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Like many other bird banding stations across Canada, VLBO depends heavily on the support of its volunteers to continue operations and complete successful banding seasons year after year. Each fall migration season (Aug 1 – October 15) we will have an Assistant Bander to support our Bander-in-Charge with banding related activities (i.e., extracting, scribing, banding, opening and closing nets) but there are some times and days each week where the assistant is unavailable and many days an extra set of hands will be welcomed.  The days we need help are listed as open shifts on the online site we are using to help us, SignUp

SignUp (an easy and intuitive online volunteer management system) allows us to manage the banding days and identify gaps in volunteer effort much more easily than by using email chains. It also helps us to keep track of contact info and provide a calendar that all participants can view. Simply follow the instructions below or click the button at the bottom of the page to view the calendar and see which days require a volunteer for census and assisting with banding. Send any questions or comments you might have to

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to see our SignUp on
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up!
    • It’s Easy – you will not have to make an account or keep a password
    • does not share your email address with anyone.
    • If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us (Contact VLBO) and we can sign you up manually.

From everyone at VLBO, a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers who continue to put in the hours to help keep the station going!

Click here to view a calendar of available volunteer slots.


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