Volunteer Opportunities At The Burns Bog

12 Volunteer Opportunities Posted

If you are interested in one of our volunteer positions listed below, please e-mail info@burnsbog.org with your completed volunteer application form and tell us why you want to volunteer for this position.

Please mention any relevant skills or experience you may have, and include a phone number where we can reach you. Feel free to include your resume.

All education program volunteers undergo a Criminal Record Check to protect the safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff. A Criminal Record Check is free of charge for volunteers.

Click HERE to download a Volunteer Application Form

​ Send your completed application forms to info@burnsbog.org

FEATURED VOLUNTEER POSITION

Mail Out Campaign Co-ordinator

The Society has opened a petition to the Federal Government to use the Species-At-Risk-Act (SARA) to protect undeveloped Burns Bog lands as critical wildlife habitat. We need your help to spread the word through this wide-spread mail-out campaign!

For more information on our Petition, please visit our website at: http://www.burnsbog.org/sign-the-petition-to-save-endangered-wildlife-in-your-backyard/

​About the Position:

Time Commitment:

We are looking for 1 or 2 dedicated volunteers to help out for 2-3 days per week at the Burns Bog Conservation Society office (4-7953 120th St Delta, BC). Volunteers should be available for 5-hour shifts during our opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. We prefer that volunteers in this position commit to at least 4 continuous weeks of volunteer work.

Duties:

As a Volunteer Mail-Out Co-ordinator, you will:

  • Work closely with the Communications Co-ordinator
  • Run mailing equipment such as envelope sealing & stuffing machines
  • Run large-batch printing equipment
  • Count and organize mailing batches based on area residences
  • Prepare large mail-out batches through Canada Post
  • Supervise casual mail-out volunteers & ensure operations are running smoothly

Benefits:

  • Help us save the globally unique Burns Bog!
  • Learn about Burns Bog and the environment
  • Practice leadership skills by directing others
  • Learn the inside operations of an in-house mail-out campaign
  • Make new friends!

Qualifications:

  • Willing to learn new technical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable with working in a small office
  • Some leadership experience
  • Applicants must have the ability to lift & carry 50 lbs

*Please note that the Burns Bog Conservation Society provides opportunities for volunteers of all abilities. Applicants for this position must be prepared to work with volunteers of all ability levels on this project.

How to Apply:

Download our volunteer application form: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Email your completed application form along with a short letter telling us why you would be good for this position to:
Volunteer Co-ordinator at: info@burnsbog.org

Please put “Volunteer Mail-Out Coordinator_YOURNAME_” as the subject heading

*Priority will be given to applicants available for 4 consecutive weeks or more.

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER POSITION

Stepping Into Nature Student Volunteers

Stepping into Nature is a full-day, outdoor education program that gives elementary students the opportunity to learn about their environment right in their backyards! The festival reconnects students with nature & supports high school students develop leadership skills.

As a student volunteer, you will gain valuable leadership skills, as well as provide hands-on educational learning opportunities for over 400 grade 6-7 students.

The festival features stations within the Delta Nature Reserve and along Lower Cougar Creek with interactive and hands-on activities that link curriculum outcomes to outdoor education.

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For questions regarding student volunteer opportunities email: Education@burnsbog.org or call 604-572-0373

Outreach Assistant

We attend events in your community to spread the word about the amazing Burns Bog, and all of the programs and events we host each year! Our outreach programs are always growing, and we need volunteers with an eagerness to help develop new ways to engage with the public and attend events with us!

Suitable for:

Those interested in education and talking with the public

Requirements:

No experience necessary, however, creativity, experience working with children, and teaching or education experience is an asset.

Duties:

  • Preparing materials, equipment, and supplies used in outreach and education programs
  • Participating in outreach events at festivals, farmers markets, and other venues throughout the lower mainland.
  • Brainstorming ideas for to enhance current and future outreach materials and games

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For questions regarding student volunteer opportunities email: Education@burnsbog.org or call 604-572-0373

Day Camp Volunteers

(Youth volunteer opportunity- Grade 10 and up)Each summer, we host Burns Bog Summer Day Camps for kids ages 6-12 in the Delta Nature Reserve. We need help to get kids active and learning outside!

Suitable for:

Those interested in education and working with kids

Requirements:

Creativity, enthusiasm, and experience working with children required. Teaching or education experience is an asset.

Duties:

  • Supervision and monitoring children
  • Aiding and participating in all activities, games, and arts and crafts
  • Preparing for camp activities – setting up equipment, preparing crafts, etc.

