Volunteer with Us

Are you searching for an opportunity to connect with your community, while also getting involved in local environmental initiatives? If so, you are in the right place. Wildsight Invermere is seeking volunteers to support our conservation, restoration & outreach projects in Invermere.

Please email invermere@wildsight.ca to let us know what you’re interested in. Join our volunteer mailing list here (and don’t forget to check off Invermere) and be the first to know when opportunities arise!

Volunteer Groups

  1. Citizen Science and Bighorn Sheep Monitoring 
  2. Restoration & Weed Pulls
  3. Farmers Market 
  4. Outreach Events & Fundraising  
  5. Board Member 

1.Bighorn Sheep Monitoring 2023-2024

We are holding a monthly Bighorn sheep monitoring event. No experience is needed to be a citizen science sheep monitor, just the ability to walk and be outside for 3-4 hours. We will provide you with orientation and tools to do the monitoring. This is in support of our Bighorn Sheep Conservation and Biodiversity project. By participating in the program, volunteers actively contribute to the project’s objectives by assisting in monitoring activities such as observing and documenting bighorn sheep sightings, recording behavioural observations, and collecting data on habitat use. 

Please register here if you are interested.

While previous monitoring skills are advantageous, they are not necessary. However, we do require volunteers to have a positive attitude, a keen interest in learning about native flora and fauna, and a genuine love for our Bighorn Sheep. Additional information about the program can be found here.

Location: North and south ends of Columbia Lake

Requirements:

  • Active individuals capable of hiking or biking to effectively monitor sheep
  • General knowledge or a willingness to learn the Fast Fields monitoring program (a user-friendly digital tool)
  • Possession of a cellphone or tablet (this is mandatory)
  • General knowledge or a willingness to learn about local flora and fauna
  • Self-starter attitude
  • Willingness to work outdoors, as monitoring will take place regardless of weather conditions

2. Restoration & Weed Pulls 

Please check back in spring 2024 

3. Farmers Market 

Please check back in spring 2024

4. Outreach Event & Fundraising

ongoing 

5. Become a Board Member

Our board members are a diverse and passionate team, some serving a one-year term while others remain active for several years. If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, we invite you to email us at invermere@wildsight.ca to inquire about the date of our next meeting. You’re welcome to attend and get a firsthand experience of what we are all about. Formal elections for board positions occur at our Annual General Meeting, which takes place every spring.

Not ready to commit to being a board member?

Perhaps join one of the following committees by emailing us at invermere@wildsight.ca

  • Climate Resilience Committee 
  • Forestry Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • HR Committee
  • SPARK Committee
  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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Upcoming Invermere events

Gardening in a Drought

Sunday, April 28, 2024

In partnership with Groundswell and Old Blue Truck Farm Worried about your garden this year? Wanting to reduce…

Gardenless Growing

May 2 - May 4, 2024

No garden? No problem! Learn about ground-free growing alternatives for a variety of spaces and budgets, then…

Edible Adventure from Farm to Table

Friday, May 24, 2024

Growing food is an adventure, it’s an exploration deep into the ground and a continuous relationship with…

Bighorn Sheep Citizen Monitoring

April 21 - November 3, 2024

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Join The Team

Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Branch Information

Contact

625 4th St
Box 601
Invermere, BC V0A 1K0
Phone: 250.409.5708
invermere@wildsight.ca