Volunteer With Us

Are you searching for an opportunity to connect with your community safely, 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 Kimberley and Cranbrook!

Step 1: Please check out our volunteer groups below to learn what kind of tasks you might be involved with

Step 2: Apply for current opportunities via job descriptions below

Step 3: Wait to hear back from us for next steps

Bee the Change Volunteer Group – Apply Now

Our Bee the Change Team Members sign up in the off season for opportunities that may come along throughout the winter – though the real work amps up in the spring!

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. The next meeting is coming in Spring 2022. Interested in joining our Board of Directors? Below are current positions we are looking to fill. Please apply through the links before April, 2022.

Local Food Volunteer Group

Our branch operates three local food projects: the Kimberley Farmer’s Market, the Kimberley Community Garden and the Apple Capture Program. Our Sustainability Coordinator oversees all three projects.

As a volunteer in this group, you will be supporting all three of the above programs. Responsibilities may include, depending on your interests and experience:

  • 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 event and workshop posters
  • Representing our branch at the Kimberley or Cranbrook Farmer’s Market booth
  • Assisting with garden workshops
  • Assisting with general garden maintenance such as weeding and watering
  • Assisting with the Backyard Farmers Pilot project including building and maintaining several backyard gardens in Kimberley
  • Assisting with the Apple Capture programs/events including moving heavy equipment, picking apples, and maintaining equipment

Opportunities in spring 2022:

Farmers Market Volunteers

Backyard Farmers

Backyard Farmers Support Volunteers

Kimberley Community Garden Volunteers

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, you will be supporting the Branch Manager and a Director from the Board. 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 tablesCurrent Opportunities:

Opportunities in spring 2022:

Marysville Eco Park Volunteers

Education Volunteer Group

Our branch delivers the following education programs: McGinty Lake, Camp Odyssey, Spooner Park, and Marysville Eco Park. Our Educator oversees these projects. Our goal is to connect people of all ages to the natural world and inspire environmental stewardship while building a sense of place and community.

As a volunteer in this group, you will be supporting all of our education programs. Responsibilities may include, depending on your interests and experience:

  • Planning events around current issues in our area to raise awareness
  • Putting up/taking down educational event and workshop posters
  • Collaborating with our educators regarding upcoming programs
  • Brainstorming ideas to support or add to current or future projects
  • Developing plans to implement new ideas
  • Creating and maintaining educational signage at various locations
  • Assisting the educator in delivery of programs including engaging with all participants, set up and take down, and group management

Current Opportunities:

Not yet…Stay tuned!

Climate Change Resilience Volunteer Group

Our branch has a Climate Plan that covers a wide range of potential projects and initiatives we would like to pursue. Currently, we are exploring how to build our capacity so that we can get our climate-related projects and initiatives off of the ground. 

Volunteers in this group, you will be supporting our Board of Directors President and the Branch Manager. Responsibilities may include, depending on your interests and experience:

  • Helping to prioritize our Climate Plan
  • Brainstorming ideas to support or add to current or future climate projects
  • Researching climate project possibilities and partnerships around topics such as zero emissions transportation; solar panels; greenhouse; 4 season food production; plastics elimination; and more
  • Developing plans to implement new climate program initiatives
  • Supporting youth with local projects related to climate adaptation and mitigation
  • Helping to catalyze new networks to support our climate program and liaise with these partner organizations
  • Creating educational and informational materials related to climate issues

Current Opportunities:

Not yet…Stay tuned!

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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: Tues - Thurs 9 am – 3:30pm
Phone: 250-427-2535
kimcran@wildsight.ca