Volunteer

We are always looking for good people like you..

The strength of Allan Brooks Nature Centre is in our volunteer supporters and donors, in fact we couldn’t do it without you! We are grateful for the many hundreds of hours of volunteer contributions we receive each year, which helps to sustain our public programming, bringing quality interpretive experiences, events and programs to the lives of youth and their families in our community. Even a small contribution can make a big impact at ABNC. And there is a wide range of opportunities for those wanting to make a contribution. We provide orientation and training for all new and returning volunteers throughout the year. If you would like more information or to express your interest in current or upcoming opportunities, please give us a call (250.260.4227) or email (info at abnc.ca). Thank you for your consideration – we look forward to hearing from you!

Current Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Workbee Crew
In early April we will once again bring the Nature Centre back to life and order for our 2018 season. We are looking for numerous individuals willing to lend a hand on one or more occasions during the morning or afternoon of April 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13, 2018.

Exhibits and Displays Volunteers
ABNC is looking for volunteers to help update displays in the Discovery and Habitat rooms this Spring! If you would be interested in helping to create and/ or install new materials please contact our Education Program Coordinator, Chantelle Adams at [email protected] or 250-260-4227.

Education Program Volunteers
Education Program Volunteers lead 30-minute established lesson plans to groups of 8-15 students ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Volunteers Interpreters are needed throughout the year and especially during the spring (April – June) and autumn (September and October). Morning and afternoon times available. Please Contact: Chantelle Adams, ABNC Education Program Coordinator at education at abnc.ca or 250-260-4227 for more information.

Events Crew & Attendants
Events Crew and Attendants help with the set-up and facilitation of public events and programs at Allan Brooks Nature Centre. Depending on the nature of the event, Events Crew of two to six+ people work as a team to set-up tents, tables, chairs and equipment, meet and greet public

Sunday, April 15; 11 – 4pm – Allan Brooks Nature Centre Season Open House
Sunday, May 6; All Day – SORCO 30th Annual Public Open House in Oliver, BC

Buildings & Grounds Crew
We are seeking carpenters and construction crew for the Grassland Theatre Project as well as some cabinetry work in the Brooks Nature Trailer. If you have time and interest to join a work crew, we’d love to hear from you! Or, if you know someone who has time and interest to learn more about these and other projects we’re working on, we could certainly use your help!

Program Assistants/Interpreters       

  • School Groups
  • Summer Camp & Birthday Parties
  • Tours for General Public
  • Display Maintenance

Minimum 4 hours per month

Special Events

  • Assisting in the organization and hosting at events
  • Art/Photography/Videography
  • Sign/Posters/ Writing
    • Garage sale – organizing, assisting, driving

As required: 4 – 8 hours per event

Visitor Services

  • Greet visitors
  • Admissions / Cashier
  • Customer Service
  • Gift Shop & Concession

Minimum 4 hours per week

Grasslands and Naturescaping

  • Invasive Plant Control
  • Gardening
  • Trail Maintenance

2 – 4 hours per month

Office and Resource

  • Computer/Database Maintenance
  • Library/Research

3- 6 hours per month

Buildings and Maintenance

  • Construction & Light Mechanics
  • Carpentry
  • Painting and general building upkeep

2 – 4 hours per month

Special Skills

  • Social Media/Marketing
  • Engineers (structural, civil, etc)
  • Drafting
  • Photography/Videography

Time commitments according to project needs

Committees

  • Festival Planning
  • Stewardship
  • Fundraising
  • Buildings & Grounds

Approximately 3 – 4 hours per month


Apply:

To learn more about our Volunteer Opportunities we welcome you to drop in during our open season April 15 – October 31, or call the Nature Centre year-round at 250-260-4227 or email [email protected]

To apply now save the .pdf below to your computer, type into the saved .pdf, save again, and email it to us at [email protected].

ABNC_Volunteer_Application_Form (.pdf)*