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​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.   
  • Click here to review the Coulee Clean-Up Hand​book

For groups/families/organizations/teams:

For individuals:

  • ​​The 2018 Drop-In Coulee Clean-Up calendar will be posted in early spring - stay tuned for more details. ​
Invasive 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.
    • all Weed Pulls are 5-8pm on the third Thursday of the month (May-August) in various locations throughout the City.
  • 2018 Weed Pull Calendar:
    • May 17 - Coulee Climb trail  
    • (meet at Coalbanks Kiosk)
    • ​June 21 - Galt Coulee Top
      (meet at Galt Museum parking lot) 
    • July 19 - Elizabeth Hall Wetlands 
      (meet at parking lot of Elizabeth Hall Wetlands)
    • August 16 - Botterill Bottom Park
      (meet at boat launch in Botterill Bottom Park)
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!
  • P​​​lease contact us to organize your own Shoreline Clean-Up, we can provide the necessary supplies and support!
  • 2018 Shoreline Clean-Up Calendar:
    • June 2 - Indian Battle Park, 1-3pm 
      (meet at Helen schuler Nature Centre)
    • July 7 - Nature Reserve Park, 1-3pm 
      (meet at Helen schuler Nature Centre)
    • August 4 - Botterill Bottom Park, 1-3pm 
      (meet at boat launch in Botterill Bottom Park)

2. Volunteer Naturalists

Join our ongoing volunteer 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 explore volunteer opportunities we are currently recruiting for 

Click here to sign up as a volunteer naturalist!