Volunteer with the Wye Marsh
Do you want to help preserve our wetlands? Or assist with educating our youth about the environment? Do you love to interact with nature and wildlife?
Become a Wye Marsh Volunteer!
As a non-profit, charitable organization, the Friends of the Wye Marsh Inc. relies on volunteers to provide many of the services that make a visit to the marsh such an enjoyable and educational experience. We truly could not operate without our dedicated volunteers!
Volunteers work either with the public or behind the scenes while gaining experience and knowledge about wetlands, woodlands and wildlife. If you would like to become a volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Application (pdf format) or contact us directly to speak to our Volunteer Coordinator & learn more about the many opportunities to choose from.
We are currently recruiting volunteers. There are opportunities available year round in the maintenance department, ski program, assisting with environmental education, for special events and festivals, committee membership, fundraising, charity bingo and so much more.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Front Desk Respresentative
Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones and processing admission and gift store purchases. We are currently in need of on-call volunteers to fill in as needed for 4 hour shifts. Training is provided.
Charity Bingo Hall Representative
Represent Wye Marsh at the Boardwalk Gaming Centre, in the Angel Gate Plaza. This opportunity allows Wye Marsh to receive proceeds from gaming activities. Commitment of 2 hours once a month. No experience needed, and training required.
Outdoor Education Program Assistance
Duties include assisting and/or leading environmental education programs to school and community groups. Commitment is on call basis, year-round.
Bannock Roasting/ Fire Keeper
Engage with guests by teaching them how to roast bannock, a traditional pastry snack, and tend to the fire. A perfect role for those who love to be outdoors. We are looking for on-call volunteers, as well as volunteers for weekends and over the holiday break in December. Shifts of 2-4 hours.Training is provided.
Ski Shed Assistance
Wye Marsh has a full fleet of cross country skis and snowshoes for guests to enjoy our trails in the winter. Assist with the fitting of guests for this equipment, as well as getting it from the ski shed and tidying eqipment when returned. We are looking for volunteers for weekends as well as over the holiday break in December. Shifts are weather dependant, roughly 4 hours each on Sundays. Training provided.
Assist staff with our PD Day Camps, Winter BReak Day Camp, March Break Day Camp, and Summer Day camp. Roles include learning activities, setup and tear down, and supervision of campers. This is a great role for students who would like to get exprience with counselling onto their resume! Commitment of either 4 or 8 hours (with a break for lunch).