Volunteer Checklist

Here are the essentials you need to bring:

  • Waterproof pants & jacket with hood
  • Waterproof dry bag
  • Warm clothing (fleece/wool sweater) for layering
  • Touque
  • Hiking boots (essential)
  • Mitts or gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunhat
  • * Passport for Straitwatch Victoria
  • If camping at Robson Bight:

  • Tent
  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping bag
  • Thermarest or similar
  • Gumboots (essential)
  • Hiking boots (essential)
  • Waterproof pants & jacket with hood
  • Waterproof bag
  • Warm clothing
  • Touque
  • Wool socks (many)
  • Mitts or gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunhat
  • Bug repellant
  • Warden Program Volunteers:

    The Work

    Volunteers hike to the Cliff each day (a strenuous 45 minute hike each way), where you will help collect data on the movement of boats and whales from 9 to 5 pm. One or two days a week you may be asked to help on the Warden boat – contacting boaters who enter the ecological reserve or get too close to whales.

    Camp

    • We supply all food and cooking equipment.
    • You will be expected to contribute to cooking and cleaning and other chores around camp.
    • There is no running water (drinking water is supplied in water jerries).
    • You will pitch your tent on a wooden platform.
    • There is a shower shack where you can take a pot of heated water.
    • There is a cell phone in camp that you may use – you will need to purchase a phone card.

    The camp is a beautiful spot where whales swim by quite regularly and fog often persists late into the morning. You will share the area with a variety of wildlife. And if you like cold water, Boat Bay is a great place to cool off on a hot day!

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