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) and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off to Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre.
Please email email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Front Desk Representative
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.
Duties include leading a group on a hike through Wye Marsh, and providing context about the centre as well as the wildlife/ plant life found in our area. Trail Ambassadors will also liaise with guests and participate in citizen science initiatives such as updating the sightings board. No prior knowledge is needed, training is provided. If you like being outdoors and meeting new people, this is an ideal role for you! Commitment is May-October, roughly 4-8 hours per month. To read the full description, please click here.
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 is provided.
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.
Duties include guiding a group of 7-9 people on a 1 hour canoe tour of Wye Marsh. This means sterning/ steering an 8-10 person canoe for the group, explaining safe paddling, and educating the group about some of teh wildlife/ plantlife found in Wye Marsh. No prior knowledge is required, traiing is provided. Experience canoeing is an asset. Commitment is May-October roughly 6-15 hours per month.
Bannock Roasting/ Fire Keeper
Duties include to build and maintain a small fire, and we explain to guests what Bannock is, and the steps in roasting it. This role is excellent for someone who enjoys being outdoors and interacting with others. Shifts are on an on-call basis and range from 2-3 hours. No experience needed, and training is provided.
Trumpeter Swan Monitoring
As part of the Trumpeter Swan Monitoring Program, volunteers fill the feed buckets for the Trumpeter Swans, as well as record which swans are in the area based on tag number. Time Commitment: 9:30am-10:30am weekly on Wednesdays or Sundays from November—April. Training is provided.
Ski Shed Assistance
Duties include outfitting guests with appropriate snowshoe and cross-county ski rentals, light cleaning/ tidying of rental area, and maintaining positive engagements with guests. Training will be provided for this role. Time Commitment: 11am - 3pm Saturdays or Sundays once ski trails open.