Conservation Youth Corps

Get outdoors and have fun this summer! Earn up to 35 Community Service hours to graduate!

A group of CYC students

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Click the following link to apply for the week you want to volunteer

If you are a York or Durham region student, please subscribe to our email list below to receive program updates.

A week with the Conservation Youth Corps program involves fun, learning and hard work!

You will be part of a crew of students with your own crew leader. You will get picked up at a designated location in the morning and dropped off in the afternoon at the spot, Monday through Friday.

It’s a great week! Monday will be an orientation and team-building day; Tuesday to Friday will be work days. You will be working in Conservation Parks and public lands in your community.

Conservation Youth Corps participant uses power tools to build a table

Examples of work tasks can include: building and maintaining trails and fencing, building bird boxes, and creating habitat structures. All training and tools will be provided.

It won’t be all work. Volunteers will enjoy opportunities for fun and exploration too!

Toronto and Peel Regions
Sebastian Basualto
Instructor, Outreach Education
416.661.6600 ext. 5288

York and Durham Regions
Mary Gawen
Coordinator, Community Engagement York Region
416.661.6600 ext. 5676

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