Volunteers in Parks Programs

We're developing a strong volunteer base in Regional Parks and building on the spirit of volunteerism within our communities.

There are a variety of volunteering opportunities in Regional Parks for all abilities, ages, and demographics.

If you have a passion for nature and are interested in volunteering in your local Regional Parks, check out the Volunteer Positions and the Steps to Become a Volunteer in Parks below. .

Volunteer Positions Available

 

EECO Exhibit Construction Crew

Display changes at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO) occur three to four times per year.

Volunteers for this position will assist in creating and installing display materials and work directly with our Environmental Educators.

EECO Volunteer Host

The Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO) is located in Mission Creek Regional Park.

The EECO Host Volunteer assists staff by responding to public inquiries and providing information about regional parks and programs.

Events Crew

Volunteer Events Crew will assist the Events Coordinator with set up and take down during the various events and activities held throughout the year.

Activities occur at a variety of Regional Parks and we support Families as Volunteer Events Crew members!

Gibson House Guide

Gibson House is located at Kopje Regional Park in Lake Country.

Volunteer Guides should have an interest in local history and will provide information to the public regarding the history of the area.

GPS Inventory

Do you like to hike in our parks? Are you techno savvy?

GPS Inventory Volunteers assist in data collection of assets within our parks (i.e. signs, benches and bridges). Data is collected using the GPS on your cell phone and uploaded to our site via WiFi.

Nature Assistant

Nature Assistant Volunteers work directly with our Park Interpreters.

They help interpreters deliver programs such as the Tracks Walking group and Wild Walks.

Stewardship Opportunities for Groups

Community groups wishing to do a stewardship activity in Regional Parks can contact the Volunteer Coordinator for ideas or help planning the activity.

This includes activities such as participation in Earth Day, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup or an environmental project identified by the group.

Trail Ambassadors

Trail Ambassador Volunteers assist regional parks staff by providing a presence in the park and by reporting on the condition of park trails, bridges, fences and facilities. They also provide information to the public about regional parks.

 

Steps To Become a Volunteer In Parks (VIP)

  1. Attend a Volunteer Information Session
  2. Review the various volunteer opportunities to see what fits your interests
  3. Complete the application form and return it to the Regional District
  4. Participate in an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator
  5. Complete a current RCMP Records Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search
  6. Complete the training

Application Form - please complete all fields and submit by email 

Volunteer Information Sessions

Learn about the various opportunities to volunteer in Regional Parks. Volunteer information sessions are held on a regular basis throughout the year.

We have two upcoming Information Sessions!  

  • Tuesday, June 19th - 7-9pm
  • Thursday, June 21st - 10am-12pm

Both sessions take place at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, 2363A Springfield Road (Springfield and Durnin Roads) in Mission Creek Regional Park.

 

Check back soon for dates of the next Volunteer Information Session. 

 

Contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
park.volunteers@cord.bc.ca
250-469-6345

I would like to receive more information about Regional Parks & Events

 
 
 
Regional District of Central Okanagan | 1450 KLO Road | Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4
Ph: 250-763-4918 | Fax: 250-763-0606 | Email: info@cord.bc.ca
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Holidays)