Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of Friends of Kananaskis Country.  They are a driving force behind many of our programs and activities.  Our successful trail care initiatives and many of the special events we organize or participate in are possible because individuals donate their time and energy.

If you feel a special connection to nature and wish to see the future generations enjoy the wild beauty of Kananaskis Country, why not consider volunteering for our Kananaskis Trail Care program?  You’ll get out in nature, visit the parks and wild spaces of Kananaskis Country, meet new people, and make a difference to Alberta’s natural landscape. There's a couple of ways you can volunteer:

  1. Come out and help on a Trail Care day. Here's what trail care days are like. To get invitations to our trail care projects, simply sign up to join our mailing list.
  2. If you've got a few trail care days under your belt, consider becoming a trail care Crew Leader. You'll assist Parks in supervising Friends volunteers. We'll train you (for free) on trail building and maintenance techniques, volunteer management, Parks procedures and first aid. Interested? Just contact us.
  3. Committed to really making a difference? Join our team on the Board of Directors. See below for the skills we could use these days.
While you’re at it, why not subscribe to the Friends’ newsletter, too?

We are also recruiting volunteers to join the Board of Directors to take on a leadership role in the organization. If you are a leader looking to make a positive difference and “give back” to Kananaskis Country, this may be the volunteer opportunity you have been looking for!

Does Friends of Kananaskis Country work for you? We are looking for individuals to join our team who share a passion and can help us strategically develop in the areas of environmental education, volunteerism, community support and public engagement.

Benefits: You will be an integral part of the process of enhancing and protecting Kananaskis Country. You will have an opportunity to participate in the regional management, environmental education, and recreational access. You will have access to guest speakers, resource trips, experiences with parks staff and the greater volunteer community. The volunteer opportunities are as vast as the landscape itself.

Duties and Responsibilities: As a member of the FKC Board of Directors, you will share your expertise, energy and community connections to help lead the FKC organization to a sustainable vitality. Our Directors are "working managers", expected to take on an area of need and move it forward, as well as wear the traditional Board oversight hat.

We are currently looking for team members -- especially Canmore or other Kananaskis-based individuals -- with the following expertise and experience:
  • Fundraising and fund development;
  • Trail Care;
  • Finance & Accounting;
  • Community connections (networking);
  • Education and events
If you are interested and have questions, or would like to join our team, please contact us at info@kananaskis.org.