Durham Region: Conservation Youth Corps – Claremont Nature Centre

Get outdoors and earn high school volunteer hours!

Learn how to safely use equipment and participate in environmental conservation.


  • At least 14 years of age;
  • Currently enrolled in High School and returning in September 2019;
  • Able to commit to volunteering for the full session;
  • Interested in the outdoors and environmental conservation;
  • Comfortable working in a team environment;
  • Punctual and reliable.

Expectations of participants:

  1. Arrive on time at a designated location.
  2. Participate in an orientation and training session.
  3. Comply with all health and safety instructions provided and maintain a safety focus during all tasks.
  4. Use hand tools and equipment safely, including shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows.
  5. Other tasks as assigned.

Registration is required for youth ages 14-17 participating without parent/guardian supervision (registration form below). 

What to wear: Long pants, closed-toed shoes and sun/rain protection. This event will take place rain or shine.

Work task at this location is:  Bench building and trail maintenance