CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
FARM & GARDEN HAND
Volunteers are needed year-round for routine and seasonal chores to support a small animal farm, fruit trees, edible gardens, honeybees and a greenhouse. Duties include seasonal garden and landscaping tasks, general maintenance, animal care activities such as feeding, grooming and socializing; cleaning enclosures, and other barn chores. Volunteers assist educators with school groups, and help with special events, fundraisers, and community events related to the farm and garden program.
Volunteers are needed during the months of February - June to assist with a number of spawning hatchery operational tasks. Duties includes general maintenance, cleaning, and small infrastructure projects, feeding and releasing fry, and other tasks that support a teaching hatchery. Volunteers assist educators with school groups, and help with special events, fundraisers and community activities related to the salmon program.
Volunteers walk the trails year-round on a regularly scheduled basis and answer questions and offer information about Friends of Cheakamus and the Centre’s educational programs and conservation activities. Volunteers assist with ongoing trail maintenance and serve as additional “eyes and ears” for land stewardship. Volunteers also assist with special events, and school and community trail activities.
Volunteers provide valuable support “behind the scenes” to many departments: education programs, sales & marketing, facilities, and the Cheakamus Foundation. Responsibilities include data entry, archiving, managing files, updating paperwork and other documents, taking inventory, processing mail, answering phones, and performing other general office clerk duties and errands. Office Assistants also help with special events, fundraisers and Friends of Cheakamus member events.
Volunteers lend their knowledge and expertise to deliver talks and guided interpretive walks year-round on nature-related topics for Friends of Cheakamus member events and workshops.