Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Gwaii Haanas Field Unit!

Volunteer opportunities 

  • Whale monitoring - Be a citizen scientist! If you see whales, dolphins, porpoises or sea turtles in Gwaii Haanas, report it! Download the BC Cetacean Sightings Network app before your trip, then report your sightings when you are back in WiFi range. Your input will support Vancouver Aquarium’s conservation and research program. Self-directed.
  • Shoreline cleanup - Tackle beach debris to improve ecosystem health and visitor experience in Gwaii Haanas. Organize your own shoreline cleanup with some help from our volunteer coordinator (contact email below). Check out the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup for more information. Self directed.
  • Mascot theatrics - Play PARKA the Parks Canada mascot at community events on Haida Gwaii this summer, and share your dance moves, and your love for Gwaii Haanas. Application required.

Email the Gwaii Haanas volunteer coordinator heather.dudoward@canada.ca to request an application, or for more information.

Volunteer activities will require successful completion of a criminal record check.