People in nature: Volunteer Manager Marcella Garcia-Carrillo
CPAWS relies on great volunteers to help us achieve our conservation initiatives; therefore, Marcella Garcia-Carrillo’s role as the volunteer coordinator is an important one.
She loves working with volunteers, because they are committed to creating a better world for everybody and they are doing their best to achieve that.
“It is awesome to be part of the team that supports the job our volunteers do,” says Garcia-Carrillo.
She joined CPAWS because she believes its invaluable work to preserve and protect habitats and wildlife and she wanted to be part of that. As a Biologist, biodiversity conservation is what interests her the most, and when she found CPAWS, she was convinced that it was the right organization for her.
“Not only has CPAWS given me the opportunity to support different conservation initiatives, but also, the mission and vision of this organization are aligned with my beliefs and personal goals.”
She appreciates the hard work CPAWS does in order to ensure that future generations will be able to experience Canada’s unique habitats and wildlife.
“It is very inspiring for me to see how CPAWS makes sure the parks are managed for nature. I also appreciate that CPAWS takes the time to educate and engage people of all ages in conservation matters.”
When she has the chance, she loves to visit new places and spend time there hiking, taking pictures and admiring nature. Just a few of her favourite places to go are Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Waterton Lakes National Park and Yoho National Park. Her favorite lakes are Rawson Lake, Emerald Lake and Moraine Lake. Her favorite hikes are Valley of the Five Lakes in Jasper and the Bear’s Hump in Waterton. She encourages others to get outdoors and visit one of these special places!