Volunteers are needed for outdoor activities as well as ongoing office related activities (click on the headings to find out more about each). If you are interested in volunteering with us please fill out the volunteer form below or contact us at projectwatershed@gmail.com.

One of the primary strengths of Project Watershed is the commitment and professionalism of our volunteers – to that end we have created a volunteer handbook to help orient you to our operations and a confidentiality agreement to ensure our and your protection.

Outdoor Activities

These are project based and change over time.  Most include either restoration, research or assessment.  Volunteer needs to be in good physical health.

Newt Mascot

We have a new, beautiful, and comfortable Newt Mascot costume. We are looking for volunteers to wear the costume at public events. If you like having fun, being goofy with kids, and getting high fives from those around you, this is for you!

Eelgrass or Salt Marsh Restoration

Working on the beach mapping and monitoring the distribution and abundance of eelgrass, picking/preparing/planting eelgrass, planting salt marsh.

Sensitive Habitat Signs

Monitor existing sensitive habitat signs to ensure they are intact and help put up new signs.

Booth Participation – Local Events 

2-3 hour shifts greeting visitors to our information booth at various events throughout the Valley.  Volunteers will get in free for events.

Ongoing Office Related Activities

Library Management

We need someone to help us promote our extensive library to educational institutions.  Our library houses over 20 years worth of local environmental knowledge and data collected through studies, assessments, reports, maps and videos.

Media Updates

Our Facebook pages for The Mapping Centre, Keeping it Living and Project Watershed need to be updated on a regular basis, along with our websites.  Full training is provided.

 

Please complete our Volunteer Application Form to be added to our mailing list.  You will be informed as and when these opportunities arise.

All volunteers at Project Watershed are asked to complete an event waiver form for each event you participate in.

Project Watershed Event Waiver Form

(Click the title to view/download the form at Scribd.com.) 

Comox Valley Project Watershed – Volunteer Event Waiver Form by Pieter Vorster

Volunteer Handbook-Website

For ease of access you can also view/download/print the Google Document.