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

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Upcoming Kimberley Cranbrook events

Plant-based Potluck

Saturday, July 20

We invite you to join us for a plant-based potluck to share dishes, recipes, and knowledge with members of the Kimberley Cranbrook community!

Kimberley Community Garden Work Bees

July 5 - July 28

Whether you're big or small, young or old, new to gardening or a veteran, we'd love to have you join us in the Kimberley Community Garden!

Camp Odyssey 2024

July 8 - August 23

Our incredibly popular Camp Odyssey is back for summer of 2024! A great opportunity to have your children outside, in a safe, structured, and fun environment with week-long and day camps in Kimberley & Cranbrook.

E-Bike Raffle 2024

Thursday, August 29

For our 2024 E-Bike Raffle, we are offering the chance to win one Liv Amiti E+ 3 — all you have to do is pick your destination and enjoy the journey!

Kimberley Farmers' Market 2024

June 20 - September 19

The Kimberley Farmers' Market will be serving up fresh produce from local farmers, crafts from local artisans, live music, and delicious food for you to enjoy each Thursday throughout the summer!

Forest and Nature School: Fall 2024 Programs

September 6 - December 20

Forest and Nature School offers regular and repeated access to nature across every season which allows children to become the magic themselves, showing us what an amazing teacher nature is herself.

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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