Volunteering Opportunities

Eco Team Volunteer

The Eco Team is perfect for volunteers who want to have a flexible schedule.  There is no minimum commitment, so it is perfect for volunteers who want to come out an try a new experience in Pacific Spirit Regional Park or buildup volunteer hours.  Volunteers under 13 year must be accompanied by an adult.  Eco Team Volunteers meet on Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 to remove invasive plants and plant native species. Interested? Simply sign up for an event on our Meet Up page or send an email to Krista at volunteer@pacificspiritparksociety.org.

Benefits:

  • Build up volunteer hours
  • Flexible commitment
  • Delicious snacks
  • Invite your friends

Eco Team Leaders

The Eco Team depends on a crew of knowledgable skilled-volunteer leaders to teach volunteers about forest restoration and ensure safe use of tools during events.  If you have experience in restoration work and leadership skills, than this may be a perfect position for you.  Applicants should be 16 years or older and be able to commit to at least one shift per month on Saturdays from 1:00-4:00. Training for new leaders is provided by Metro Vancouver Regional Park Operations Staff.  Please email Krista at volunteer@pacificspiritparksociety.org if you are interested in applying.

Benefits:

  • Reference letters upon request (minimum of 12 volunteer hours)
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Learn about invasive species and their impacts on natural habitats
  • Meet others with an interest in ecology and restoration

GPS Invasive Plant Mapping Volunteers

Joining the GPS Invasive Plant Mapping Team is a great way to gain experience in the environmental science field.  GPS skills are important for many employment opportunities and volunteering with this team would be an asset to your resume.  Applicants should be 14 years or older and be able to commit to at least one shift per month on Saturdays from 9:00-12:00. Training for new leaders is provided by the PSPS Invasive Mapping Coordinators and Metro Vancouver Regional Park Operations Staff each September.  If you are looking to gain GPS experience, please email Krista at volunteer@pacificspiritparksociety.org.

Benefits:

  • Reference letters upon request (minimum of 12 volunteer hours)
  • Develop GPS mapping and data collection skills
  • Learn about invasive species and their impacts on natural habitats
  • Meet others with an interest in GPS and the environment

GPS Invasive Plant Mapping Leaders

This Leadership position is available to volunteers who have demonstrated leadership and GSP skills through PSPS programs or through similar opportunities.  Applicants should be 18 years or older and be able to commit to at least one shift per month on Saturdays from 8:45-12:15. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Krista at volunteer@pacificspiritparksociety.org to apply for this skilled-volunteer leadership position.

Benefits:

  • Reference letters upon request (minimum of 12 volunteer hours)
  • Develop GPS mapping and leadership skills
  • Learn about invasive species and their impacts on natural habitats
  • Meet others with an interest in GPS and the environment

Environmental Educators

Are you interested in teaching children about the wonderful hidden treasures in nature?  PSPS runs several environmental education events in the Pacific Spirit Regional Park.  PSPS Environmental Educators will have the opportunity to be mentored by environmental experts, before designing and implementing programming.  All training and materials will be provided by the Pacific Spirit Park Society (PSPS).  Applicants should be 16 years or older. To request an application, please email Krista at volunteer@pacificspiritparksociety.org.

Benefits:

  • Reference letters upon request (minimum of 12 volunteer hours)
  • Develop curriculum planning and leadership skills
  • Learn about the many ecosystems in Pacific Spirit Regional Park
  • Connect with experts and like-minded individuals interested in the environment and education