About the Conservation Volunteers program
Volunteers pulling garlic mustard at Happy Valley Forest, ON (Photo by Miguel Hortiguela)
The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Conservation Volunteers program engages Canadians of all ages in the protection of Canada’s species and natural habitats. These events provide meaningful, hands-on educational experience in some of our country’s most ecologically significant natural areas.
From butterfly and bird counts, to beach sweeps and invasive species pulls, NCC’s Conservation Volunteers program offers a wide range of conservation-focused events to suit all interests and ages.
Since 2006, NCC’s Conservation Volunteers program has involved over 19,000 Canadians across 1,500 events from coast to coast. Last year, more than 2,800 volunteers joined NCC to complete over 200 projects on conservation sites across the country.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada has benefitted greatly from volunteer involvement since the program began 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 beautiful natural landscapes. Both organizations continue to offer a variety 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?
Visit our Conservation Volunteers event listings page to find an event near you. >