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Volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of FortWhyte Alive.

FortWhyte volunteers, Anne McKean and Blair Reid.

Winter Volunteer Openings

SNOWSHOE HIKE LEADERS

Are you looking for fresh air, outdoor exercise and adventure on weekends? If you have initiative, energy, enthusiasm and people skills, you can take on this role with a little training. Commitment is 2 hours on Saturday mornings January and February

SOD HOUSE INTERPRETERS

Are you interested in homesteader life? Why not consider an interpretive role in the prairie sod house, guiding visitors in their journey to a time when people’s connection to the natural world was a matter of survival? Training is provided.

FIRE & TAFFY TENDERS

More of a behind-the-scenes type? How does directing children while they roll taffy poured on snow, bake bannock or roast marshmallows on a stick sound? The time commitment is daytime, any day Monday through Friday for a minimum three-hour shift.

FOREST SCHOOL ASSISTANT

Spark engagement between children and nature by modelling your enthusiasm for outdoor play and then step back to observe the connections that unfold! Weekday shifts from September – December.

BIRDING WALK LEADER

Are you a closet birder looking for kindred spirits? If you’re a bird connoisseur, a little training at the beginning of the season will prepare you to guide groups of novice birders, capped with coffee and muffins as you compare your lists.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI LEADERS

Do you enjoy a moon-lit cross-country ski? Volunteers are needed to lead people on a guided trek though the forest, on the lookout for wildlife on the way. Evening and weekend shifts available. Commitment is 3 hours per month. Training is provided.

WINTER FUN DAY LEADER

If you enjoy children and outdoor adventure, you can be a Winter Fun Day Leader. Here is an opportunity to snowshoe, make snow taffy, play Voyageur games and more. Time commitment is weekdays, minimum 2½-hour shift once a week. Training is provided.

YOUTH PROGRAM LEADERS

Do you enjoy the energy and enthusiasm of children? Come share in their sense of wonder with hands-on nature experiences and including snowshoeing. Commitment is sporadic Saturdays and weekday evenings, January through March. Training is provided.

SPECIAL EVENT LEADERS

As a special event volunteer, your role may include; assisting with greeting and directing guests, guests registration, event set up and take down. Time commitment is weeknights and weekends, minimum 3-hour shift once a month. Training is provided.

After university, I was looking for a job and unsure of how to put my science degree to good use. As a school program volunteer, I am educating, inspiring and encouraging kids to be more sustainable — it’s super rewarding to be on the front lines of social change.

Questions about volunteering?

Get in touch!

Nicole Griffo

Volunteer Resources Manager

Email

(204) 989-8355 x 213

Corporate Volunteering

FortWhyte Alive is pleased to offer group volunteering opportunities for 5-10 people as a team building perk to its corporate supporters.

This win-win partnership is a fantastic way to deepen relationships, provide meaningful experiences to employees, and connect your brand to a cause you champion.

Group of corporate volunteers

Questions about Corporate Volunteering?

Contact Adell Gauthier.

Adell Gauthier

Sponsorship and Event Coordinator

Email

(204) 989-8355 x 219