Derby Reach/Brae Island Parks Association (DRBIPA) is a non-profit society that gives the community many educational, community involvement, and land preservation opportunities to enhance Derby Reach and Brae Island Regional Parks located in Fort Langley, BC.
Volunteers can help out with:
- Leading guided nature walks
- Providing education and trail etiquette tips for others
- Support stewardship initiatives and work parties
- Develop and market events that promote DRBIPA while engaging the community
- Help with setup, takedowns, and operations of events
- Aid with new fundraising initiatives and help out at fundraisers
- Assist with uniting multiple organizations and connecting to promote
Immerse yourself in nature as you aid the Derby Reach and Brae Island environments in an option of many tasks to complete!
Many Volunteering Opportunities
The DRBIPA has four key committees for volunteering in which each volunteer can join one or more of them:
Public Education and Communications
- Promote appreciation for the parks by leading guided nature walks or writing blog posts on the DRBIPA blog
- Teach others the role in protecting the parks by providing education and helping them with trail etiquette tips
Stewardship and Conservation
- Support the Langley Bog Committee, as well as the Metro Vancouver Regional Park stewardship initiatives and work parties in Derby Reach and Brae Island
- Work to protect and store the regional parks by planting native species, removing invasive species, etc.
Community Outreach and Events
- Support with marketing events to promote DRBIPA while improving the lives of community members
- Assist with the set-up, takedown, and operations of events
Fundraising and Developing
- Help develop new fundraisers and assist with ongoing fundraising initiatives
- Unite multiple organizations by working on projects in the Derby Reach / Brae Island / Fort Langley areas to promote the unique heritage, raise funds, and more
Join the Amazing Volunteer Team!
- It is encouraged that DRBIPA volunteers participate for at least one year
- Volunteer events typically occur between March and November, and the hours of volunteering will differ depending on each committee
- Prior to volunteering, an orientation session is needed for training