Share your love of the great outdoors by volunteering in Gatineau Park. Our teams of volunteers patrol the trails of Gatineau Park, providing information, first aid and general assistance.


  • Patrol trails
  • Serve as information officers, and promote Park rules on trail use
  • Provide first aid to people in need of medical assistance
  • Offer assistance to visitors who experience problems
  • Monitor the conditions of trails and trail-related facilities, and produce patrol reports


  • be 18 years of age or older
  • be bilingual (English and French)
  • be certified in first aid and CPR
  • have your own means of transportation

    Seasonal requirements

    It is possible to join the patrol for one or two seasons, as desired.


    • be available for at least 8 days, every second weekend, on Saturdays or Sundays, from 9 am to 5 pm
    • have a general knowledge of the park and its trails

    Fall (late August to late October)
    • be available for at least five days, Saturdays or Sundays, from 9 am to 5 pm

    Learn more

    We asked a volunteer to talk about his experience. Read the story of Daniel Chamberlain, a Gatineau Park patroller.