Bird Monitor Volunteer Team Leader

Application closing date: August 1, 2018


Stanley Park Ecology Society’s monthly Bird Counts engage people in nature by using birds as a gateway to local biodiversity. We seek to increase awareness of birds and their environment and collect baseline data for Stanley Park while sharing bird watching and bird ID skills with the public. Volunteers of all birding skill levels are welcome to join, with more experienced volunteers helping to train beginners.


The Bird Monitor Volunteer Team Leader helps to prepare for each monthly bird count by sending emails to volunteers before and after the count, collating data, writing a monthly report and leading the survey. We are looking for a passionate volunteer to continue the legacy left by our long term Bird Monitor Volunteer Team Leader.


Time commitment

5-6 hours per month

Long-term commitment preferred



  • Prepare equipment, safety gear and other items prior to the event
  • Coordinate, meet and greet volunteers, ensure they have completed agreements and recorded hours
  • Coordinate with Nature House staff to ensure surveys are delivered on time
  • Lead volunteers in bird monitoring during the 3 hour survey
  • Ability (or high motivation to learn how) to identify birds by sight and sound
  • Continue data collection on species presence and abundance in the vicinity of Lost Lagoon and Beaver Lake
  • Collate data and report findings using established scientific protocol



  • Gain volunteer experience in the field of environmental conservation and wildlife monitoring while working in a beautiful outdoor setting
  • Make an important contribution to the conservation and restoration of habitats in Stanley Park
  • Gain experience leading wildlife surveys and managing volunteers
  • Develop team building, leadership, and project organization skills
  • Twice yearly volunteer appreciation events
  • Letter of reference available after a minimum 30 hours of service



  • Advanced birding skills (auditory and visual ID of birds)
  • Experience in data collection
  • Experience leading a public program
  • Familiar with the work carried out by Stanley Park Ecology Society
  • First Aid qualification an advantage
  • Enthusiastic and comfortable speaking to groups
  • Genuine interest in environmental stewardship, community volunteer engagement, and environmental non-profits


Application Procedure

Please contact Tobias Jones (SPES Volunteer Coordinator) if you are interested in this opportunity.


Address: Stanley Park Ecology Society, PO Box 5167, Vancouver, BC V6B 4B2


For email applications, please put job title – “Bird Monitor Volunteer Team Leader” – and your name in the subject heading.


In your response, along with your resume please:

  1. Indicate why you are interested in this position
  2. Indicate why you believe you are well suited to volunteer for this position
  3. Outline any relevant experience you may have