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We are grateful for our volunteers who collectively spent more than 10,000 hours protecting wild species and wild spaces.

Petrel Point boardwalk repairs © Megan Anevich

Regional Directors

We need your help to ensure that Ontario Nature is there when nature needs us most! We are recruiting Regional Directors for the Carolinian East Nature Network.

Working as a member of Ontario Nature’s Board of Directors, the Regional Director’s role is to build and foster a close relationship between Ontario Nature and regional Nature Network groups. This relationship is vital to engaging Nature Network members in Ontario Nature programs and campaigns, and to ensure that Ontario Nature is aware of key regional concerns and interests which may require action. Equally important is the role of the Regional Director in fostering knowledge and skill sharing amongst Nature Network groups in their region.

Why Should You Become a Regional Director?

  • Be there when nature needs you most by contributing to the protection of wild species and wild spaces.
  • Volunteer alongside a dedicated and fun team of people who care about nature.
  • Influence provincial policy and priorities for nature conservation.
  • Ensure your region’s environmental priorities have a voice.
  • Set the strategic direction for a leading conservation organization that is the voice for nature in Ontario.
  • Participate in enjoyable and educational board retreats and annual gatherings.
Regional Directors attend board meetings and regional meetings (virtual or in-person) and serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms. Regional Directors must be Ontario Nature members and involved with a member group in their region.

If you are interested, know a good candidate or would like more details, please contact Lesley Rudy, Nature Network Organizer at lesleyr@ontarionature.org.

Ontario Nature is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. Requests for disability-related accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to make their requirements known when contacted.


Nature Reserve Stewardship

Being a volunteer Nature Reserve steward involves visiting the property and monitoring it for native and invasive species, as well as other threats to the natural habitat. Stewards act as eyes on the ground for our Nature Reserves team. They assist staff to help preserve these unique and diverse natural habitats.

The role requires three visits to the Nature Reserve each year to monitor the property and report any activities to staff. This opportunity is focused on the steward’s interest, so we tailor the position to fit their needs.

Huron Fringe Field Naturalists, Planting event, George G. Newton Nature Reserve © Christine Roberts


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us to help us protect nature in Ontario. Throughout the year, we have various volunteer needs across Ontario, so please stay connected.

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Eastern foxsnake monitoring © Smera Sukumar

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From time to time we send emails about conservation news, our work and opportunities to get involved. Those emails includes our bi-monthly newsletter, Loon Call.

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Wasaga Beach Provincial Park © Noah Cole

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