Fort Langley National Historic Site – Parks Canada

The Fort Langley National Historic Site is part of a nation-wide family protected by Parks Canada. The site showcases where Hudson’s Bay Company fur traders mingled with California gold prospectors, as well as how First Nations interpreters tell century-old tales. Many family-friendly activities are offered, including panning for gold and dressing up are historic characters.

Many volunteer opportunities include:

  • Blacksmith
  • Bread Baker
  • Costume Assistant
  • Costume Mascot
  • Event Photographer
  • Farm Animal Assistant
  • Gardener
  • Greeter
  • Grounds Assistant
  • Library Assistant
  • Living History Animator
  • Parking Attendant
  • Promotional Outreach Assistant / Village Greeter
  • Social Media / Marketing Assistant
  • Volunteer Newsletter Editor

Dedicated individuals are needed to create lasting memories and amazing experience for visitors of the Fort Langley National Historic Site. There are a variety of roles, duties, and experiences!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Blacksmith: Demonstrates blacksmithing techniques and abilities on the coal forge.
  • Bread Baker: Demonstrates use of outdoor bake-oven, bake bannock over open fire, and tell visitors about food prep.
  • Costume Assistant: Performs alterations and general repairs to costumes.
  • Costume Mascot: Dresses up in the mascot costume.
  • Event Photographer: Collaborates with Promotions Officer to decide on shot list and take photos.
  • Farm Animal Assistant: Tends to the animals to maintain a comfortable and clean environment for them.
  • Fire Pit Assistant: Tends to the bonfire during special events to ensure safety of guests.
  • Gardener: Takes care of the plants in the demonstration garden, orchard, and the rest of the grounds.
  • Greeter: Welcomes the public and provides directions and event information.
  • Grounds Assistant: Takes care of the plants in the orchard and on the grounds.

  • Library Assistant: Helps organize and catalogue the collection of library books.
  • Living History Animator: Shares the history of the site with guests.
  • Parking Attendant: Directs traffic to park in the parking lot/designated parking area.
  • Promotional Outreach Assistant/Village Greeter: Attends outreach events and assists a staff member while promoting the site and handing out brochures.
  • Social Media/Marketing Assistant: Uses digital communication, social media, and photography to share Fort Langley’s history.
  • Volunteer Newsletter Editor: Create a monthly volunteer newsletter to make sure all volunteers are connected.

Volunteer at the Fort Langley National Historic Site and help showcase what life was like as a fur trader in the 1800s, as well as learn more about the history of British Columbia!