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Community Outreach & Special Events

We are looking for volunteers to assist at or host a Friends of Fish Creek display at special events outside of the park where we regularly promote our upcoming events and programs to the wider community and engage the public about watershed stewardship.    

This is a great opportunity for friendly and outgoing volunteers who are familiar with the Friends of Fish Creek. Responsibilities include helping to carry, set up and take down display materials, talking with the public about the Friends and our programs, offering flyers and possibly facilitating our Walk in the Watershed game with families that come by.  Click here to view the Volunteer Job Description.

2019 Volunteer Training has passed.  To receive an email invitation to future training opportunities for this volunteer position, please indicate your interest by checking the “Community Outreach” box in the Program Interests list in your MyVolunteerPage account.


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Tour Guides and Tour Assistants

The Friends of Fish Creek are excited to expand our existing suite of educational tours and are looking for volunteers with skills in public speaking, education and/or environmental science to act as Tour Guides in 2019.  As a Guide, you will have the opportunity to learn about and lead tours on various fascinating topics related to the Fish Creek watershed, including the history of the park, beaver ecology, archaeology in the Fish Creek area and native and invasive plants.  And possibly even ghosts!  Click here to view the Tour Guide Volunteer Job Description.

If you would rather stay out of the spotlight but would still like to help with our tour program, consider volunteering as a Tour Assistant!  Volunteers are needed to act in a support role to our Guides, taking on simple tasks like participant registration, drop-in payments and a bit of group management while on tours.  It’s a great way to help out, get some exercise and learn about the park at the same time! Click here to view the Tour Assistant Volunteer Job Description.

Find out more about our Minibus and Walking Tours! programs.

We are actively recruiting for both Tour Assistant and Tour Guide positions in 2019!  To receive information about the training session for these opportunities, create a volunteer account on MyVolunteerPage by clicking on the green button below and check off either Tour Guide or Tour Assistant in your list of Program Interests.  Please note that both positions require volunteers to obtain a current Police Information Check.

If you are interested in developing and leading your own tour on a topic related to Fish Creek and that you are experinced in, please contact Shana Barbour, Program Coordinator, at shana@friendsoffishcreek.org or at 403-238-3841. 


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Speaker Series Volunteers

Speaker Series Volunteers are critical in helping the Friends of Fish Creek achieve our mission of “engaging the public” by lending a hand with set up, registration and take down at our Fish Creek Speaker Series and at other events throughout the year which take place at the Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre. Click here to view the Volunteer Job Description.

Once trained, volunteers sign up for which events suit their interests and schedules.

  • Speaker Series events typically take place on Thursday evenings (Sept to June, except Nov/Dec) and tasks include moving tables and chairs, setting up and audiovisual equipment, registering guests, setting up and putting away refreshments.

We are fortunate to have a full slate of committed Speaker Series Volunteers, so we are not recruiting volunteers for this program at this time.  We encourage you to continue browsing the volunteer opportunities on our website to find something else that interests you. To receive email notice of future training opportunities for this volunteer position, please check off “Speakers Series” in your list of Program Interests in your MyVolunteerPage account.


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Park Watch Stewardship

The Friends’ Park Watch Program has been in existence since 2001, and since then, volunteer Stewards have actively taken on the role of helping to maintain a safe and beautiful enjoyable natural environment for park users of all kinds. 

Park Watch Stewards provide a visible presence that encourages responsible park use while providing user education and the reporting of important observations to Fish Creek Provincial Park staff and the Friends.  Providing assistance and information to park visitors, especially those who may be new to Fish Creek or the city, is one of the most rewarding ways to create awareness and encourage environmental stewardship.  Click here to view the Park Watch Steward Volunteer Job Description.

We are actively recruiting for Park Watch in 2019!  Please note that Stewards volunteer in teams of two; if you’d like to get involved, consider recruiting a family member or friend to join you (or we can pair you up with a new friend!).  First year Stewards are also required to obtain a current Police Information Check.

To receive information about the volunteer training for this opportunity, create a volunteer account on MyVolunteerPage by clicking on the green button below and check off Park Watch in your list of Program Interests. 

If you’d like more information about this program, please contact Shana Barbour, Program Coordinator, at shana@friendsoffishcreek.org or call the office at 403-238-3841.


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Wellness Program

The Friends’ Wellness Program continues to offer exciting opportunities for people to support their physical/social/emotional/spiritual wellness while enjoying the beauty and serenity of Fish Creek Provincial Park. Volunteers can be involved in either or both of the roles we have available. Please note that current Police Information and Vulnerable Sector Checks are required for first year volunteers in both positions:

  • Wellness Program Assistant – These volunteers support the Wellness Program Instructors in our yoga, Spring Forest Qi Gong and meditation offerings by managing participant sign in and payment, and connecting with the public about the different programs and events offered by the Friends.  Wellness Assistants also receive the added benefit of being able to participate in some sessions at no cost!  These sessions run between June and September. Click here to view the Wellness Assistant Job Description.
  • Good Grief Companion –  Volunteers take on the role of Companions in our newest Wellness Program offering, Good Grief: Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss.  Companions walk alongside people who are moving through significant transitions in life and who can benefit from the healing that nature and this shared experience can bring. This eight-week walking program will happen in May and September.  Click here to view the Good Grief Companion Job Description.

We are actively recruiting for our Wellness Program in 2019!  To receive information about the volunteer training for these opportunities, create a volunteer account on MyVolunteerPage by clicking on the green button below and check off either (or both!) Wellness Program Assistant and/or Good Grief Companion in your list of Program Interests. 

If you’d like more information about this program or are interested in becoming a Wellness Program Instructor, please contact Shana Barbour, Program Coordinator, at shana@friendsoffishcreek.org or call the office at 403-238-3841

Find out more about our Wellness Program here.

Photo Credit: Ronnel Chua