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 to get involved.

Sand Dune Restoration | Shoreline Clean-upsOther Parks Canada Opportunities


Sand Dune Restoration

Become a Restoration Volunteer Today!

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s beaches include sand dunes that are home to many rare and endangered species of animals and plants. Parks Canada is restoring these sensitive dune ecosystems by removing invasive species of dune grasses that impede the natural movement of sand. Learn more about coastal sandy ecosystems and the rare species that call them home or check out our Explora App “Secrets of the Sand Dunes”.

Who we’re looking for

  • You are enthusiastic about nature 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 out invasive dune grasses by hand and/or planting seedlings.
  • Using small hand tools such as trowels and shovels.
  • Monitoring progress including taking photos, recording observations onto forms, and/or computer data entry.

How you’ll make a difference

You’ll be contributing to the restoration of ecological integrity in the largest open sand dune system in British Columbia and of important habitat for species at risk.

What’s in it for you?

  • Learn about ecological restoration and monitoring.
  • Gain valuable field experience and build your resume.
  • Work in the stunning beach environment of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
  • Work alongside like-minded individuals.

Time commitment

From a few hours to a few days. Contact us for details.

For more information email pc.pacrim.info.pc@canada.ca or call us at 250-726-3500.


Shoreline Clean-ups

Throughout the year shoreline clean-ups happen in all three units of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Parks Canada has partnered with the Vancouver Aquarium to take part in the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up; check out their website, shorelinecleanup.ca, or find it through Parks Canada’s National partner’s page. The website will provide more information on the program and help you find shoreline clean-ups in the park reserve or in your own community.

For more information email pc.pacrim.info.pc@canada.ca or call us at 250-726-3500.


Other Parks Canada Opportunities

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

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Fort Langley National Historic Site
Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site 
National volunteer opportunities