Invasive Species Youth Program

Time Commitment: 
Mid-Term (3-6 months)
Deadline to Apply: 
Friday, October 6, 2023
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Do you want to gain new skills, connect with inspiring youth across Canada, and gain experiences in environmental stewardship? Join our exciting new national volunteer program!

About the program

The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is partnering with their parent organization, the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS), to pilot a national program to empower youth to make positive contributions in their communities while gaining environmental stewardship and project management experience.

Both organizations are action-oriented non-profits that help protect our ecosystems from invasive species through prevention and management.

What you can do

  • Help prevent the spread of invasive species and help keep ecosystems healthy.
  • Design and lead your community project or join another one (ex: weed pull, restoration, garbage clean-up)
  • Gain practical, hands-on experience in habitat restoration and invasive species management.
  • Gain project management & planning, budget management, public engagement, teamwork, communication, leadership, and facilitation skills.
  • Connect with other Canadians and share project ideas and stories while conserving Canada’s biodiversity together!

Program perks

    • The program is designed to suit individual needs and interests. Talk to your regional Coordinator about how to get the most out of the program to support your professional development goals. 
    • There is no minimum commitment. It is up to you how many hours you'd like to contribute! 
    • A safe and inclusive space to feel welcomed, supported and valued.
    • Volunteer service hours & references.


  1. Must be 15-30 years old. 
  2. Must have Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status, or refugee status.
  3. No experience is necessary!

How to register

Complete the intake form and a regional coordinator will be in touch with you to discuss how your goals, passions and interests can help make a difference for the environment in your community.

If you have any questions about the program email


ISCBC is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and in all our programs. All qualified participants interested in the Invasive Species Youth Program will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, or disability. It is important to us that our programs and resources are accessible to people living in all parts of BC and Canada. We strive to offer accessible programming both virtually and in person.

The Invasive Species Youth Program is partly funded by the Government of Canada and the Canada Service Corps. It is a national movement that empowers youth aged 15–30 to gain experience and build essential skills while giving back to their community. Learn more at

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