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 nature interpretive experiences, events and programs to life for 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 [email protected] Thank you for your consideration - we look forward to hearing from you!


Current Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Fall Garage Sale

Our Fall Garage Sale is fast approaching and we've already begun collecting and sorting donations. If you're interested in helping sort items up at the centre, or you'd like to help pick up items in the community, please contact Michelle Hudon at [email protected] for more information.

Visitor Services

Join our visitor services team and help us provide guests with an amazing experience. Visitor service volunteers assist with greeting guests, admissions and cash, customer services and gift shop. Various shifts are available Tuesday-Sundays 9am-4pm. Contact Michelle Hudon at [email protected] to volunteer today.

Buildings & Grounds Crew

Would you like to help us around the grounds, level new trails and build wheel-friendly seating for our Grassland Theatre, or assist with buildings and grounds maintenance? We are seeking individuals like you that have carpentry skills and time to lend a hand. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle Hudon at [email protected]

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.

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Please Note: Screening practices are in place for all volunteer positions at Allan Brooks Nature Centre.


Volunteer Roles and Descriptions

Position Title Position Description

Educational Assistant/
Nature Interpreter:

Assists the education coordinator in the setup of presentations and speaks to groups about a variety of educational nature topics.

Public Events:

Assists the event coordinator in preparing for, setting up, hosting and taking down special events; represents the Nature Centre at on-site and off-site events.

Garage Sale Crew:

Helps with site preparation & takedown, sorting, and displaying of donations, bargaining and other tasks required to run our Mega Garage Sales in May and September.

Visitor Services/
Front Desk:

Welcomes visitors as they arrive, builds on knowledge and understanding of the Nature Centre and promotes enjoyment of nature.

Photographer:

Photographs special events, activities and nature for record keeping and promotional use.

Grounds & Garden Maintenance:

Assists in the upkeep of the grasslands, trails and grounds of the Nature Centre.

Office Support:

Provides administrative support with general clerical duties.

Building
Maintenance

Assists in the upkeep and maintenance of the Nature Centre buildings and assists with equipment maintenance.

Volunteer
Stewardship
Program:

This is an event based program where volunteers will learn about and assist us with identification and management of invasive plants on our grounds. There may be additional volunteer stewardship opportunities as well.