Volunteer with us!
Are you interested in taking action in your community? Are you excited at the thought of gaining skills and experience in event planning, outdoor fieldwork, communications, project management and much more?
Join young people across BC to take action to protect BC’s environment and landscapes. 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.
Make a real difference in your community! Network with others across BC to tackle local invasive species challenges. Have your voice heard. Connect with your community, and protect biodiversity and sustainability of local landscapes. Lead local actions and celebrate successes in the local area and beyond. Acquire new skills and experience through training and hands-on projects. Be a leader – this opportunity is yours to shape!
Who can volunteer?
- Young people aged between 15 and 30 years of age who want to make a difference in their community
- Youth that want to be leaders in their community and beyond
- Youth who want to learn a diverse range of skills
Youth ideally located in the Greater Vancouver, Kamloops, and Williams Lake areas
- Volunteers must be either Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have been granted refugee status in Canada
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
- A safe and inclusive space to feel welcome, supported, and valued
Volunteers will also contribute to running a leadership summit for over 100 young people, taking place in February 2020!
What will you do?
Working in teams, you 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
Apply today to be a youth volunteer with ISCBC. If the form does not display below click here to open the form.
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