Salamander Monitoring Assistant

We are looking for volunteers interested in local wildlife, enjoy nature and contributing to the bigger picture of essential conservation efforts.


  • Accompany Monitoring Technician on weekly monitoring of salamander boards
  • Observe salamanders in their natural setting and assist in species identification
  • Measurement of environmental factors such as wind speed and soil moisture
  • Record all observations on data sheet

We are asking volunteers to commit a mandatory 9 week commitment. Flexible timing; Ideally Tuesday or Wednesday Mornings

3 hour shifts

Required Qualifications:

  • Physically fit for covering uneven terrain
  • Neat handwriting and well developed organizational skills
  • Some previous salamander identification skills helpful, but not required

Training Provided:

Orientation session, as well as monitoring training given in the field

Expected Benefits: 

  • Spending time outdoors in rare forests
  • Develop or refresh your salamander identification skills
  • Gain experience with standardized artificial cover board monitoring protocol
  • Contribute to rare’s efforts to monitor ecosystem health in the Waterloo Region
  • Networking opportunities within the environmental sector, and an ability to develop your job experience and references.



Applicants should email

rare Charitable Research Reserve
Telephone: 519-650-9336

Fax: 519-650-5923

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rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
Charitable Registration:
#8776 15914 RR0001