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Head Garden Volunteer; Wildlife Rescue Association of BC

Tracey L.
user 13210400
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 1
RE: The Wildlife Rescue Association of BC
Subject: Head Garden Volunteer

Details: The Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is located on the beautiful south shore of Burnaby Lake. WRA is the largest rehabilitator of urban wildlife in BC, and receives an annual average of around 4,000 wild animals from up to 170 species. With over 35 years of experience in the field of wildlife care and rehabilitation, WRA offers outstanding volunteer opportunities for dedicated volunteers. WRA volunteers tend to a large garden on our site – a garden full of native plants, wildlife habitats, and plants that we use in our animal enclosures for food (for example: grasses and salmonberries).

We currently are recruiting for a Head Garden Volunteer. The Head Garden Volunteer has free reign of the WRA habitat garden - provided all projects support the mission and functional needs of Wildlife Rescue. He/She would also assist WRA in planning and delivering monthly Garden Work-Parties (~4 hours) for our group of beginner garden volunteers. During the garden work-parties which are held on a weekend day, the head garden volunteer would give a brief demonstration about a specific topic, then guide the volunteers though a gardening/landscaping project to help maintain the garden areas. For example, how to use native plants to build a hummingbird garden, then a day of invasive species removal.

Someone who has an intermediate-advanced knowledge of native and invasive species, knowledge of how to attract and support wildlife through organic gardening practices, composting, and experience completing minor landscaping projects.

Benefits & Recognition
Support the local wildlife around Burnaby Lake
Use your unlimited creativity to transform a large garden space
References can be provided

Other Requirements
Access to tools included, however, any specialty garden tools must be brought by garden volunteers. If you are interested in this position, please contact WRA Volunteer Coordinator, Stefanie Broad at

Number of Volunteers Required 1-2
A former member
Post #: 12
I volunteer at WRA (in an animal-care capacity) and have participated on 1 "garden party" (so I know a tiny bit about the garden there). Feel free to contact me with any general questions.
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