Volunteers from Lotek help create a riparian buffer by planting native trees (Photo by NCC)

Volunteers from Lotek help create a riparian buffer by planting native trees (Photo by NCC)

About the Conservation Volunteers program

Plugs for the prairie 2011 Conservation Volunteers event, Rice Lake Plains, Ontario (Photo by NCC)

Plugs for the prairie 2011 Conservation Volunteers event, Rice Lake Plains, Ontario (Photo by NCC)

The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Conservation Volunteers program engages Canadians of all ages in the protection of our country's species and natural habitats. It provides a meaningful, hands-on educational experience in ecologically significant natural areas. Our events are carefully designed to make sure your volunteer time is directed to important conservation activities.  

NCC’s projects offer a rewarding and informative experience. By volunteering your time, you help us accomplish our on-the-ground land management and restoration goals.  

By volunteering with NCC you can:

  • explore unique habitats;
  • observe rare species; and
  • learn from knowledgeable professionals while contributing to important conservation work.

What kinds of activities can I join?

From butterfly and bird inventories to cleaning up beaches and removing invasive species, we offer a variety of events to suit your interests and NCC’s conservation priorities. 

Program history

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has benefitted tremendously from volunteer involvement since its inception in 1962.

In 2001, we established a formal volunteer program in Ontario in partnership with Ontario Nature (then known as the Federation of Ontario Naturalists). Since then, thousands of volunteers have teamed up to help advance conservation work while developing valuable stewardship skills in some of Ontario's most spectacular natural landscapes. Both organizations continue to offer a diversity of outdoor volunteer opportunities.

Our Conservation Volunteers program expanded into Alberta in 2006 and has since grown to include events in all provinces.

How do I sign up?

Follow this link to sign up for an event near you! >

Supporter Spotlight

http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/what-you-can-do/donate/Monthly_gift.html