Waterton Lakes National Park
Make a difference in nature at Waterton Lakes National Park by volunteering.
Information about volunteer opportunities that directly contribute to conservation, research and science.
Join Parks Canada scientists and everyday people in biological inventories, monitoring, and scientific research.
Information to find an ongoing volunteer event or one happening soon.
Go behind the scenes, learn something new and make a difference in protecting and presenting the ecological and cultural integrity of this World Heritage Site.
Volunteer opportunities are open to visitors and residents alike. Park entry is free for the days of your volunteer activities. You are responsible for your own travel and accommodations while volunteering in Waterton Lakes National Park.
Be a citizen scientist
Report what you see through iNaturalist or assist with collecting flowering, wildlife and shoreline litter records for future scientific use and long-term monitoring.
Be a habitat hero
Help control non-native invasive species or maintain the salamander byway system and their habitat.
Be a restoration hero
Plant to restore endangered species or disturbed sites. Help collect native plant seed.
Be a steward
Keeping the Canadian side of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park World Heritage Site pristine or help at the native plant demonstration garden.
Volunteer opportunitiescitizen science
iNaturalist - Waterton Lakes National Park
When: Anytime using website or free smartphone appsteward
Busy beaver cleanup crew
When: April through September, self-directed after orientationcitizen science
Spring flower count
When: Saturday, May 27, 8:30 a.m. to noonhabitat hero
When: Runs through mid-October. Kickoff: Saturday, May 27, self-directed after orientationsteward
Peace Park native plant garden
When: Orientation and first work bee, late May, then ongoing through Septembercitizen science
Spring bird count
When: Saturday June 3, Sunday June 4citizen science
When: Training: June 10; 3-hour weekend shifts for July through October 22habitat hero restoration hero
Group volunteer projects
When: Wednesdays July 5 to August 30; seed collection or litter cleanupcitizen science
When: Friday, July 21, 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Alternate date, July 28) Registration deadline: Wednesday, July 5restoration hero
Wildflower and native grass seed collection
Wednesdays, July 5 to August 30restoration hero
When: Saturday, July 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon (alternate: Saturday, July 29)habitat hero restoration hero
When: Saturday, August 12, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration deadline: Thursday, August 3citizen science
Great Canadian shoreline cleanup
When: Saturday, September 9, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.habitat hero
When: September. Dates TBDrestoration hero
Tree planting: Limber pine
When: September through October. Dates TBDrestoration hero
Tree planting: Whitebark pine
When: September through October. Dates TBDcitizen science
Christmas Bird Count
Count day: Saturday, December 16. Count week: December 13-15 and 17-19.hosts
Campground Hosts 2024
When: Two or more weeks, May 17 through Sept. 2, 2024
Application deadline: February 21, 2024
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