Volunteer

Every one of us has the power to make our environment a better place. Many individual actions can accumulate to have an astounding impact for positive change. The success of our Society depends on contributions by volunteers. Opportunities exist to: help run the Society, organize and participate in programs, and work on special projects. We are immensely grateful to all the many volunteers who have contributed to the Society since 1982.

Eagle Watch

Regular Opportunities (November through January ):

Each winter approximately 30 volunteers work 3 three-hours shifts during November, December and January, sharing information about Bald Eagles and the Squamish community. There is a mix of returning and new volunteers. New recruits are always welcome. Families are welcome. No experience is necessary. There are also opportunities to join the team that organizes Eagle Watch.

Contact the Eagle Watch Manager for more information.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator if you would like to participate.

Squamish Birders

Current Opportunties (ongoing):

Squamish Birders organize a monthly survey the Squamish Estuary. The counts started in 1992 and provide one of the longest data sets in British Columbia. New and experienced birders are welcome. The birders group also participates in the Christmas Bird Count, the Breeding Bird Surveys, and other counts.

The Squamish Valley is identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA BC023) under Important Bird Areas Canada.

Events Team

The Events Team represents SES at a variety of local events. Team members set up our display and then work short shifts during the event. They provide information on programs, encourage people to join, and engage the public in conversation about all things natural and environmental.

If you are able to spend a couple of hours one or more times during the year to help represent SES to our community, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator. The table below has dates and locations of events where we may have opportunities to volunteer: some events and dates are tentative.

Upcoming Event Dates and Locations

DateEvent NameDescription
July 1Canada Day
August (date TBA)Senior's Wellness Fair
September (date TBA)Brackendale Fall FairBrackendale Farmers' Institute Park
October (date TBA)Quest Volunteer & Experiential Learning Fair
November (date TBA)Eagle Watch Opening Day
December (date TBA)Christmas Market
April (date TBA)Earth Day

Work Parties

If you have a couple of hours to spare, then a work party is a chance to get outside, network, and have some fun. Activities include sign and trail maintenance, invasive species removal, estuary clean-ups and other projects as inspiration strikes. Check our Facebook page for upcoming events.

Other Programs

New programs are added as people step forward to help organize them. If you are interested in: Young Naturalists, bio blitz, walks and talks, events/movie nights, please contact us. If you have another area of interest you want to work on, please contact us.