Volunteer for Pulling Together

Come work your muscles and your mind with the Pulling Together Volunteer Program. Our volunteers work on high rocky outcrops, creek side forests, wetlands, wildflower meadows and waterways. This hands-on, inclusive, ecological restoration program has been in place since 1999.

Volunteer stacking up Blackberry

We have teams of active Pulling Together volunteers in more than 55 different parks and natural areas.

Many of the natural areas in parks are at risk due to invasive species: Volunteer digging Ivy

  • Scotch Broom
  • Himalayan Blackberry
  • English Ivy
  • Orchard Grass
  • Others


 Our volunteers work together to:

  • Remove invasive species
  • Plant native trees and shrubs
  • Improve wildlife habitat
  • Plan and monitor the progress of ecological restoration work
  • Educate others about parks, invasive species and ecological restoration

Join us!

Send in an application form [PDF - 223 KB] to become a regular volunteer. We aim to create a flexible, “no guilt” volunteering that fits in with your schedule. Our schedule of publically available Pulling Together events will be posted to the Saanich Events Calendar page.

If you would like to bring a group (four or more) to participate in our events, please contact us in advance to ensure we have enough tools.

We may cancel an event due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Please contact us at 250-475-5522 or parks@saanich.ca for more details.

Volunteering outdoors with other like-minded community members helps care for your parks and helps you take care of you too. Find out why [PDF - 292 KB], our hundreds of volunteers care so much about their parks.

Get more information about this program [PDF - 486 KB]