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Volunteer Opportunities

EcoCamp Counsellor

Do you enjoy spending time outdoors, amongst the trees and at the beach? Do you like working with children? Tap into your passion and help connect young people with nature by volunteering as an EcoCamp Counsellor this summer!

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) runs outdoor day camps for children ages 7 – 11 based in Stanley Park each spring and summer. This is an incredible opportunity to become familiar with the Park, gain experience working and teaching children in an educational & outdoor setting, and help empower children to connect with nature in meaningful ways. EcoCamp Counsellors will help to deliver outdoor, nature-based day camps.

We are seeking creative, innovative and passionate counsellors for this role. Applicants must be available for training during the week of June 26 – July 1st, and commit to at least two weeks of camp (4 hour shifts).

Position: EcoCamp Counsellor Location: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC Hours: 20 hours/week, minimum of 2 weeks

EcoCamps run July 5 – September 3 2021.

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EcoRangers

Looking to develop your leadership skills? Curious about environmental education in Stanley Park? Want to spruce up your knowledge of local plants and animals? Apply to become an EcoRanger and spend the summer sharing your passion for ecology with the visitors of Stanley Park. 

EcoRangers work in pairs as roving naturalists in the park, answering visitors' questions about local animals and plants, and providing other important on-the-spot interpretation. Be trained by experts on Stanley Park’s wildlife, plants and natural history, as well as in interpretive and public engagement skills.  

“I learned a lot more about the work that SPES does, BC’s ecosystems, and had the awesome chance to meet new friends and interact with the public on a regular basis and share my knowledge and passion.  Volunteering with SPES was really the best part of my 2020.” EcoRanger Volunteer, 2020     

Stanley Park Ecology Society is a community-based, not for profit organization dedicated to encouraging stewardship of our natural world through environmental education and action. 

Volunteering as an EcoRanger is a great way to get valuable hands on experience in beautiful Stanley Park, learn more about nature and make new friends! 

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EcoCamp Assistant

Do you enjoy working with children and spending time outdoors?  You can help connect young people with nature by volunteering as an EcoCamp Assistant this summer!

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) runs outdoor day camps for children ages 7 – 11 based in Stanley Park each spring and summer. This is an incredible opportunity to become familiar with the Park, gain experience working with children in an educational & outdoor setting, and help empower children to connect with nature in meaningful ways. EcoCamp Assistants will be working with camp staff to provide a quality day camp experience for kids in nature!

We are looking for multiple camp assistants to help with EcoCamp. Applicants must be available for a 5-hour training session on June 29 and June 30th, and commit to at least one week of camp (4 hour shifts).

EcoCamps run July 5 – September 3, 2021.

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Co-Existing with Coyotes Info Line Responders

After undergoing training with the Co-existing with Coyotes(CwC) Coordinator, the volunteer will respond to public inquiries and concerns regarding coyotes by answering messages from our coyote information line and e-mail. The volunteer will suggest measures to prevent human/coyote conflict, answer questions regarding coyote natural history, notify the coordinator of emergency situations or sightings of aggressive coyotes, and enter coyote sighting information into the database (this may be done from home after undergoing training). There will also be opportunities to assist the CwC Coordinator with community events, workshops, and special project work, if interested.

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