RDCO Volunteer in Parks

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Welcome to the RDCO Volunteers in Parks Program! We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available so we're sure you'll find something that interests you.

As a valued member of our RDCO Parks Volunteer team, volunteers can participate in a variety of initiatives throughout the Regional Parks system that are intended to conserve, protect and enhance our regional landscapes, biodiversity and the sylix/Okanagan culture.

Take a look at our different opportunities and if you see something that interests you, please fill in our online application form.

We look forward to welcoming you to the team soon!

Individual applicants (aged 19+) click here to apply 

Family/Group applicants click here to apply

Youth applicants (Ages 16-18) Click here to apply

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Current Opportunities

Environmental Steward

Environmental Steward Role Description

An Environmental Steward is interested in getting involved in the work that keeps our parks thriving and beautiful. They will participate in projects that affect positive environmental change and ensures a biodiverse environment within RDCO Regional Parks. Environmental Stewards will participate in various activities from removing weeds to surveying local birds and wildlife. They will have opportunities to participate in specific ecological projects throughout the year. Environmental Stewards believe that the wellness of nature starts close to home and they want parks to be beautiful and thriving for generations to come.  

Individual applicants (aged 19+) click here to apply 

Youth applicants (Ages 16-18) Click here to apply

Park Ambassador

Park Ambassador Role Description

A Park Ambassador volunteer wants to connect with like-minded people, keep the parks beautiful, stay active and interact with park visitors. They are excited to participate in the various programs Regional Parks has to offer and have a strong interest and/or knowledge of nature, biodiversity, education, engaging with different age groups and/or learning about the wildlife, plants, and life cycles of the parks. The Parks Ambassador may be an avid hiker, biker, walker, or park user and feels a strong connection to the RDCO Regional Parks and the community they create.  Park Ambassadors will help by connecting visitors to nature, assisting with trail hikes, cleaning up regional parks and beaches, and/or sharing educational resources about the wildlife in each park.

Individual applicants (aged 19+) click here to apply 

Youth applicants (Ages 16-18) Click here to apply



Park Partners

Park Partners Role Description

Park Partners are volunteer groups who want to come together and volunteer their time for a short-term project of their choosing. Typically, these volunteers come from local schools, businesses or organizations that have a strong connection to Okanagan Regional Parks and want to keep the parks beautiful. Park Partners may also want to engage their students or employees with Regional Parks to strengthen their connection to nature and instill a sense of environmental stewardship amongst their teams. If your group has an idea for clean-up, replanting, maintenance, surveying, community engagement, education and/or environmental projects please connect with our Volunteer Coordinator at parks.volunteers@rdco.com

Family/Group applicants click here to apply

Special Events Volunteer

Special Events Volunteer Role Description

A Special Events volunteer is enthusiastic about socializing with others and having fun at various park events. They share energy, passion, and experience by assisting the Event Planner and Park Interpreters during special events held throughout the Regional Parks. A Special Events Volunteer helps people in the community participate in a variety of park events, positively engage the public, and develop a fun atmosphere. Volunteer tasks vary according to the style, length, and focus of the event. Duties may include: guiding participants through a craft, leading participants in an activity or game, providing directions and information, responding to public inquiries about regional parks or the event, assisting with the set-up or take down of event equipment, serving at a food and beverage station, attending a display booth, and assisting visitors to participate in event activities. Additional training will be provided for event-specific tasks.

Individual applicants (aged 19+) click here to apply 

Family/Group applicants click here to apply

Youth applicants (Ages 16-18) Click here to apply

About the RDCO

The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) is a local government which encompasses two unincorporated electoral areas and the member municipalities of Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland  and West Kelowna. We help protect the quality of life for all citizens. Our mission is to help enhance the quality of life for all citizens by planning for the future, while delivering efficient and cost-effective services to the region that support the environment, economic development, sustainable communities and transportation.

We acknowledge our presence on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded tm̓xʷúlaʔxʷ (land) of the syilx / Okanagan people who have resided here since time immemorial. We recognize, honour, and  respect the syilx / Okanagan lands upon which we live, work, and play.