Volunteer with HAT

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If you would like to volunteer and be part of the conservation community then, follow the five steps below:

  1. Register in our online volunteer system, follow this link to our online signup sheet. Once this is submitted, you will be sent an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Make sure to check your junk.
  2. Check the Volunteer Opportunity List for upcoming events and sign up using your name and email address. 
  3. Sign Event Waivers - If you sign up for an event, please sign waivers attached to the event signup email and return to HAT either electronically (emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or in-person at the event.
  4. Read our HAT Volunteer Manual to learn about HAT and our volunteer positions.
  5. Start Volunteering!  


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Current Volunteer Positions:

Volunteer Position: Restoration Participant (ongoing)

We are always looking for passionate individuals to help out with our diverse restoration projects. The position would involve: 

  • attending various restoration events approximately once a month
  • physical labour including pulling weeds and invasive species, planting trees etc.
  • learning about restoration techniques and native plant identification
  • opportunity to attend our annual restoration barbecue event in the summer

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enquire or call the HAT office 250-995-2428


Top 5 Reasons to Volunteer with HAT 
      1. Educational - learn from HAT staff and other volunteers about the importance of native ecosystems, local species and the history of local lands. 
      2. We're Local - help your own community and region by volunteering with HAT as we focus all of our work within the Capital Regional District (CRD).
      3. Learn New Skills - we always make sure our volunteers benefit from their experience by learning a new skill or two along the way. 
      4. Protect Nature - the more help we have, the more resources and time will be available to commit to the important goal of protecting land in the CRD.
      5. Fun! - whether you are exploring a pristine wooded area with our covenant coordinator or coming up with new material for one of our programs, we remember to keep things fun.
For example, HAT has several volunteers helping us out:
  • Running our board of directors
  • Office and fieldwork 
  • Planting with school children
  • Mapping properties with GPS and ArcGIS
  • Sharing our mission with the community at outreach event tables

You are truly making a difference in the local community by volunteering with HAT. We provide references and letters of recommendation for students and whomever is looking to grow their resume.


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