Our youth volunteer corps helps to protect B.C. from new and spreading invasive species, like Himalayan blackberry, knapweeds and English ivy. There are three geographic regions our volunteers are currently focusing on: Greater Vancouver, Kamloops, and Williams Lake. Our virtual volunteer team is an essential contributor to the program, planning events, creating resources and developing online content for the program.
Williams Lake Volunteers working on the composting project at the Memory Garden
Kamloops volunteers removed invasive plants from the BC Wildlife Park this summer
Our goal is to support healthy habitats and communities, keeping them free of invasive species. With the support of an ISCBC Facilitator, like-minded youth and young adults form teams. Those teams plan and carry out real-world activities -- on land, in parks and school yards, and in lakes and rivers.
In addition to fun and memorable adventures, volunteers gain:
- Leadership skills
- Practical, hands-on work experience
- Training in habitat restoration, invasive plant management, public engagement and more
- Tracked volunteer hours
- Professional references
- A safe and inclusive space to feel welcome, supported, and valued
- The good feeling that comes from protecting B.C.’s natural habitats for future generations to use and enjoy
Our partners love volunteers. Just ask Nicci Burgunder with Matcon Civil Constructors: "They're future leaders, they're our future politicians, they're our future project managers", says Nicci. You can get involved in your community and work alongside great partners like Nicci by signing up today!
Our Youth Volunteer program is generously funded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Services Corps program.