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Volunteers

Learning and Working Together

With more than 250 volunteers province wide, we are dependent on the help everyone contributes. Below are some of the activities in which our volunteers are involved. If you are interested in learning about wilderness and are willing to represent the AWA according to AWA guidelines, please complete a Volunteer Application Form and forward it to our office. We will contact you as soon as possible. Your time volunteering contributes to the success of the Alberta Wilderness Association.

Volunteer Application Form (PDF)

Stewardship

Site visits, recording observations, submitting reports – time and locations vary and depend on active campaigns. Research specific issues, report writing and working with a staff member. Opportunities depend on active campaigns requiring help.

Building Maintenance & Gardening

If you are handy, love to putter in a garden, don’t mind picking up a paintbrush to patch here and there, would like to help with some seasonal cleaning, we need you! Please give us a call; we can be very flexible about the time required

Casino Charity Event

There are 35 positions involved in running a casino, from chip runners to cashiers. If you have experience in working at a casino or would like to learn more about it, please call us. We work at a casino every 2 years or so.

Climb for Wilderness Annual Event

Opportunities exist in every part of the event from early planning phases to final clean up. For more information please review the Climb for Wilderness website.

Displays and Tabling

Venues include markets, fairs, events, conferences, retail outlets, nature centres and parks visitor centres throughout Alberta. You will be committing time to help staff an AWA display and talk to the public about AWA’s work and campaigns. Selling AWA goods and signing up new members.

Wild West Gala Annual Event

Activities and participation by volunteers varies from office preparation months ahead of the event to event site preparation and hosting at the event.

A healthy relationship to the wilderness is not in the least incompatible with civilized living. Indeed, I believe it to be an indispensable condition thereof; that no man is truly civilized unless he is involved in and cares for the wilderness.
- Ashley Montagu, 1969
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