Due to COVID-19 health measures, volunteering is different than in past years - but still as interesting and rewarding!

Make a difference in nature at Waterton Lakes National Park by volunteering. Go behind the scenes, learn something new and make a difference in protecting and presenting the ecological and cultural integrity of this World Heritage Site.

Volunteer opportunities are open to visitors and residents alike. Park entry is free for the day of your volunteer activity.

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Be a citizen scientist

Report what you see through iNaturalist or assist with collecting flowering, wildlife and shoreline litter records for future scientific use and long-term monitoring.

Be a habitat hero

Help control non-native invasive species or maintain the salamander byway system and their habitat.

Be a restoration hero

Plant to restore endangered species or disturbed sites. Help collect native plant seed.

Be a steward

Keeping the Canadian side of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park World Heritage Site pristine or help at the native plant demonstration garden.

Volunteer opportunites in 2022

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iNaturalist - Waterton Lakes National Park

When: Anytime using the free smartphone app

Busy beaver cleanup crew

When: April through September, self-directed after orientation

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

When: All dates full

Campground hosts

When: Two or more weeks, May 13 through September 5

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When: Virtual orientation week of May 16. On site kickoff, May 28, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Runs through mid-October

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Spring flower count

When: Saturday, May 28, 8:30 a.m. to noon

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Eco Ambassadors

When: June training; July to September volunteer schedule

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Spring bird count

When: Saturday June 4, Sunday June 5

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Group volunteer projects

When: June through mid-October

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Butterfly BioBlitz

Application deadline: Wednesday, June 29. When: Friday, July 15, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Wildflower and native grass seed collection

When: Wednesday mornings, July 6 through August 31, 8:30 a.m. to noon

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Wildflower and native grass seed collection

When: Saturday, July 16 (alternate date Saturday, July 23), 8:30 a.m. to noon

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Wildflower and native grass planting

When: September and early October, weekday dates TBD

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Great Canadian shoreline cleanup

When: Saturday, September 10, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Limber and whitebark pine planting

When: Late September to mid-October, weekday dates TBD