Volunteering with CPAWS is a great way to make friends, learn about conservation firsthand, and be part of our mission to protect Canada's wilderness.
Why volunteer with CPAWS?
- Gain knowledge about the environment
- Meet and make friends with people who share similar interests and values
- Make a difference in protecting Alberta's wilderness
- Use your existing skills for a good cause, and develop new skills
- Have fun!
- Volunteer Resources
Our volunteers are critical to our activities and success! Visit this page to find our handbook and Confidentiality Agreement, as well as other resources for current volunteers.
- National Volunteer Week: Celebrating our Volunteers!
April 10th to 16th is National Volunteer Week! This week, we’re celebrating our WILD volunteers!
Work with office staff to determine a research project that interests you and supports the work of the chapter. This position allows you to work independently on your own time to meet an agreed upon schedule. CPAWS is willing to work with students to find a project that both meets the chapter’s needs and course requirements.
- Fund Development
Help CPAWS raise funds to support its conservation and outreach work. A range of activities could be involved depending on the interest and skill-set of the volunteer. These include researching grants, helping develop proposals and implement priority activities, and/or providing strategic advice.
- Outreach/Special Events
Support the chapter’s outreach efforts while having fun. Potential activities include helping organize events, researching outreach opportunities, and engaging in outreach work, e.g. display tables, presentations, events.
- Conservation Committee
For individuals passionate about conservation and interested in guiding the conservation direction of CPAWS in Northern Alberta by providing sound advice, expertise, and oversight of conservation programs.
- Board Member
A leadership position for individuals interested in a long-term commitment. The CPAWS Northern Alberta Board of Directors is responsible for setting conservation objectives and priorities and overseeing the strategic direction and financial health of the Chapter. Desirable backgrounds include: financial management, strategic planning, fund development, legal, human resources, engagement, and conservation.
To apply to be a volunteer, please send us an email telling us a little bit about yourself, including your skills, areas of interest, availability, and your contact info.