Join The Team

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do. EALT Volunteers take great satisfaction in their activities, knowing they're making a true difference by conserving natural areas, building community support, and educating the public about environmental stewardship. A day in the field with our Volunteer Team is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and have fun working towards a common goal. Check out our Volunteer Manual to learn about the many ways you can get involved.

We send an email to our Volunteer Team once a month with upcoming volunteer opportunities. Join our team by subscribing to our volunteer email, contact Meghan, our Conservation Coordinator, at meghan@ealt.ca for more information, or check out our upcoming volunteer events.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways you can get involved with EALT all year long! Here are some of the opportunities we offer to our volunteer team.

In the Community

  • Information Booths

  • Special Events

At Home

  • Writing and Research

  • Graphic Design & Publications

  • Woodworking - Creating Artificial Nesting Structure Kits

In the Field

  • Invasive Plant Removal

  • Wire Removal or Fence Repair

  • Bat Box Installation & Monitoring

  • Nest Box Cleaning & Monitoring

  • Winter Wildlife Tracking

  • Sign Installation

  • Trail Maintenance

  • Work Bees - Assembling Bee Hotels, Bat Boxes, or Nest Boxes.

For more information about these opportunities, contact Meghan, our Conservation Coordinator, at meghan@ealt.ca.

Is working alone more your thing? Check out our Citizen Science page for more ideas on how to get outdoors and get involved on your own time. We are always open to new ideas, so if you have a certain skill you think may be helpful, let us know!

We may reimburse volunteers for travel costs incurred while volunteering, by providing a tax receipt. Follow the instructions on the Expense Compensation Agreement and Volunteer Travel Record, and submit both at the end of each calendar year.

Corporate & Group Volunteer Events

A number of employers allow their staff to do a volunteer day every year and/or arrange for group volunteer days. Contact your Human Resources department to find out if you are eligible, then get in touch to arrange your volunteer day! Or, if you are looking for a team bonding event, we would be happy to work with your group to find a suitable opportunity. Some of our previous corporate volunteer events have included building bat boxes, removing invasive plants, planting trees and shrubs, removing barbed wire fences, and more! Opportunities are dependent on our conservation priorities at the time. To request a group volunteer event, please fill out our Group Volunteering Request Form.

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I think that there needs to be a voice for nature and the lands we live on. I am so grateful for organizations such as EALT, who’s primary concern is to promote, conserve and maintain natural areas for people to experience and enjoy.
— Amanda, EALT Volunteer