There is nothing more satisfying than giving your time and talent to support a place that you love.
Volunteering for Friends of Pinery Park
Through the Friends of Pinery Park, there are many opportunities to help. When you volunteer, you will get to know other Friends, learn new things about the Park, and help to protect and conserve our rare and special ecosystems. Read the newsletter for opportunities to get involved, email us at FOPPVolunteer@gmail.com, or call 519-243-1521.
Help run the store on weekends from September to June. It’s a fun opportunity for anyone who enjoys retail or meeting new people. Shifts are half days and a commitment of at least two shifts per month is recommended.
Help collect, sort, and return beer, wine, and liquor bottles from the campgrounds. It’s a way to reduce waste and raise funds for our many projects. Shifts are three hours, three times per week from May to October.
Pinery Fall Classic
Every October Pinery hosts a walk/run event for everyone from serious runners to small children. Friends volunteers help organize and operate the event, including registration, marshalling, and more. Please consider joining the planning committee or helping out for the morning.
Native plants are easy to grow and provide food and shelter for insects and animals. Every spring and fall, the Friends hold a sale of native plants. It’s a fundraiser and a great way to promote gardening with native plants. Volunteers are needed to staff the half-day sale.
Join in on the installation of Rolling Boardwalks to protect our fragile ecosystem and provide better accessibility. These boardwalks are easily installed and removed to provide defined pathways for visitors to use so that they don’t damage the area.
Every fall, Friends volunteers help dig Marram Grass clumps for use in dune restoration both within the park and in adjacent communities.
Established in 1989, The Friends of Pinery Park is a registered charity dedicated to education, promotion, and preservation of Pinery Provincial Park. Over the years we have undertaken a variety of activities to protect the Park’s rare ecosystem and enhance the experience of visitors to the Park. Among them: research into species at risk, projects to stabilize the freshwater dunes, projects to make the Park’s natural beauty accessible to all, educational programs for children and youth, and much more. Join us!