Volunteering

Waterton Lakes National Park

Make a difference in nature at Waterton Lakes National Park by volunteering.

Volunteer events

Join Parks Canada staff and other volunteers at scheduled events, including citizen science projects, and restoration and conservation initiatives.

Ongoing opportunities

These volunteer projects keep the park clean, beautiful and can be done on your own schedule. These projects are also available by request for families or...

Volunteer opportunities are open to everyone!

Go behind the scenes, learn something new and make a difference! Help to protect the ecological and cultural integrity of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Park entry is free for registered volunteers on the days of your volunteer activities. You are responsible for your own travel, meals, and accommodations while volunteering at Waterton Lakes National Park.


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Volunteer opportunities

hosts citizen science
AIS Prevention Ambassadors

When: DEADLINE – June 25; summer weekends, 4-hr shifts

citizen science
iNaturalist - Waterton Lakes National Park

When: Anytime using website or free smartphone app

hosts
Campground Hosts 2024

When: Two or more weeks, May 16 through Sept. 1, 2024

steward
Busy beaver cleanup crew

When: May through September, self-directed after orientation

by request
Group volunteer projects

When: May through September

at your convenience
Adopt-a-patch

When: May through September, self-directed after orientation

steward
Peace Park native plant garden

When: May through September, self-directed after orientation

at your convenience
Trail stewards

When: May through September

great for groups
Tree transplanting

When: May through September

restoration hero
Wildflower and native grass seed collection

Wednesdays in July, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

citizen science
Butterfly BioBlitz

When: Friday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

habitat hero restoration hero
Parks Day knapweed pull (Townsite)

When: Saturday, July 20, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

habitat hero restoration hero
Knapweed rodeo

When: Saturday, July 27, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

restoration hero
Wildflower and native grass seed collection

When: Thursdays in August, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

habitat hero
Burdock control

When: Friday, August 23, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

citizen science
Shoreline cleanup

When: Saturday, September 7, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

social event
Season wrap-up

When: Saturday, September 7, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

restoration hero
Wildflower and native grass planting

When: September and October

citizen science
Christmas bird count

Count day: Saturday, December 14

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