Who can volunteer?

Anyone who has knowledge or skills on a topic related to
nature in Nova Scotia, and who wants to share his or her knowledge or skills with a group of kids!

Examples: fishermen, scientists, graduate students, park interpreters, museum staff, artists, musicians, parents, grandparents, retired persons, community members, college or university students…etc.

Volunteer Opportunities




Hike or Field Trip Volunteer

– One-time commitment of an afternoon (2-3 hours)
– Lead a nature walk on any topic related to nature

Examples: lead a bird walk, wildflower walk, walk to look for animal tracks in the snow, sky-watching session to learn about astronomy, teach about a particular animal.

Presentation Volunteer

– Time commitment of an afternoon (1-2 hrs)
– Share your knowledge of nature in an informal presentation or workshop
– Teach a skill relate to nature
– Lead an activity or game(s) on a topic related to nature

Examples: How to build a nest box or bat box, how to draw in nature, how to identify birds or mushrooms or flowers, how to use field guides.


Besides the above short term volunteer options we also have longer term volunteer options such as:

– Volunteering to be an assistant on a regular basis at Chapter meetings
– Become a YNC Chapter Leader in your community! Contact us for information on how to start up a YNC Chapter

We also have a list of current volunteer opportunities with the YNC varying from bookkeeping  to helping do background research.

Benefits of Volunteering with the YNC

  • Spend time in nature
  • Share expertise about nature
  • Learn from others about the natural history of Nova Scotia
  • Be physically active
  • Build lasting relationships
  • Expand professional network and develop marketable skills
  • Explore natural areas around your community
  • Empower and support the development of the next generation of naturalists in your community!

Apply to become a volunteer! Contact the YNC at: yncns@yncns.ca
or phone the provincial coordinator at (902) 455-5643