Nature Store
We run the Nature store in the Visitor Centre with volunteers on weekends from September to June. Shifts are half days. A commitment of a least two shifts a month is recommended.
 
Pinery Fall Classic
The Pinery Fall Classic (Road Race), our major fundraiser, is always held the Sunday following Thanksgiving weekend. We need volunteers to work both inside on registration and race packet handouts and outside on the race course and trail run course, marshalls, water tables etc. A fun, active day with everything wrapped up and done by noon. 
 
Bottle Collection
We started a new fundraising initiative in 2017 collecting returnable beer, wine and liquor bottles from the campgrounds. This has been very successful due to the dedication of a small group of volunteers. The project can be expanded but more volunteers are needed. Bottle collection and sorting are done throughout the busy season on Monday and Friday mornings. We need someone with a truck to help with the bottle collecting and people to help with the sorting.
 
Bat Box Building Activity – Halloween Weekend
We need lots of volunteers to help the kids with bat box construction. This takes place on the Saturday afternoon of Halloween weekend in the Visitor Centre and requires a commitment of 3-4 hours. This is a very popular activity and you will be very busy. You need to be able to use a power drill and/or caulking gun. We also need a couple of people to help organize the line up and collect the $5 materials fee.
 

Dune Grass
We dig dune grass to fill orders in November after the first frost. Hard to pin down the day because of the necessity to wait for a hard frost. This would be a commitment for the one day, usually only a couple of hours but it depends on the orders that need to be filled.

Raffle Ticket Sales
We set up raffle ticket sales table in and around the park during the summer. We need volunteers to help man the table. 

  • If you become a member of the Friends of Pinery you will receive our newsletter where there is notification of events and volunteer opportunities and you will be kept up-to-date with what is happening in the park. 
  • If you have something in mind that you would like to do or you have a specific skill, please let us know and there might be other opportunities.
  • For more information about volunteering, please email fopp@oxford.net or call 519-243-1521