Here are two of the volunteer opportunities we offer right now:
Ecosystem Restoration | Campground Hosting
Restore endangered Garry oak ecosystems by removing invasive plants that threaten them
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WANTED: Hands-on volunteers who can help restore a sensitive ecosystem at one of the most beautiful places anywhere.
Parks Canada is looking for volunteers with a passion for nature who can help restore Garry Oak ecosystems in and around Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. If you like working as part of a team, are willing to learn, and have a minimum level of fitness, Parks Canada wants YOU!
Help Us Win the Battle Against Alien Species
Restore endangered Garry oak ecosystems by removing invasive plants that threaten them, such as Scotch broom and spurge-laurel.
Restricted to the southern tip of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and two small areas in the Fraser Valley, Garry oak ecosystems are some of the rarest in Canada. They are home to over 100 rare and endangered species, 11 of which are present in Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site and adjacent properties.
Restoration volunteering is a great way to build your resume, learn about native species and restoration, meet friendly people and enjoy the great outdoors! So come one, come all and volunteer with us throughout the year.
Click here to learn more about battling invasive species in Garry Oak ecosystems.
Upcoming Garry Oak ecosystems volunteer events (Saturdays):
- January 11
- January 25
- February 1
- February 22
- March 8
- March 22
- April 5
- April 26
For more information or to arrange a volunteer time, call 250-812-8133 or email us.
Do you like talking to people? Are you interested in living in a peaceful, natural setting with an ocean view? Do you have an RV? Or a boat you can live on? If so, you may be interested in applying for a new opportunity to be a campground host at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site this summer!
We’re offering camping to the public at Fort Rodd Hill this summer, and we need your help.
What you get as a host:
- A free place to park your RV (or a dock for your boat).
- Access to electricity.
- An opportunity to dump your sewage weekly.
- And this spectacular view from your beachfront campsite:
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The time frame:
Each host, or host couple, would be expected to be committed to about four weeks stay.
May 13 to June 10, June 10 to July 8,
July 8 to Aug 5, or Aug 5 to Sep 3.
What your day looks like:
During your four week stay, you would be on site everyday. Here’s what your schedule would look like:
- 8am to 11am: You are free to leave the site.
- 11am to 1pm: You sweep out the tents and wipe down the tables.
- 1pm to 5pm: You are free to leave the site.
- 6pm to 7pm: You meet and greet campers and check washrooms for cleanliness. Give a quick wipe down to the washroom sinks, floor and toilets if needed.
- 10pm: You close and lock the main gates.
- 11pm: If needed you give a friendly reminder that it’s fires out and quiet time.
For the duration of your stay the site will also provide a cell phone to be used for after-hours emergencies or contacting site staff if needed.
Interested? Please email or call 1-250-478-5849. Give your name, a daytime contact phone number, and the parts of this summer you would be interested in hosting.