Become a Volunteer

So much of what we do relies on people offering their time, skills, and passion. Whether you are a university student looking for real world practical experience, a retiree seeking to share your talents, or a local resident keen to give back to your community, Maplewood Flats provides a diverse and exciting range of volunteer opportunities.
Ivy Removal with volunteers by Kristen Munk

Both the site and our organisation share a progressive approach to hands-on conservation work, public education, birding, ecological restoration, cultural programming, communications, and community engagement.  

We also provide volunteers with specialized training where necessary so that we all learn and grow, and ensure the best possible experience on site.

Attend an Orientation

Twice a year, we host volunteer orientation sessions where interested WBT members and individuals learn about the many activities at Maplewood Flats.
You must be a member of Wild Bird Trust of BC to volunteer. If you have further questions or for more information, send an email directly to

Join a Committee

(4+ hours/month)


Help plan and develop programs in culture – such as literary events, art exhibits, public art commissions, and publications – or in education, such as school programs and nature walks.


Help with our social media profiles on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, help build and maintain our website, or help with our Wingspan magazine, trail signage, and media releases.


Help develop our Habitat and Cultural Use Management Plan, restoration projects, site maintenance, birding, and ecological research projects


Help with grant-writing, events, donor appeals, and bench program

Regular Volunteer Jobs

(2-4 hours/week)

Grounds Maintenance /
Habitat Restoration

Promoting Coast Salish planting and trail maintenance.

Tues, Thurs 8:30am

Coast Salish Plant Nursery
Help with plant sales and education, tend to plants, and nursery outreach/development (beyond the spring sales seasons). Saturdays 10am to 2pm spring and summer
Corrigan Nature House Host
Walk the trail in pairs to interact with the public, respond to questions, share resources about birds and wildlife, and engage with visitors not adhering to rules.  Must be able to walk the trails easily
Greeter Hut

Welcome visitors as they enter site, hand out maps, share site rules, receive donations and membership applications, and count the number of visitors.

Online Community Manager

Be a Maplewood Flats ambassador and help us  build capacity to fully engage with the Maplewood Flats community online.

eBird Data Entry

Enter our Monthly Bird Survey data on the online e-bird citizen science platform.

Library Archivist

Catalogue publications in Greeter Hut.