Volunteer

We are always looking for good people like you..

The strength of Allan Brooks Nature Centre is in our volunteers and donors, in fact we couldn’t do it without you! Many hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars are donated every year to help maintain and sustain our public programming, bringing quality interpretive experiences to the lives of youth and their families. You do not have to give a lot of time or money to make an impact at ABNC. There are a wide range of opportunities – for the nature lover, weekend explorer, good neighbour, community builder, and handy persons. We’d love to have you on our support team!

Current Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Education Program Volunteers
Volunteers are in charge of teaching 30-minute established lesson plans to groups of 10-15 students ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Volunteers will be needed during week days all year round. Morning and afternoon times available. Please Contact Allan Brooks Nature Centre’s Education Program Coordinator Chantelle Adams at [email protected] or 250-260-4227 for more information.

Special Event Attendants 2 – 3 for the following dates:

Friday, Dec. 85 – 8pm – Silver Star Light Up @ Silver Star Mtn Resort Village
Saturday, Dec 912 – 5pm – JCI Alternative Gift Fair @ The Schubert Centre

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!

Volunteer Satisfaction Survey
We want to hear from you! We know we could improve our Volunteer Program and with your input we’ll be sure to do so. Please take two minutes to complete the Volunteer Satisfaction Survey – look for it in your inbox next Friday, Nov. 24th. Thanks in advance for participating!

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)*