We recognize the fundamental role that volunteers and volunteerism play in building a strong, considerate, and vibrant community.
Those wishing to volunteer with DRBIPA can join a Park Ambassador committee in order to take part in fun annual events, attend stewardship work parties to restore and conserve areas of the parks, and spend time on the trails as roving Park Ambassadors to provide educational information to other park users.
Reporting to the Volunteer Coordinator, Park Ambassadors complete scheduled activities in Derby Reach and Brae Island Regional Parks and at DRBIPA community events in the Fort Langley area.
If you have any questions or wish to apply as a volunteer please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park Ambassadors provide support as directed by the Volunteer Coordinator by joining one or more of four key committees:
Public Education (Roving Park Ambassadors)
- foster appreciation for the parks, promoting DRBIPA while roaming the trails and helping to enhance the park experience by reporting back to DRBIPA
- teams provide education on the trails in Derby Reach and Brae Island Regional Parks to help others learn about DRBIPA and our role in protecting the parks
- assist DRBIPA at public education workshops and presentations with setup, takedown, and event operations
Stewardship & Conservation
- groups of DRBIPA Park Ambassadors work to preserve and maintain the ecological health of Derby Reach and Brae Island Regional Parks in consultation with Metro Vancouver. Volunteers restore degraded habitats, remove invasive species, plant native species, conserve the centenarian heritage orchards, and participate in other enhancements as needed
- support Metro Vancouver Regional Park stewardship initiatives and work parties in the Derby Reach and Brae Island Regional Parks
Community Outreach & Events
- support DRBIPA with development and marketing of events that promote DRBIPA while enriching the social and personal lives of community members
- assist DRBIPA at annual community events with setup, takedown, and event operations (ie: Heritage Apple Day, the AGM, and the Bedford Channel Paddle)
Fundraising & Development
- support DRBIPA in developing new fundraising initiatives and assist with ongoing fundraising activities
- work with DRBIPA on projects that unite multiple organizations in the Derby Reach, Brae Island, and Fort Langley areas, connecting with other community groups to promote our unique heritage, create conservation awareness, and raise project funding