Join Our New Natureship Program!

What is Natureship?

The Natureship program is a new Bateman Foundation initiative that will bridge the gap and replace the current membership, volunteer, and corporate programs. This new ecosystem encourages involvement, participation, and engagement within the Foundation, as well as the community, and focuses on nature, art, and giving back.

Participants can earn Natureship status with a financial commitment or a commitment of time and energy.

This exciting new initiative will be rolled out over a series of updates starting in late November, so stay tuned and check back often!

Please note that current Bateman Foundation members will automatically be upgraded to the Natureship program.

Paid *VolunteerPaid *VolunteerPaid *Volunteer
Exclusive Access to Programs and Activities **YESYESYESYESYESYES
Free Annual Gallery AdmissionUnlimited Admissions (2 Passes)Unlimited Admissions (2 Passes)6 Admissions Per Visit (2 Passes)6 Admissions Per Visit (2 Passes)1 Admissions Per Visit (1 Pass)1 Admissions Per Visit (1 Pass)
Gift Shop Discount10%10%10%10%10%10%
Complimentary Bateman GiftYESNOYESNONONO
Discounts on Admission to Victoria Attractions ***YESYESYESYESYESYES
Required Volunteer Hours02001005
Sign Up for Paid Corporate Natureship– COMING SOON –Sign Up for Paid Family Natureship– COMING SOON –Sign Up for Paid Personal Natureship– COMING SOON –

* All paid Natureship membership receive voting rights as part of the Bateman Foundation.

** The Bateman Foundation will soon be soft-launching access to unique volunteer opportunities and stewardship activities for individuals and families. If you’re interested in participating, please e-mail us at

*** These include the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Craigdarroch Castle, Royal BC Museum, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea.

Natureship – FAQs

The main driver behind the new Natureship program is the ability to participate in stewardship activities, engagement opportunities in the community, and volunteer initiatives. These may include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Community garbage clean-up
  • Removal of invasive species
  • Paddleboarding
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Expeditions
  • Nature education
  • Culinary outings
  • Yoga and exercise classes
  • Indigenous cultural experiences
  • Photography activities

The Natureship program will be rolled out in phases starting late November. All Bateman Foundation members and newsletter subscribers will receive updates as they roll out. Social media will also be used for communication purposes.

A Natureship membership can be achieved by volunteering a certain number of hours depending on the level (Personal, Family, or Corporate). Please view the table above for further details. Do note volunteer memberships aren’t available yet, though they will be in a future phase.

Please email Aidan Henry, Manager of the Natureship Program, at or call 250-882-9691.