Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

One of our primary strengths

is the commitment and professionalism of our volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Kus-kus-sum Fundraising and Outreach, outdoor activities as well as ongoing office related activities. If you are interested in volunteering with us please fill out the volunteer form below or contact us at

We have created a volunteer handbook to help orient you to our operations and a confidentiality agreement for your and our protection. 



Volunteer Application Form

If you are not yet a volunteer you can become one by filling out the application form.

Current Volunteer Opportunites Sign Up

Sign up to volunteer for specific events and activities

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.

Booth Participation

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

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!

Ongoing Office Related Activities

This includes a wide variety of activities that can be done from the office or at home including library organization, social media updates, editing, stapling, labeling etc…

Requesting Forage Fish Local Knowledge

Over the past few months, Project Watershed and citizen scientist volunteers have been working hard to identify forage fish spawning beaches in the Northern Salish Sea. Forage fish are a group of small schooling fish that are ecologically important to a variety of marine species such as Chinook and coho salmon, marine shore birds like the Rhinocerous Auklet and larger marine mammals such as orcas and humpback whales. In BC there are seven common species of forage fish: eulachon, Pacific sand lance, surf smelt, Pacific herring, Pacific sardine, capelin, and Northern anchovy.

9th Annual Estuary Carol Walk

The Estuary Carol Walk is a unique opportunity to enjoy our beloved Airpark and Riverway during winter season. Carollers share universal spiritual and secular musical traditions with birds, seals, salmon and other residents of our community. This December 8th event, supported by Project Watershed, is not a fundraiser; rather it is an invitation to include nature as part of your festive activities.

Wrapping Up 2019 Party at Bayside Cafe

Project Watershed invites everyone out to the Bayside Cafe on November 30 for the closing of our 2019 Keeping It Living Art Show and to celebrate all the activities and successes we have had this past year.”2019 has been quite a year for Project Watershed and our Kus-kus-sum initiative. We felt that a celebration amongst art that supports Kus-kus-sum was a great way to wrap it all up before Christmas.” said Kathy Haigh, Fundraising Director.
The event will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at #5 2760 Cliffe Ave in Courtenay.