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 Kimberley Cranbrook is seeking volunteers to support our education, conservation, and regeneration projects in the Kimberley and Cranbrook communities!


How to Apply

Step 1: Please check out our volunteer groups below to learn what kind of tasks you might like to be involved with
Step 2: Complete the form through the “Volunteer with us!” button
Step 3: Wait to hear back from us for the next steps

Volunteer with us!


Volunteer Group Types

Local Food Volunteer Group
Our branch operates four local food projects which are Apple Capture, Backyard Farmers, Kimberley Community Garden, and the Kimberley Farmers’ Market.

As a volunteer in this group, depending on your interests and experience, your responsibilities may include:

  • Brainstorming ideas to support or add to current projects
  • Developing plans to implement new ideas
  • Planning events around current issues in our area to raise awareness
  • Putting up/taking down posters
  • Assisting with general garden maintenance such as weeding, watering, and harvesting
  • Building and maintaining several backyard gardens in Kimberley
  • Moving heavy equipment, picking apples, and maintaining equipment
  • Assisting with the Kimberley Farmers’ Market

Current opportunities:

  1. Kimberley Community Garden
  2. Backyard Farmers
  3. Kimberley Farmers’ Market


Sustainability Volunteer Group
Our Sustainability Volunteer Group takes on opportunities that make a big difference. These may be one-time events or as simple as making repurposed soap.

Current opportunities:

  1. Outreach

 

Board Member Volunteer Group
Our board members are diverse and passionate serving one-year terms or staying active for years. Elections take place at our Annual General Meeting for new and returning board members.

 

Parks Volunteer Group
Our branch is responsible for maintaining and enhancing two parks: the Marysville Eco Park and Cranbrook’s Spooner Park. We believe that providing communities with accessible green space is critical to mental and emotional well-being. Inner city parks are critical to the health of all local residents, which includes not only humans, but local flora and fauna. 

Volunteers in this group will be supporting the Branch Manager and the Community Coordinator. Responsibilities may include, depending on your interests and experience:

  • Participating in work parties including tree, shrub, and seed planting; pruning; weeding; and working with various tools and equipment
  • Brainstorming ideas to support or add to current or future parks projects
  • Developing plans to implement new parks initiatives
  • Engaging in parks-related discussions around issues such as park multi-user conflict, private land development on community trails, and more
  • Assisting in the design, construction, installation, and maintenance of parks infrastructure such as picnic tables

Current opportunities:

  1. Marysville Eco Park
  2. Spooner Park

Kimberley Cranbrook News

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With amazement, another year has come and gone but what’s even more amazing is the work we have achieved — with your help of course! Take a moment with us, and reflect on just how much our communities come together to support each other and our environment. Read More 
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Upcoming Kimberley Cranbrook events

Wild Ideas Kimberley Cranbrook: Breaking down barriers to entry

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Tim Chapman will be speaking about the importance of connecting youth with the environment by empowering skillset growth through working with partners from environmental and community-based organizations to address change locally.

Seedy Sunday Kimberley

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Whether you're a gardening pro or just starting to get your hands dirty, there is much to be shared, so join us for Seedy SUNDAY to plan for the upcoming growing season and to connect, exchange, and learn!

Forest and Nature School: Winter 2024 Programs

January 5 - March 12, 2024

Using play-based, child-led, emergent curriculum, young explorers are offered time and space to build, play, and engage with one another. With regular and repeated access to nature across every season the children become the magic themselves, showing us what an amazing teacher nature is herself.

Spring Camp Odyssey 2024

March 20 - March 28, 2024

Yes, you better believe it — we are hosting a spring break version of Camp Odyssey! 

Co-Community Cleanup 2024

Saturday, April 20, 2024

This all-ages event is a fantastic opportunity to get outdoors, team up with family and friends, and do your part to give Cranbrook and Kimberley a spring clean.

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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

97 Wallinger Ave
Kimberley, BC V1A 1Y6

Office Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (by appointment only)
Phone: 250-427-2535

kimcran@wildsight.ca