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Needed: Nature House Volunteers
Organization: Gorge Waterway Action Society
Location: Esquimalt Gorge Park, Victoria BC (1070 Tillicum Road)
Spring Opening: March 16th, 2024

About Us

The Gorge Waterway Nature House is a communal educational space located in Esquimalt Gorge Park and operated by the Gorge Waterway Action Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Gorge Waterway and its associated ecosystems. The Gorge Waterway Action Society acts as stewards for Esquimalt Gorge Park, where the Nature House is located.

The Nature House offers:

  • a touch tank with live marine animals from our coast;
  • various displays that provide hands-on learning about local terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems;
  • a library of books about local ecosystems;
  • a "Kid Zone" with books, colouring activities, and games.

About You

You’re an outgoing and dedicated individual eager to share your passion for the Gorge, its ecosystems, and its community with visitors of all ages. You’re available on weekends during the spring, summer and/or fall.

Your responsibilities include:

  • providing information about the local area and walking visitors through our displays;
  • participating in educational programs and activities within the park, including guided nature walks;
  • leading touch tank demonstrations and other interactive activities;
  • operating a small concession and gift shop.

No experience is necessary, but interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and knowledge of/eagerness to learn about the area are assets! This is a great opportunity to learn about the field of environmental education and outreach while getting involved in your community.


The Nature House is scheduled to re-open on March 16th for the 2024 season and will operate Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00-3:00pm. Time commitment varies, but we ask for at least 5 hrs (1 full shift or 2 half shifts) per month. All shifts will be done in pairs. As this position involves interaction with children, a Criminal Record Check is required.

If interested, please fill out our volunteer application form:

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Please contact us with any questions at . You can also find us online at or on Facebook at Gorge Waterway Nature House or on Instagram @gorgewaterwaynaturehouse .


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 27 2024    ID: 70432