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Volunteering at Swan Lake

Over the years Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary volunteers have been critical for maintenance, aiding in programs, helping with administration, serving on the Board, and in many other ways, including special events. We could not operate to the level we do without the help of our dedicated volunteers.


This year we had two significant events honouring our volunteers. Read more.

Congratulations Director Ian Bruce!

Ian Bruce is one of our Directors and sits on our Ecosystems Committee. In his capacity as the Executive Coordinator of Peninsula Streams Society, he accepted the Biodiversity and Conservation Award from the District of Saanich for restoring the Colquitz watershed.  Peninsula Streams is a very close partner with Swan Lake and it is a great relationship. To read more read Ian's biography or visit the Peninsula Streams website.

Nature House Reception / Administrative Support (indoors)

Mondays 9:00 to 1:00

Tuesdays 9:00 to 1:00

Thursdays 1:00 to 4:00

Saturdays 11:30 to 1:30

Saturdays 1:30 to 4:00

Sundays 12:00 to 4:00


Please make a commitment to 36 shifts, same day each week. Duties include answering phones, taking program registrations & payments, assisting with the preparation of program materials, general secretarial support, and assisting visitors to the Nature House. Email volunteer@swanlake.bc.ca.

Complete the Volunteer Application Form.

Silver Swans (at the Les Passmore Centre)


Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Join our quilt group led by Margaret Lidkea to learn to quilt, have fun and make items to sell for Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. It's free -- all materials are supplied. Held at Saanich Silver Threads, 286 Hampton Road (near Tillicum Mall). For more information call Margaret at 250-595-8084.

Board Members (indoors)

The Board of Directors for Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is seeking enthusiastic new board members with one or more of the following skills: legal expertise, financial acumen, biology background, fund raising experience, educational background, and understanding of Not-for-Profits. Interested individuals should contact us at volunteer@swanlake.bc.ca for more information.


Special Event Staff (outside)

The last Sunday of each month during the school year we host a special event celebrating a special part of Swan Lake: Bees, Wildflowers, Spiders, Reptiles, etc. If you enjoy people and like sharing your knowledge and love of nature let us know. We can always use help with nature crafts, face painting, and our education programs. Email naturalist@swanlake.bc.ca.

Complete the Volunteer Application Form.


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