Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Gwaii Haanas Field Unit during Canada’s 150th Anniversary year!

Volunteer opportunities

  • Pole conservation - Learn basic conservation practices and help maintain the integrity of historic carved poles at SGang Gwaay Llnagaay, a renowned Haida Heritage Site, National Historic Site and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Application required. Priority will be given to Haida applicants.
  • 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.
  • Invasive plant eradication - Join our BioBlitz event on June 25, 2017 as a community expert. We are seeking expressions of interest from Haida cultural knowledge holders; marine biologists / ecologists; moss, fungus, lichen, tree ID enthusiasts; and bird nerds! Application required.

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

Competitive volunteer activities will require successful completion of a criminal record check.

Did you know?

Seventy-three volunteers devoted over 700 hours of their time to Gwaii Haanas activities in 2016.