Entomology Identification Aid

Tasks: Identify insects from photographs taken on rare property to the lowest possible taxonomic level Compare list of identified insects to rare species list and identify new additions Flexible timing; ongoing Required Qualifications: Knowledge in insect identification and use of taxonomic keys Attention to detail Access to a computer Training Provided: Orientation session with rare […]

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Spring 2017 Conservation Volunteer Opportunities

Spring 2017 Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Land Stewards- Hogsback Forest Buffer Enhancement

Spring 2017: Land Management Volunteer Opportunities Every year, rare takes on new ecological restoration initiatives in order to enhance and rehabilitate the unique native habitats of this urban land trust. Together with volunteer and community support, the rare Charitable Research Reserve is happy to provide meaningful opportunities for environmental education and stewardship through volunteer restoration […]

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Volunteer Land Stewards- Forest Plantation Naturalization

Spring 2017: Land Management Volunteer Opportunities Every year, rare takes on new ecological restoration initiatives in order to enhance and rehabilitate the unique native habitats of this urban land trust. Together with volunteer and community support, the rare Charitable Research Reserve is happy to provide meaningful opportunities for environmental education and stewardship through volunteer restoration […]

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Food Bank Garden General Volunteer

Do you love to garden? We have exciting opportunities for an enthusiastic nature lover with a passion for gardening and landscaping, ideally already equipped with hands-on experience or able and willing to learn. Help us make our gardens flourish with native species, nutritious food and buzz with pollinators! The Food Bank gardens at rare are […]

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Landscaping Volunteer

Do you love being outdoors and want to lend your helping hands to keep our publicly accessible areas clean and beautiful? We’d love your help! Tasks: Every other week – Mowing and weed whacking the grass in the Resource House back yard, in front of the silo, along the snake fence and the picnic table […]

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Handyperson Volunteer

Do you have a set of helping hands to assist with various maintenance tasks? We’d love your help! Tasks: General repairs, maintenance, and construction tasks as needed. Time frame:  Ongoing, as needed Required Qualifications: General knowledge of carpentry, home repairs, maintenance, tools etc depending on project. Basic handyperson skills to complete repair work, maintenance work, […]

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Butterfly Monitoring Assistant

We are looking for volunteers interested in local wildlife, enjoy nature and contributing to the bigger picture of essential conservation efforts. Tasks: Accompany Ecological Monitoring Assistant on weekly walk of butterfly monitoring transects Record all observations on data sheets Assist with photography and identification of unknown butterflies Take weather measurements (temperature and wind speed) We are […]

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Salamander Monitoring Assistant

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

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rare Community BioBlitz Event Volunteer

Join us at the rare BioBlitz as we search the 900+ acres of diverse habitat for all the species that call this important space home. No matter your level of expertise, you can survey for birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians, plants and more! Opportunities abound to learn and explore at this FREE event, with the […]

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