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

Petrel Point boardwalk repairs © Megan Anevich

Volunteer Opportunities

Ontario Nature benefits greatly from passionate, dedicated and talented volunteers who generously give their time for conservation. Our volunteer postings include supporting our events, stewarding our nature reserve, advocating for conservation and writing blogs. Depending on the posting, those may be virtual or in-person.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us to help us protect nature in Ontario. You can hear about upcoming postings by:

Nature Guardians Program volunteers, Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve © Smera Sukumar

Volunteer Board

In early 2024, we launched a pilot project, intended to match volunteers with environmental organizations. Postings are from Ontario Nature and the 150 member groups that form our provincial Nature Network. We send monthly emails listing current postings from across Ontario. In the summer, we will determine whether to continue with the volunteer board based on the uptake.

To subscribe, sign up using the form below. You can unsubscribe at any time with the link found at the bottom of every email we send. We respect your privacy and do not share email addresses.

Eastern foxsnake monitoring © Smera Sukumar

Nature Reserve Stewards

Being a steward involves visiting one of our nature reserves to inventory species and document threats to the natural habitat. Stewards act as the eyes on the ground for our nature reserves team. They help conserve these unique and diverse natural habitats.

The role requires a minimum of three visits annually 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