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​​​​ Did you know that the Nature Centre receives over 35,000 visitors and offers nearly 1,000 different programs each year?

Do you want to get more involved and make a difference in your community? 

Volunteer Opportunities

1. Project-Based Volunteers

The Nature Centre coordinates a variety of volunteer conservation projects throughout the year.  These projects are intended to improve our natural spaces and provide a conduit to bring our community together over their mutual appreciation of nature.  Here are a few of our ongoing projects:

Coulee Clean-Up: (A​​pril - May)

  • The Coulee Clean-up is a volunteer-driven initiative that removes garbage from the river valley.  Help restore our natural areas! Join a drop-in group or create a group of your own friends and family for the event.  You can even claim an area to work on year-round! 
  • Click here to review the Coulee Clean-Up Hand​book

For groups/families/organizations/teams:

  1. ​Review the online map of available areas
  2. Organize your Coulee Clean-Up team and relevant details:
    • ​​​​​Group name
    • Group size
    • Group leader
    • Contact phone/email
    • Date of clean-up
    • Preferred Area #
    • Back-up Area #
  3. ​​Register by email

For Individuals:

  1. ​Register by email for an upcoming Drop-In Coulee Clean-Up:​
    ​2017 Coulee Clean-Up Drop-In Calendar: 
  • Saturday April 22, 1-3pm
    hosted by Shannon Phillips, MLA Lethbridge West 
    meet at Baroness Picnic Shelter
  • Friday April 28, 4-6pm 
    hosted by Jo Jo Garden Design
    meet at Galt Museum parking lot
  • Sunday May 7, 1-3pm
    hosted by Lethbridge Naturalists' Society 
    meet at Cottonwood Park parking lot
  • Thursday May 11, 4-6pm
    hosted by CKXU Radio Society 
    meet at Alexander Wilderness Park lower parking lot
  • Thursday May 25, 6-8pm
    hosted by Friends of Helen Schuler Nature Centre Society 
    meet at 10th ST SW (road to Popson Park) 
  • Tuesday June 6, 6-8pm
    hosted by SeBuNa (Senator Buchanan Neighbourhood Association)
    meet at Immanuel Christian School
  • Register for a drop-in Clean-Up by emailing or call 403-320-3064​
  • Interested in organizing a drop​-in clean-up?  Let us know! ​

Weed Pull: (May- September)

  • Join the fight against invasive plant species! During our Weed Pull events volunteers help identify and remove invasive plant species from Lethbridge's natural areas in order to protect our local ecosystem.
  • Please note, this volunteer opportunity is recommended for adults and/or families with older children.
  • 2017 Weed Pull Calendar:
    • Note: All Weed Pulls are 5-8pm on the Third Thursday of the Month
    • May 18 - Coulee Climb Trail 
      ​(meet at Coalbanks Kiosk near Helen Schuler Nature Centre parking lot)
    • June 15 - Galt Coulee top
      (meet at parking lot near Galt Museum)
    • July 20 - Elizabeth Hall Wetlands
      (meet at parking lot of Elizabeth Hall Wetlands)
    • August 17 - Botterill Bottom Park
      (meet at boat launch in Botterill Bottom Park)
    • September 21 ​- Coulee Climb Trail
      (meet at Coalbanks Kiosk near Helen Schuler Nature Centre parking lot)

Shoreline Clean-Up: (May-September)

  • Do you want to help keep our local waterways clean? Join the Nature Centre and the Oldman Watershed Council at a shoreline clean-up. Help pick up garbage along the banks of the Oldman River!
  • Please contact us to organize your own Shoreline Clean-Up, we can provide the necessary supplies and support!
  • 2017 Shoreline Clean-Up Calendar:
    • Note: All Shoreline Clean-Ups are 1-3pm
    • June 3 - Indian Battle Park beach
      (meet at Helen Schuler Nature Centre)
    • July 22 - Nature Reserve Park
      (meet at Helen Schuler Nature Centre)
    • August 26 - Elizabeth Hall Wetlands
      (meet at Elizabeth Hall Wetlands parking lot)
    • September 30 - Botterill Bottom Park
      (meet at boat launch in Botterill Bottom Park)

2. Volunteer Naturalists

Join our team and become part of a community of people inspired by nature!  Our volunteers have a keen interest in the natural world around them and a love of sharing it with others.  

We are always seeking energetic individuals to assist us in our day-to-day operations!  If you:

  • love nature
  • enjoy working with people
  • have 6 - 8 hours a month
  • have a passion for life-long learning
  • are looking for a dynamic experience

Then, there are abundant opportunities at the Nature Centre and so many ways that you can get involved.  No experience necessary!  We provide the training and ongoing support.

Click here to see our volunteer opportunities

Click here to sign up!