community.
  2. Respect the natural world through conservation and education. You will learn and be able to share your knowledge with others!
  3. Protect nature, by restoring and preserving the unique ecosystems found at the Nature Sanctuary.
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Volunteers help provide education for all ages through interactive nature experiences.  They can also be found on the trails and in the nature house connecting with local and international visitors.  There are weekly teams who fight in the ongoing battle of eliminating invasive plant species and receive delicious homemade cookies (baked by volunteers) as a reward.   From cleaning animal cages to board positions, volunteers ensure ongoing growth at the Sanctuary.

If you would like to join our vibrant and dedicated team who are Nurturing our Nature, fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

Or to learn more about volunteering at the Nature Sanctuary, email volunteer@swanlake.bc.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

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Nature Ambassador (SNAP)
Ecosystem Restoration (Tuesday/Saturday Crews)
Education Assistant
Office and Administration
Cookie bakers
Community Events
Silver Swans (fundraising)
Visitor Experience
Animal Care
Board of Directors
Bird Walk Leaders