Our conservation achievements would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our passionate and enthusiastic volunteers.

Volunteers help with many things, including caring for our conservation lands, fundraising, writing, and serving on our committees—all are important activities in our efforts to preserve Nova Scotia’s wild places.

Do you love to be outdoors? Are you someone who loves to make new connections? Check out the list below for our current volunteer opportunities! Note that we update this list when new opportunities become available.

*Please note that volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

The availability of our volunteer opportunities depends on the time of year and the up-to-date needs of our staff teams. We invite you to complete a volunteer application to tell us the kinds of roles you are interested in and a bit about your experience.  When a role becomes available that matches your interests and experience, we will contact you directly to discuss next steps. To request a volunteer application, or if you have questions, please contact volunteer@nsnt.ca.

Volunteering & Covid-19

The Nature Trust is so fortunate to have an amazing network of volunteers across the province. Your well-being is important to us and we want to create volunteer opportunities that are safe for everyone involved. If you are unwell, we ask that you refrain from attending any Nature Trust activities until you are feeling better.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Board Member

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is seeking keen individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds to join the Board of Directors in a volunteer capacity. The board is our legal authority and is responsible for the organization’s effective governance to ensure its sustainable operations and fulfilment of its mission.

We periodically add members to a variety of our committees to help with conservation, finance, human resources, and fundraising.

Find out more about joining our Board of Directors.

Property Guardians

Our Property Guardians help care for our growing network of conservation lands and ensure we keep our commitment of forever wild.  are critical to successful land stewardship.

***Note that our intake for Property Guardians is currently paused as we focus on building our Wilderness Property Guardian cohort.

Find out more about Property Guardians.

Wilderness Property Guardians

Wilderness Property Guardians have more advanced outdoor skills and are assigned to monitor more remote or more rugged wilderness sites.

Find out more about Wilderness Property Guardians.

Bird's Eye View

Bird’s Eye View is a program that allows birders to do what they love—and help our conservation efforts!

Find out more about Bird’s Eye View.

Event Support

Volunteer at our events, including our Conservation Showcase and Gala.

Find out more about volunteering at our events.

Fundraising Support

Fundraise for Nature event is a great way to raise awareness of the importance of conservation and saving nature in Nova Scotia.

Support us by Fundraising for Nature!

Garden Support

Members of our volunteer gardening club help us care for the native species garden at the Nature Trust office in downtown Dartmouth, affectionately known as Nature’s House.

Find out more about volunteering in our garden.


We are always looking for high resolution, print quality images of landscapes and wildlife for use in our publications and website. We also sometimes need photography support for in-person events. We credit and tag photographers where possible whenever we use images.

Find out more about volunteering as a photographer.

Office Support

Be a part of the Nature Trust by volunteering as office support, helping with mailings and other administrative needs.

Find out more about volunteering as office support.


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