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For questions regarding student volunteer opportunities email: Education@burnsbog.org or call 604-572-0373

Volunteer Tour Guide

(Must be graduated from highschool)

School groups and private groups are invited to book a tour with one of our knowledgeable tour guides to learn more about Burns Bog, and what we can do to take care of our environment. ​That knowledgeable guide could be you!

Suitable for:

Those interested in education and working with kids

Requirements:

​Experience working with children and/or experience teaching in a classroom or outdoor setting. Science or environmental background an asset.

Duties:

  • Guiding Field Trips and private tours at the Delta Nature Reserve
  • Leading students through educational activities and games
  • Preparing for Field Trip activities
  • Opportunity to develop educational materials.​

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For questions regarding student volunteer opportunities email: Education@burnsbog.org or call 604-572-0373

Events Volunteer

We provide opportunities for the public to interact with the bog’s natural environment, offer a variety of community events to engage the public and ensure sustainable, ecologically sound management and governance of Burns Bog.

Duties:

  • Preparing materials, stations and decorations used in the events
  • Brainstorming ideas for the events
  • Assist education co-ordinator and other events volunteers

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For questions regarding student volunteer opportunities email: Education@burnsbog.org or call 604-572-0373

Photographer

Help us get the word out about what we do in the community by taking pictures at the Delta Reserve and at our local events!

Suitable for:

Those interested in the bog environment and a passion for photography

Requirements:

Good photography skills and a own your own high-quality camera

Duties:

Taking pictures of flora and fauna in the bog and at various events and activities the Society participates in (e.g. jog for the bog, day camps, etc.)

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For questions regarding student volunteer opportunities email: Education@burnsbog.org or call 604-572-0373

Mail-Out Campaign Assistant

Help us fundraise by getting information about the Society and our programs by mail!

Suitable for:

Those looking to gain experience working in an office environment

Requirements:

No experience necessary

Duties:

  • Learn how to use office mail-out equipment
  • Organize brochures and newsletters into envelopes
  • Organize and prepare large volumes of mail for postage

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For questions regarding student volunteer opportunities email: Education@burnsbog.org or call 604-572-0373

Communication Assistant

Suitable for:

Tech-savvy people who enjoy their social media and creative media

Requirements:

Experience using social media sites (e.g. Facebook, twitter, Instagram, etc.) Experience with using Photoshop, Publisher, and In-Design and creative eye are an asset.

Duties:

  • Updating social media sites and websites
  • Creating informative video clips for the public
  • Creating advertising campaigns

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For questions regarding student volunteer opportunities email: Education@burnsbog.org or call 604-572-0373

Stepping into Nature Mentors

Stepping into Nature is a full-day, outdoor education program that gives elementary students the opportunity to learn about their environment right in their backyards! The festival reconnects students with nature & supports high school students develop leadership skills.

Approximately 450 local grade 6 and 7 students attend the festival over the course of 4 days, with 30 STRIVE leadership students from South Delta Secondary leading each station. Retired educators help high school students lead each station in an engaging manner. They provide support for young leaders during the festival

The festival features stations within the Delta Nature Reserve and along Lower Cougar Creek with interactive and hands-on activities that link curriculum outcomes to outdoor education.

If you are a retired teacher and interested in becoming a mentor, please contact our Education Coordinator at nikolai@burnsbog.org or 604.572.0373. Thank you.

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For questions regarding student volunteer opportunities email: Education@burnsbog.org or call 604-572-0373

Independent Scientific Research Project

Suitable for:

Those interested in undertaking an independent study of the bog environment in detail, and gaining experience as a researcher

Requirements:

Ability to run a research project independently, experience conducting scientific studies and researching using recognized, respectable academic resources. Minimum Bachelor’s degree.

Possible Project ideas:

  • Hydrology studies
  • Carbon holding capacity of Peat
  • Peatland management
  • Wildlife surveys

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For questions regarding student volunteer opportunities email: Education@burnsbog.org or call 604-572-0373

Burns Bog Board of Directors

Please contact our President:

Eliza Olson at 604-572-0373 if you think you would be a good fit for the Society’s Board of Directors

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For questions regarding student volunteer opportunities email: Education@burnsbog.org or call 604-572-0373

Burns Bog Conservation Society promotes affirmative action to assure equal employment & volunteering opportunities for all qualified individuals regardless of race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, matriculation, political affiliation, or genetic information.

* For international students and exchange students, or visitors, recent immigrants, please note that our volunteering and employment programs require you to be able to communicate, compose and understand at least one of the legal languages of Canada (English or French).