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We are grateful for our volunteers who collectively did more than 10,000 hours of work for wild species and wild spaces.

Petrel Point boardwalk repairs © Megan Anevich

Volunteer Postings

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 subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of the page to stay connected if nothing current is a good fit.

Please review our volunteer postings below. We will accept applications on an ongoing basis and thank all applicants for their interest.

© Willy Waterton

Atlas Area Coordinator

We would like to expand the reach of the atlas across Ontario and are looking for new volunteer Atlas Area Coordinators (AACs). Working with Ontario Nature staff and partners, the AAC’s role is to support data collection efforts within a designated area and assist with promoting the atlas. The boundaries of the regions within which each individual is assigned, as well as the specific duties and responsibilities, are flexible. The responsibilities include:

  • Establishing and maintaining local networks of volunteers to assist in the collection of reptile and amphibian occurrence data;
  • Promoting the atlas at local events and coordinating with local media and local partners when opportunities arise;
  • Leading workshops to provide hands-on training for volunteers;
  • Providing guidance and support to volunteers and partners by distributing resources and information provided by the atlas coordinator;
  • Focusing volunteer efforts in areas that are data deficient; and
  • Participating in social media updates about atlas events or field trips, e.g. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

To qualify for this position, you must:

  • Have a good knowledge of Ontario’s reptiles and amphibians;
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Be able to work cooperatively with multiple volunteers and partner organizations; and
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office and have regular access to the Internet.

If you are interested in applying for this position, click the button below to contact Emma Horrigan.

Social Media Ambassador

Are you passionate about nature? Do you use social media? Join our network of volunteer Social Media Ambassadors to spread the word about our conservation campaigns through various online channels. This is an ongoing part-time position.

As a Social Media Ambassador, you will receive updates on our latest conservation campaigns. Working remotely, you will share content and promote Ontario Nature’s messaging across your personal social media accounts.

The prerequisites:

  • Familiar with at least one of the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Access to your own social media accounts and a remote work station
  • Approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour a week of volunteer time (may vary based on schedule)
  • A general understanding of conservation issues in Ontario, and a love of nature and the outdoors

The perks:

  • Gain experience volunteering for a charitable organization and receive credit for volunteer hours
  • Flexible volunteer hours: contribute time based on your schedule
  • Success pending, letter of recommendation from Ontario Nature
  • You’ll be part of our success story as we work together to make a difference for nature in Ontario

If you’re interested, click the button below to fill out the form:

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