Conservation Youth Corps

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
  • Building bird boxes

A group of CYC students


  • 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.


More Information on the Week-Long Program (offered in Peel only):

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

Registration for the week long program is now open!

Upcoming Youth Volunteer Opportunities