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Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

Volunteer Opportunities

We value the generous contribution of time, effort and skills made by everyday Canadians just like you. We invite you to share in our work, get behind the scenes, learn something new and make a difference. See below for ways you can get involved.

Ecosystem Restoration | Other Parks Canada Opportunities | Volunteering Spotlight


Ecosystem Restoration

Parks Canada is restoring endangered Garry oak ecosystems at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site by removing invasive plants and replacing them with the native species that are normally found there. Plants such as Scotch broom and spurge-laurel were introduced from other parts of the world and compete with native plants for important habitat. They often win out unless they are kept in check.

Learn more about battling invasive species in Garry Oak ecosystems.

Who we're looking for

  • You are enthusiastic about nature/gardening and enjoy spending time outside
  • You like working as part of a team and are willing to learn.
  • You have a reasonable degree of fitness.

What you’ll be doing

  • Pulling weeds out of the ground by hand.
  • Using small hand tools such as loppers.
  • Sorting and planting Camus bulbs and seedlings.

How you’ll make a difference

You will contribute to Parks Canada’s important work to restore some of the rarest ecosystems in Canada, which are home to more than 100 rare and endangered plant and animal species.

What’s in it for you?

  • Lean about Garry oak ecosystems and native plant species.
  • Gain valuable field experience and build your resume. 
  • Meet like-minded people.

Time commitment

Work takes place from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays. Here are upcoming dates for 2017:  

  • January 28
  • February 25
  • March 11 & 25
  • April 8 & 22

For more information email or call us at 250-812-8133.


Other Parks Canada Opportunities

For information on opportunities at other Parks Canada places on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and across the country, click on the links below.

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Fort Langley National Historic Site
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
National volunteer opportunities