Groundskeeping Volunteers - Vancouver Avian Research Centre

Oct 02, 2020
Coquitlam, British Columbia

If you love light physical labor and being surrounded by nature in a beautiful setting, then this may be the volunteer position for you! VARC is currently seeking responsible, reliable volunteers who are able to spend 1 to 2 hours a week performing light landscaping tasks.

As this is strictly a volunteer role, there will be no monetary compensation however, VARC will provide all training, materials and tools required.


Work with our team of volunteers and students to ensure that the trails and net lanes are maintained for VARC to perform banding & monitoring research operations from April to November. Successful candidates will be responsible for the following:

  • Visiting station once a week from April through to November (schedules can be worked out with Volunteer Groundskeeping Coordinator)
  • Arriving on-time

  • Responsible for care, upkeep and security of landscaping equipment kept under lock and key on grounds

  • Informing VARC & Volunteer Groundskeeping Coordinator of any issues or needs with equipment or property
  • Keep trails and pathways clear and mowed

  • Sweeping and keeping banding station pagoda tidy

  • Stocking outhouse with toilet paper and hand sanitizer


Successful candidates should have the following skills and requirements:

  • Great people skills

  • Be physically able to perform light landscaping labour

  • Have access to own vehicle

  • Enjoy working in a team environment with other volunteers and students

  • Be bear safe/aware (we can provide training if you do not have)

  • Have experience with equipment such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers and brush cutters, gardening tools

  • Be responsible and extremely reliable.

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