Become part of a community of people inspired by nature! Our volunteers have a keen interest in the natural world around them and a love of sharing it with others!
Our nature centre developed with a foundation of volunteer support. Volunteer Naturalists take part in all aspects of the Centre's operations. They share their time, a valuable resource that is necessary for us to meet the needs of our community.
Most volunteers begin as Exhibit Rovers. In this role they help greet visitors as they arrive to the Centre and help them make the most of their visit.
After learning the basics as an Exhibit Rover, volunteers often help in other ways. They help as Program Assistants, Trail Rovers, or behind the scenes. Volunteer Naturalists commit to a term of at least six months and help out on a regular basis.
There are abundant opportunities at the Nature Centre and so many ways that you can get involved. No experience necessary! We provide the training and ongoing support.
Exhibit Rovers interact with our visitors. They help provide an interpretive experience connecting visitors to our exhibit program. They support our mission and vision by representing the Centre whenever we are open.
Provide an enjoyable and meaningful experience for Nature Centre visitors.
Interpret Nature Centre exhibits.
Connect visitors with staff when appropriate.
Trail Rovers are the eyes and ears of the Nature Centre. They report observations and photos from the various parks in Lethbridge. They support our mission and vision by representing the Centre from the trails. Rovers often share their knowledge of the river valley. This helps visitors understand and appreciate what they are experiencing.
Report sightings of plants, mammals, birds, and insects.
Engage with trail users when appropriate.
Report trail user statistics and damage reports.
Program Assistants help us offer memorable experiences! They work with staff to deliver compelling, interactive, and memorable programs. They support our mission and vision by mentoring program participants. They often help with programs like: Big Bird Little Bird (ages 2-5), Junior Naturalists (ages 6-10), Extreme by Nature (ages 11-15), and Day Camps.
Provide help to Program Leaders on Nature Centre programs.
Help to provide an enjoyable and meaningful experience for participants.
Looking for a Shorter Volunteer Commitment?
If you cannot commit to our Naturalist Volunteer Team, consider joining our Conservation Project Team!
Helping with Conservation Projects is a great way to get involved and make a difference. You can join a group, organize your own, or take part as an individual.
Become part of a community of people inspired by nature!