Volunteer park patrollers are public contacts who assist with preventive enforcement. They are not enforcement officers.
- Work with the Community Services' Park Ranger Unit.
- Patrol the river valley parks and trails (observe, report and record). Provide parking/crowd control at events.
- Conduct information and public safety programs.
- Know about the river valley parks.
- Wear the uniform provided while on duty.
- Attend all training.
- At least one 2-hour shift per week (weekdays or weekends) to patrol park. You may request extra shifts (minimum 2 weeks' notice).
- At least one 3. 5-hour shift per month (mostly weekends) as event/program support. You may request extra shifts (minimum 2 weeks' notice).
You are at least 18 years old and interested in park programs and event support. We also need
- Driver's abstract stating that you have no more than four demerits when you apply.
- Resume and references.
- Criminal records check.
- Helping to protect the river valley while walking, cycling, in-line skating, etc.
- Researching a career as an urban park ranger.
- Gaining experience in preventative enforcement methods.
- Getting specialized training in: communicating with difficult people, parking and crowd control, public safety programs, defensive driving, safe boating.
- Participating in our awards program.
- Learning to conduct public education programs.
- Experiencing a variety of events from a public safety perspective.
- Participating in special projects e. g. , wildlife management and trails inventory.
Go to Volunteer Opportunities to find out more about volunteering with the City.