Volunteer Roles

Citizen Scientist Volunteer

Fraser Riverkeeper staff and volunteers collect bi-weekly water samples on Thursday and analyze the data on Friday. Your role will be to collect samples and record environmental observations alongside the Vancouver Water Monitoring Coordinator, Katie Moore. 

What is citizen science? According to National Geographic, "Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. Through citizen science, people share and contribute to data monitoring and collection programs." We aim to connect people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, to their local waters, by collecting water quality data, sharing that data for free, online, on our website and Swim Guide, and engaging them in citizen science practices through volunteer opportunities (below) and pollution reports.

Volunteer Opportunities

November 14 - False Creek Water Monitoring

Join our team of citizen scientists who sample bi-weekly on Thursdays in False Creek. We will meet at 8:30 am at the bike racks west of Tap & Barrel in Olympic Village, where we will take our first set of samples. We will then bike along the seawall to Brokers' Bay on Granville Island, and finally Vanier Park, ending around 12:00 pm. If you are limited in time, you can join us for the first location, ending at 9:30 am at Olympic Village.

Here's what you will need:

  1. Bike, bike lock & helmet
  2. Weather appropriate clothing & sunscreen
  3. Snacks & a full water bottle

Requirements:

  1. Interest in water quality
  2. Availability Thursdays mornings
  3. Attention to detail
  4. Positive attitude

November 28 - False Creek Water Monitoring

Join our team of citizen scientists who sample bi-weekly on Thursdays in False Creek. We will meet at 8:30 am at the bike racks west of Tap & Barrel in Olympic Village, where we will take our first set of samples. We will then bike along the seawall to Brokers' Bay on Granville Island, and finally Vanier Park, ending around 12:00 pm. If you are limited in time, you can join us for the first location, ending at 9:30 am at Olympic Village.

Here's what you will need:

  1. Bike, bike lock & helmet
  2. Weather appropriate clothing & sunscreen
  3. Snacks & a full water bottle

Requirements:

  1. Interest in water quality
  2. Availability Thursdays mornings
  3. Attention to detail
  4. Positive attitude

December 12 - False Creek Water Monitoring

Join our team of citizen scientists who sample bi-weekly on Thursdays in False Creek. We will meet at 8:30 am at the bike racks west of Tap & Barrel in Olympic Village, where we will take our first set of samples. We will then bike along the seawall to Brokers' Bay on Granville Island, and finally Vanier Park, ending around 12:00 pm. If you are limited in time, you can join us for the first location, ending at 9:30 am at Olympic Village.

Here's what you will need:

  1. Bike, bike lock & helmet
  2. Weather appropriate clothing & sunscreen
  3. Snacks & a full water bottle

Requirements:

  1. Interest in water quality
  2. Availability Thursdays mornings
  3. Attention to detail
  4. Positive attitude

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