Volunteer program

Banff National Park

The Banff National Park Volunteer Program offers a range of opportunities for Canadian and international visitors to participate in learning and hands-on park stewardship activities.

“Volunteering with the Parks Canada team has been a great way to learn about the incredible hard work that Parks Canada is doing every day. I was especially impressed by the staff members’ dedication to conserving the ecological integrity of Parks Canada. Learning about Parks Canada was not only inspiring; it was also strongly motivating and encouraging. I am very thankful for all they have done for me and the other volunteers.” - Christine, International Volunteer

Become a volunteer!

Email your statement of interest in volunteering to benevolebanff-banffvolunteer@pc.gc.ca

Volunteer activities

  • volunteer students litter picking

    Park stewards / hosts / ambassadors: Give back and be rewarded

    • Ecological research and monitoring projects
    • Trail condition reporting
    • iNaturalist species observations
    • Litter-pick and observe, record and report


  • “Hiking as a Parks Canada volunteer and doing trail reports is a great way to engage with visitors. It’s a great way to share information about the park and the amazing work that different divisions of Parks Canada does. It has helped me grow and learn and share the beauty of nature here in Banff National Park.” - Ellie, Park Steward

  • parks canada staff walking through creek;

    Park stewardship activities: Be inspired and get hands-on experience

    • Habitat restoration projects
    • Garden maintenance and planting native species



  • “Getting up at 4:45 am to acoustically monitor birds was amazing! The moon was still out, it was light out, the birds were singing their hearts out, and we were surrounded by majestic mountains...all accompanied by the distant roar of waterfalls.” - Jeannette, Park Steward

  • volunteers out in the field with parks canada staff member

    Corporate and group volunteering: Discover Canada’s first national park with your coworkers

    • Fundraising for wildlife research
    • Facility or garden maintenance
    • Restoration projects


  • “I would like to thank you on behalf of our corporate team for this great event. All those who joined either the Lunch and Learn or the field trip enjoyed it immensely. Thanks again and we're looking forward to working with you on next year's project.” - Corporate Volunteer Group

  • student group outdoors with Parks Canada staff

    Service learning: Integrate your education with community service

    • Research projects
    • Analysis of programs
    • Hands-on customized experiences for student groups
    • Virtual learning opportunities


  • “I want to thank you again for making our volunteer experience at Lake Minnewanka such a positive time on Monday. The students all had positive things to say.” - Vicky, YMCA Calgary

Date modified :