Waterton Lakes National Park – Volunteer Opportunities

Waterton Lakes National Park has new volunteer opportunities for this Spring.

  • Salamander habitat hero – April 19 deadline to apply; work morning Wednesday, April 26 (if unworkable weather, then Thursday, May 4)

Volunteers to help long-toed salamanders (listed as a Species-at-Risk in Alberta), and other amphibians in the park will be determined by a draw. Through some light physical labor to keep the amphibian byway system working well, you’ll become a part of the salamanders’ story in the park and assist Parks Canada with actions that are a part of its Multi-Species Action Plan for Waterton Lakes National Park and Bar U Ranch National Historic Site.

  • Eco Ambassadors - sign up now for June 3rd or 10th training to volunteer in summer

If you or someone you know are enthusiastic about the park’s outstanding living waters, like working outside, and enjoy talking with visitors or helping with monitoring, then sign up for training to become an Eco Ambassador.

  • Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – Saturday, May 6th

Volunteer for this popular project and discover if the trend of less litter continues. In doing so, you will be part of making a collective difference at the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanups across Canada.

  • Spring Flower Count – Saturday morning, May 27th

Help count what is flowering. Even if you don’t know plant identification, the more eyes helping Parks Canada staff and fellow volunteers, the better the count.

  • Adopt-a-Patch Kickoff – Saturday afternoon, May 27th

All patches open for adoption have great scenery and the chance to watch wildlife. Be a habitat hero and become known for your very own patch in an iconic park location. On your own schedule, you will care for your patch by keeping it clear of specific non-native plants.

  • Spring Bird Count - Saturday, June 3rd and/or Sunday, June 4th

Be a citizen scientist and come for one or both days to count and report those you see or hear. We annually contribute to the spring bird count as part of Nature Alberta's province-wide species count.

For more information and to apply, please visit Volunteering at Waterton Lakes National Park or email  wlnp-volunteer@pc.gc.ca.