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Scales Nature Park and The Georgian Bay Turtle Hospital

Nature Centre


Positions Available

Update – Fall 2022: Scales Nature Park is currently closed for the season due to a staffing shortage. Each year, we welcome community members, students, international travelers, and more to the Scales Nature Park team. We value the many contributions of volunteers towards our conservation efforts. Despite COVID-19 we are still accepting volunteers! On-site volunteers must live at our facility and follow our COVID protocols and quarantine policy (which are stronger than provincial guidelines). Preference will be given to volunteers who can commit to longer stays. We are happy to assist with arrangements for international volunteers!


Field Work incl. wetland surveys, reptile monitoring, data collection. If you are specifically interested in doing field work, please look into our Turtle Bootcamp here. *only available April-September


Maintenance/Construction incl. firewood splitting and stacking, trail and lawn maintenance, snow removal, invasive species management *dependent on your prior knowledge and comfort with tools


Animal Care incl. enclosure cleaning, animal feeding, equipment sanitization *length of stay determines level of involvement


Education incl. talking to public at events, giving tours onsite, creating visual materials


Community Volunteer, Live-in Volunteer, International Volunteer: go to for more details.





Phone: 705-327-2808

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