Support us


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.

Photo: Kevin bell with elder college group

Why Volunteer?

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.

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

How to get involved?

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 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

Corrigan Nature House Host

Support visitor access and engagement with exhibits and educational displays in Nature House, and host event guests. 

Daytime and/or evening commitment.

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.

Trail 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

Social Media Community Manager

Post scheduled and new content on social media and manage public interactions.

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

Ebird Data Entry

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

Library Archivist

Catalogue publications in Greeter Hut.

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 Tamiko at

Head Office

The Conservation Area
at Maplewood Flats
2649 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 1B1

(2km from Second Narrows Bridge)


Office: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Conservation Area: Open 24 hours



Phone : + 1 604-929-2379




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