|Canadian Council on Invasive Species|
|72-7th Avenue South|
|First name of person making the request|
|Youth Engagement Coordinator|
|Last name of person making the request|
|Volunteer Position Title|
|Youth Nature Keepers Volunteer|
|Select Field (typework)|
|Qty of volunteers needed|
|Description of volunteer work|
|Join youth-led environmental initiatives to stop the spread of invasive species across Canada. If you are between 15 and 30 years old and want to be a driver of positive change in your community, sign up to join the Canadian Council on Invasive Species’ Youth Nature Keeper Program today! This is an opportunity to do good while gaining practical, hands-on work experience, as well as networking, and skill/leadership-development opportunities.Responsibilities and roles of a Youth Nature Keepers volunteer is varied, as we can tailor the program to each volunteer’s interests and career development. A YNK volunteer will design and lead their own community project as part of an action team. Examples of community projects include: planting/maintaining a pollinator garden, a weed pull in a local neighbourhood or backyard, a community litter cleanup, designing education and outreach materials, data input and management, helping local conservation organizations, and much more!|
|Help prevent the spread of invasive species and help keep ecosystems healthy.|
Acquire first-hand experience with the geography of your home province.
Design and lead your own community project or join another one. For example – A weed pull, habitat restoration, community litter cleanup, and much more!
Learn project management fundamentals, budgeting, public engagement, leadership, and teamwork skills.
Get training in habitat restoration and invasive species management.
Learn how to identify invasive species and understand the impacts on our ecosystems.
Learn from Indigenous communities and knowledge-sharers.
Join a safe and inclusive space to feel welcome, supported, and valued. Earn volunteer/service hours, a certificate of completion, and professional references.
|For passionate young adults between the ages of 15-30. No other requirements!|
|Is this position adequate for youth (13‐17)?|
|For youth (15-30)|
|Leader (person in charge)|
|Radio Field (Duration)|
|March 31, 2024|
|Commitment (Determines when a volunteer needs to be available for this opportunity)|
|We work around your schedule! There are both virtual and in-person time commitments to this position.|
|Time detail (This field is free text and may contain minimum hours/week or specific hours if applicable)|
|Weekly commitment to the program varies (between 1-6 hours).|
|Invasive species identification and management. Habitat restoration practices.|