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Volunteer with us!
The Invasive Species Council of BC has an exciting new initiative for people who are passionate about enhancing their local environments’, gaining hands-on training, and being a part of a growing network of like-minded youth and young adults. Starting in three regions of B.C. (Greater Vancouver, Kamloops, and Williams Lake), we are inviting youth to volunteer to help protect their communities from new and spreading invasive species - whether on land, in parks and school yards, or in lakes and rivers.
Who can volunteer?
- Young people between 15 and 30 years of age who want to make a difference in their local environment
- People who want to be leaders in their community and learn a diverse range of skills
- Youth ideally located in the Greater Vancouver, Kamloops, and Williams Lake areas
What will you gain by volunteering?
Volunteering is free! In addition to fun and memorable experiences, you will gain:
- Mentorship and leadership skills
- Practical and hands-on work experience
- Training opportunities
- Knowledge of local invasive species issues and how to support healthy habitats
- Trackable volunteer hours and professional references
- A safe and inclusive space to feel welcome, supported, and valued
What will you do?
With the support of the ISCBC Facilitator, volunteers, as part of a team, will plan and put into action activities that support healthy habitats and communities free of invasive species. Activities could include:
- Adopting a local park, school yard or trail
- Organizing local community events
- Creating social media videos
- Cleaning up and restoring green spaces, beaches, and waterways
- Developing activities to reach your community
- Helping organize and attending a youth summit in 2020