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. Nurture Nature… by restoring, protecting and preserving the unique ecosystems found at the Sanctuary and promoting SLCHNS values
  2. Nurture your Nature… by connecting with the physical world, meeting likeminded people, growing your skills and giving back to your community
  3. Nurture Discovery… inspiring minds of all ages to appreciate, value and preserve the natural world around them!


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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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Meet native animals
Bird Walk Leaders
Office & Gift Shop
Administration & Marketing
Naturalist Assistant
Nature Ambassador (SNAP)
Crafts & Baking
Site Maintenance
Event Support
Board of Directors

To inquire further about volunteer opportunities, please fill out the form below.

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