Acoustic Amphibian Survey Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who enjoy nature and contributing to the bigger picture of essential conservation efforts.


  • Accompany rare staff member or volunteer on 3 acoustic monitoring surveys
  • Identify frogs and toads by sound at monitoring sites
  • Record observations on data sheet
  • Record basic weather parameters

We are asking volunteers for a short-term commitment; 3 shifts each 2 hours long. Ideal candidate could commit to all three shifts.

The shifts will take place three times during the spring and summer (dates to be confirmed):

  1. Mid-late April
  2. Mid-late May
  3. June

Required Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to identify local frog and toad species by sound
  • Experience with acoustic amphibian monitoring / experience with the Marsh Monitoring Program
  • Neat handwriting and well developed organizational skills
  • CPR/First Aid training an asset

Training Provided:

Orientation session, as well as monitoring training as required. This role will be reporting to the Program Scientist.

Expected Benefits: 

  1. Spending time outdoors in rare wetlands
  2. Practice/Improve acoustic amphibian identification skills
  3. Contribute to rare’s efforts to monitor ecosystem health in the Waterloo Region


Applicants should email:

Laura Klein –

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