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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.
Please note that due to COVID-19 and health restrictions, volunteer opportunities are limited and many are on hold.

Perks of being a CPAWS Northern Alberta Volunteer

  • Use your natural talents for a good cause.
  • Meet people who share similar interests and values.
  • Gain knowledge about the environment.
  • Develop new skills.
  • Make a difference in protecting Alberta’s wilderness.
  • Have Fun!

Volunteer Roles

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Project-Based Volunteer

Do you have a passion for conservation and you are eager to join a like-minded group? Sign up to be a project-based volunteer! We recently made the change to combine our conservation, communication & engagement, and fund development committees. Our volunteers have a diverse range of skills and interests to work towards larger, longer-term projects for our chapter. From developing educational resources, organizing fundraisers, and helping staff with research – contact us to find out more.
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Casual Volunteer

Want to help out but can’t commit to regular meetings? No problem! Periodically, we have events where we could use some extra hands, extra tasks to do around the office, a need for wilderness photos, and other odd jobs. Sign up for our casual volunteer list to be informed of these opportunities as they arise and sign up for what you are able to commit to.
Becoming A

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. The CPAWS Northern Alberta board is a governance board.

Location of Meetings

Board meetings are usually held online, there is no requirement to be located in Edmonton, Alberta.

Time Requirement

Typically 5-10 hours per month (including Board meetings). Time commitment increases depending on the level of involvement in ongoing projects. A commitment of a three-year term is preferred, but not required.

Skills & Experience

  • An appreciation for wilderness and a desire to help conserve Alberta’s natural heritage.
  • Skill and experience in such areas as: financial management, conservation biology, strategic planning, fund development, communications and media, advocacy and government.
  • Experience in a not-for-profit society or on a Board of Directors would be an asset.


  • Participate in setting conservation objectives.
  • Review and approve the Chapter’s annual.
  • Participate in and provide leadership to Board.
  • Attend Board meetings (approx. 10 per year).
  • Attend the Annual General Meeting (usually in late October).
  • Work with other Board members and staff to build chapter capacity.


    • First contacts will be with a representative of the Board of Directors Recruitment and Nominations.
    • A follow-up meeting will occur between the candidate and the Board of Directors.
    • A successful candidate will be meet with the Executive Director for orientation to CPAWS NAB and Board policies.
    • Training opportunities are provided in specific areas of relevance to the Board.
    The CPAWS Northern Alberta Board of Directors is led by the Board Chair and is responsible to the CPAWS Northern Alberta membership.

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