Conservation Youth Corps

Exciting opportunity to join the TRCA Youth Council Executive! Find out more here.


Get outdoors and earn high school volunteer hours!

Learn how to safely use equipment and participate in environmental conservation. Example work tasks can include:

  • Monitoring and maintaining newly planted trees
  • Removing invasive plants
  • Building and maintaining trails
  • Monitoring bird boxes


  • Participants must be 14 years of age or older
  • Participants must be returning to a high school the following school year


  • Evening and weekend events in the spring, summer and fall
  • Full day events in the summer
  • A week-long program in the summer (offered in Peel only)

Check out the event calendar below for upcoming program opportunities.


Conservation Youth Corps: York/Durham Region

York and Durham region offer several individual Conservation Youth Corps sessions throughout the summer. These sessions run evenings and weekends, and can be registered for on a session-to-session basis. Come volunteer for one or join us for the entire summer!

Busing and transportation will not be provided for Durham and York region programs. CYC sessions will take place in a variety of locations including conservation lands, community gardens, parks and education centers.

Durham Program Dates and Locations for 2019:

Summer and fall events have been completed for this year. We look forward to seeing you next year!

York Program Dates and Locations for 2019:

Summer and fall events have been completed for this year. We look forward to seeing you next year!


A group of CYC students

Conservation Youth Corps: Peel Region

Individual Events

Spring, summer and fall events 2020 coming soon!

Week Long Program

Earn up to 35 hours to graduate! 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.

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

For more information, please contact

2020 Summer Program Dates and Bus Locations

  • A typical day will run approximately from 8:00am – 3:00pm with some variation depending on work site locations.
  • Bus schedules will be sent by e-mail confirming your registration.
  • Registration is first come, first serve. Once an application has been submitted, applicants are considered registered.


Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10

  • Bus locations: Heart Lake Secondary School and Central Peel Secondary School

Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24

  • Bus locations: North Park Secondary School and Sandalwood Secondary School

Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14

  • Bus Locations: Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School and Castlebrooke Secondary School

Monday, August 24 – Friday,  August 28

  • Bus locations: Louise Arbour Secondary School and Bramalea Secondary School

Upcoming Youth Volunteer Opportunities