Road Impact Survey Volunteer

Looking for biological survey experience? We are looking for a team of volunteers to conduct weekly road impact surveys from April to October (one month minimum commitment).

Tasks include:

  • Safely walking along roadway, collecting wildlife observation data
  • Identifying and photographing DOR [Dead-On-Road] species from various taxa
  • Taking GPS coordinates at various locations
  • Completing and submitting road impact survey data sheets
  • Collecting basic weather data

We are asking volunteers to commit to one weekly morning shift on Tuesday, Thursday and/or weekends

Approximately 3 hour shifts

Commitment to at least four weeks of volunteering required (surveys run from April to October)

Required Qualifications:

  • Physically fit to cover approximately 7.75 km of roadside terrain on foot
  • Comfortable walking on the shoulder of the road
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work in most weather conditions
  • Comfortable viewing and photographing DOR animals
  • Ability to identify species of local fauna is an asset
  • Familiarity with a handheld GPS is an asset

Training Provided:

Training sessions are held during the first week of each month.

Training includes a thorough protocol orientation and a walk-a-long survey.

The next training session will be held Tuesday, October 1st, at 9:00am.

Expected Benefits:

  • Opportunity to gain experience conducting standardized surveys and using basic field equipment (such as GPS)
  • Improve your ability to identify species of local fauna
  • Contribute to valuable long-term data collection at rare
  • Opportunity to spend time outdoors and be physically active
  • Networking opportunities within the environmental sector, and an ability to develop biological survey experience and references


Applicants should email:
Laura Klein, Gosling Engagement Coordinator
Telephone: 519-650-9336 x126

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