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Capture Nature Photography Contest

The Friends’ Capture Nature Photo Contest was created as a way of inspiring people to engage in the park landscape with creativity in mind!  Capture Nature runs from May 1 to July 31 and is a great opportunity for those with a professional background or personal interest in photograpy to lend their experience to a program that brings a great deal of visibility and a lot of joy to our organization! Capture Nature is also an important fundraiser for the Friends, so your volunteer involvement contributes to the long-term sustainability of the Friends and our overarching education and stewardship activities.

Volunteer Jurors work remotely from their own homes as they take on any number of tasks, from coordinating contest registration, organizing photo submissions and taking part in the final adjudication for the winning prizes!  While these may not sound like the most exciting of tasks, they are integral to this program, as is your knowledge and experience of elements that combine to make world-class, winning photos!  Find out more by reading the Capture Nature Juror Volunteer Job Description.

Volunteer recruitment for Capture Nature Jurors takes place in the spring.  To receive more information this opportunity, create a volunteer account on MyVolunteerPage by clicking on the green button below, then check off Capture Nature on your list of Program Interests.

You can find out more details on the Capture Nature Photo Contest here.

Photo Credit to 2018 Capture Nature Winner, Shane Long

Volunteer Administrators

Since 2015, the Friends of Fish Creek have been using an online platform, MyVolunteerPage, to coordinate over 200 volunteers each year.  We are currently seeking volunteers who would like to play a role keeping this online system up-to-date by coming into the office regularly to enter volunteer hours, update volunteer contact information and other admin/coordination tasks.   Click here to view the Volunteer Administrator Job Description.

Training for Volunteer Administrators take place in late winter each year. To receive more information about this volunteer opportunity, please indicate your interest by checking the “Volunteer Administrator” box in the list of Program Interests in your MyVolunteerPage account.

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Native Plants Garden Steward

To commemorate our 25th Anniversary, a new native plants garden was established in 2017 around near the entrance of the Friends’ office in the Bow Valley Ranch. Volunteers are instrumental in ensuring the garden is well-tended; tasks include weeding, watering and possibly replanting as plants establish and grow.

Our volunteer positions for this project are currently filled.  We encourage you to consider one of the Friends’ many other volunteer opportunities!

Contact Shana Barbour, Program Coordinator, at or call our office at 403-238-3841 for more information.

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Office Support

Throughout the year, opportunities arise to support the Friends with various jobs that happen behind the scenes.  If you want to help out and are looking for something less physical or more independent, these kinds of tasks may be of interest to you! 

  • Helping with membership and newsletter mail outs
  • Poster distribution throughout the community
  • Event photography or videography

For more information on the kinds of office support we are looking for, please contact Chris Lalonde, Communications Coordinator, at or call the office at 403-238-3841.