Make a Difference
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
- Jane Goodall
Do you want to make a positive difference in the future of the beautiful and fragile Gulf Islands environment? The Pender Islands Conservancy Association depends on the energy, resources and contributions of community volunteers and donors to sustain our conservation activities. If you would like to help, there are opportunities for all kinds of contributions, large and small. Follow the links below to learn more about those that interest you.
Look to the Future: You can leave a lasting legacy to the future of the natural environment of the Pender Islands, and ensure that the land you care about and the natural features and habitats you value will remain preserved in perpetuity, by protecting your land.
Volunteer & Leadership Opportunities
If you are looking for hands-on opportunities to contribute to the protection of our natural environment, we welcome you to join our volunteer team. Whether you like to get your hands dirty and your feet wet, or prefer to work with people planning and hosting events, or would like to take a leadership role in an area of special interest, you will be able to find many opportunities to do so with the Pender Islands Conservancy.
We are engaged in many exciting and vital activities related to stewardship, restoration, and citizen science that provide volunteers the opportunities to explore an area of interest, connect with like-minded people, and to have fun while making a difference:
Special Events: We invite you to become involved with special community events, such as the annual Earth Day Beach Clean-up, educational and special speaker presentations, etc.
Sharing knowledge and expertise: There are many ways to share your expertise, from mentoring young birdwatchers to giving educational presentations to providing support and information to project organizers. Please contact our project/volunteer coordinator at .
Contributing to Board Programs: The Pender Islands Conservancy Association Board has several programs that need the energy and expertise of volunteers. We can always use help in organizing or carrying out activities related to stewardship, membership, communication, invasive species, or fundraising. Contact us for more information.
Become a Member
We invite you to help the Pender Islands Conservancy Association do our important environmental work by becoming a member. The Conservancy owns no land and carries out its important work on an extremely strict budget. Your membership dues help the Conservancy to continue to work on protecting and restoring our natural environment, both on land and in the Salish Sea.
As a member you have the right to vote at Pender Islands Conservancy Annual General meetings, you will receive our e-newsletter “Sea to Cedars” and will receive discounts at Conservancy events and presentations. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to ongoing conservation and stewardship activities on Pender. A strong membership means a strong Conservancy.
Make a Tax-Deductible
Your donation today will empower us to make a difference for tomorrow. Our donors are a vital part of the work we do. They make possible our many conservation, restoration, and citizen science activities on Pender, along our shores and throughout the Salish Sea.
All donations are deeply appreciated. You can make a donation by mailing a cheque to:
Pender Islands Conservancy Association
PO Box 52, Pender Island BC V0N 2M0
Or can make an online donation through CanadaHelps, a secure, convenient donation service that offers charitable tax receipts, by clicking here: