Spark the inner conservationist in you!

There are many volunteer opportunities that rare offers to help foster personal development while you help protect and restore the natural environment.

  • Do you have free time you’d like to fill up with meaningful experience in the community?
  • Are you looking to develop your employable skills and  build your resume?
  • Are you looking for a team building exercise for employees?
  • Are you looking to complete your high school community service hours?
  • Are you looking to make a meaningful connection with nature?


Our land management team at rare provides meaningful opportunities for personal development, corporate work days or if you’re just looking to connect with nature in a meaningful way. Check our events calendar for upcoming events.

Invasive Plant Management — help remove plants that out-compete native vegetation.

Trail Maintenance and Rehabilitation– help keep trails clean and clear of  brush.

Native Species Planting — plant trees, shrubs and perennials to help support natural habitat.

Community Gardening — help weed, water, plant and harvest in our organic Food Bank garden.

Volunteer Land Steward —  Work with staff to monitor, maintain and improve our trails.


Become a citizen scientist! Our research department needs extra eyes on the property to properly monitor species & habitats.

Species Monitoring — Identify, monitor and record species like butterflies, salamanders, or forest health and help contribute to rare’s efforts to monitor ecosystem health in the Waterloo Region.

Research Assistant — gain valuable knowledge and experience in conducting literature reviews of the newest research and ideas on topics in the sciences and social sciences.


Education — Help us get Every Child Outdoors (ECO), and inspire youth to adopt a sense of curiosity in the natural world through hands-on, inquiry-based environmental learning in the outdoors.

Education Volunteers — Retired educator or aspiring teacher? Give some of your time and talent to support our education program. Help develop and deliver outdoor educational programming that is aligned with school curriculum from Grades K-12.

ECO Camp Volunteer — Summer camp or March Break camp volunteers. See children’s eyes light up with wonder as they explore and discovery the nature around them.

Events, Fundraising and Admin

There is always ongoing fundraising, communications and administrative activities at rare. Are you looking to develop your skills in the office and build your resume?

  • Marketing and Promotions Volunteer
  • Special Events Assistant
  • Office Administration Volunteer
  • Graphic Designer Volunteer
  • Community Outreach Volunteer
  • Campus Ambassadors

If you have any questions regarding volunteer opportunities at rare, please contact Laura Klein, at 519-650-9336 x126 or laura.klein at raresites.org.

Click here to view our current volunteer positions at rare!

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