Family Nature Nights – Red Deer Volunteers

The Nature Kids program connects young families to nature and inspires the next generation of naturalists. An integral part of Nature Kids in Red Deer and surrounding areas are our Family Nature Nights. These fun-filled evenings are a chance for families to learn from guest speakers, do some fun nature-themed activities, and connect with nature.

Nature Alberta is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to help facilitate these events. As one of our Family Nature Night Volunteers, you will know how to find the fun in every situation, excel at working in fast-paced environments, and are comfortable helping facilitate events of approximately 50 people. But most importantly, you are eager to help families find a passion for nature!

Volunteer Roles

Volunteer Group Leader

  • Shift = 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Leading groups from station to station on a timed schedule
  • Facilitate safe and respectful group behavior
  • Assist with activities, as needed
  • Answer general questions about Nature Alberta and Family Nature Nights
  • Initiate nature-related games or discussions during downtime as needed

Photographer Volunteer

  • Shift = 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Take photographs of the event's activities without getting recognizable faces in the final photos
  • Edit and transfer photos to Nature Alberta staff after the completion of the event using a Google Drive folder


  • Access to reliable transportation (ex. public transportation)
  • Enjoy being around young families
  • Love the outdoors
  • Comfortable leading groups of up to 40 people
  • Enjoy a fast-paced environment
  • Positive team-player

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Build new skills to add to your resume
  • Gain valuable experience 
  • Share your passion for nature with others
  • Share fun learning experiences with families
  • Learn from nature experts at the various education stations and nature walk
  • Make a difference in your community - Nature Alberta depends on volunteer support to run these impactful events, connecting hundreds of individuals to nature in positive guided experiences each year


  • Emergency plan and briefing materials to be read prior to event
  • One hour Zoom training session (date and time to be determined) with question and answer period. Presentation will be recorded and shared with those who were unable to attend
  • On site training at 5 pm

Event Date & Location

  • Wed, July 12 Green Gaetz Family Nature Night at Kerry Wood Nature Centre (6300 45 Avenue, Red Deer)

Get More Information

Do you have any questions about the volunteer roles, training, locations, or any other aspect of these events? Reach out to our event organizer and Nature Kids Coordinator, Kethu Mendis, at Kethu will be happy to assist you and will be eager to welcome you to Nature Alberta's Volunteer Team.

Register Now

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If you have any issues, please contact Kethu at

You can also check out the full event listing here