Volunteer

 

Volunteers serve as the foundation of our organization. Whether you have special skills to offer our organization or are looking to gain new skills through work experience with us, we can always use your help.

Volunteer opportunities include…

Event Planning Committees

  1. Pilgrimage to Burns Bog
  2. Jog for the Bog
  3. Golf Tournament

 

Education/Outreach Program

  • Our education, summer camps, and outreach programs are consistently growing and we need volunteers with an eagerness to help develop and deliver these programs.
  • Suitable for: Those interested in education and working with schools and the public.
  • Requirements: No experience necessary, however, creativity, working with children, and teaching or education experience is an asset.
  • Duties:
    • Preparing materials, equipment, and supplies used in education programs
    • Participating in outreach events at festivals, farmers markets, and other venues throughout the lower mainland.
    • brainstorming ideas for current and future education projects

 

Day Camp Volunteers (Youth volunteer opportunity- Grade 10 and up)

  • Duties:
    • Supervision and monitoring children
    • Aiding and participating in all activities, games, and arts and crafts
    • Preparing for camp activities – setting up equipment, preparing crafts, etc.

 

Volunteer tour guides

  1. Receive training to help give educational and interpretive tours. Science or environmental background required.

 

Boardwalk Maintenance

  • The two boardwalks (i.e. inner and outer) that run through the Delta Nature Reserve measure over 3 km combined and is in desperate need of repair!
  • Suitable for: those who enjoy using their hands, working outdoors, and not afraid of working up a sweat.
  • Requirements: No experience necessary. Handy people comfortable around tools are an asset.
  • Duties:
    • Moving lumber
    • Stapling metal grates down
    • Removing old planks and replacing with new
    • Hammering

 

Scientific Research Project

  • There still remains a lot of base-line research that need to be conducted in order to further understand and protect the bog.  We are open to hearing research project ideas and will work collaboratively and supportively with you on the study.
  • Suitable for: Those interested in learning about the bog environment in detail and gaining experience as a researcher
  • Requirements: Experience conducting scientific studies and researching using recognized, respectable academic resources.  Minimum Bachelor’s degree
  • Possible Project ideas:
    • Hydrology studies
    • Carbon holding capacity of Peat
    • Peatland management
    • Wildlife surveys

 

Photography

  • Suitable for: Those interested in the bog environment and a passion for photography
  • Requirements: Good photography skills and a high-quality camera
  • Duties: Taking pictures of flora and fauna in the bog and at various events and activities the Society participates in (e.g. jog for the bog, day camps, etc.)

 

Administrative Duties

  • Suitable for: Those looking to gain experience working in an office environment
  • Requirements: No experience necessary
  • Duties:
    • Administrative duties (e.g. photocopying, filing, answering phones, data entry, etc.)
    • Preparing mail-outs

 

Communication Assistant

  • Suitable for: Tech-savvy people who enjoy their social media and creative media
  • Requirements: Experience using social media sites (e.g. Facebook, twitter, Instagram, etc.) Experience with using Photoshop, Publisher, and In-Design and creative eye are an asset.
  • Duties:
  • Updating social media sites and websites
  • Creating e-newsletters and  sending out mass email campaigns
  • Creating advertising campaigns

 

Burns Bog Board
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 Contact Eliza at 604-572-0373 if you think you would enjoy being on the Society’s Board

 

IMG_0575June 9th Boardwalk Repair Day

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If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please email info@burnsbog.org with your availability and what type of volunteering opportunities interest you.  Once we receive your volunteer request, we will respond and may contact you for an interview. Thank you!

All volunteers undergo a Criminal Record Check to protect the safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff. A Criminal Record Check is free of charge for volunteers.