A group of volunteers contributes to the rehabilitation of a unique habitat, the Garry Oak Ecosystem at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. © Parks Canada
In September, Parks Canada takes the time to recognize the contribution of its volunteers. Parks Canada’s national volunteer program was established in 1979 with only a few hundred people. Today, the program has nearly 6,000 volunteers involved at 85 Parks Canada sites—Canada’s natural and historic treasures.
Throughout the country Canadians give time and energy to help organize special events, protect and present Canada’s natural and historic treasures and greet and guide visitors. Through its volunteer program, Parks Canada shares ideas, knowledge, talent and skills with Canadians, all in support of the Parks Canada mandate. By taking part in Parks Canada’s volunteer activities, volunteers develop a connection to our places, enrich their lives and help make a difference.
Also, this month:
- Discover how the Canadian Register of Historic Places celebrates the extraordinary work of volunteers at Parks Canada.
- What’s a volunteer? In which type of activities do they take part? Read our frequently asked questions to learn more.
- You’re interested in volunteering with Parks Canada? Consult the list of available volunteering opportunities in our protected places. You can also look at Parks Canada national treasures’ map and contact the staff at the location nearest you.
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