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
  • Monitoring bird boxes

ELIGIBILITY:

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

PROGRAM OPTIONS:

  • 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.

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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.

York Program Dates and Locations for 2019:

Durham Program Dates and Locations for 2019:

More dates may be added. Please check out the event calendar below for a full list and to register.

Conservation Youth Corps: Peel Region

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 cyc@trca.on.ca.

A group of CYC students

2019 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 at the end of June to registrants.

Monday July 15 – Friday July 19, 2019

Bus Locations:

  • Central Peel Secondary School
  • Harold M Brathwaite Secondary School

Monday July 29 – Friday August 2, 2019

Bus Locations:

  • Mayfield Secondary School
  • Castlebrooke Secondary School

Monday, August 12 – Friday, August 16

Bus Locations:

  • North Park Secondary School
  • Louise Arbour Secondary School

Monday, August 19 – Friday, August 23

Bus Locations:

  • Heart Lake Secondary School
  • Bramalea Secondary School

REGISTRATION FOR THE WEEK-LONG PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN!
Check out the event calendar below to register for a week.

Upcoming Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Austin Drive Park (meet at Markham Rugby Club)
This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please consider joining us on Thursday, July 4 from 9:30am – 11:30am. Get outside and help maintain newly planted trees! Together we’ll pull invasive...
Jul 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Austin Drive Park (meet at Markham Rugby Club)
Get outside and help maintain newly planted trees! Together we’ll pull invasive plants and add mulch to help these young trees grow into a forest. Age Range: Youth entering or returning to secondary school in September...
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Alex Robertson Park
Get outdoors and earn high school volunteer hours! Learn how to safely use equipment and participate in environmental conservation. Eligibility: At least 14 years of age; Currently enrolled in High School and returning in September...
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Newberry Park
Get outside and help maintain newly planted trees! Together we’ll pull invasive plants and add mulch to help these young trees grow into a forest. Age Range: Family friendly. Ages 17 and under must be...
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Phyllis Rawlinson Park
Get outside and help maintain newly planted trees! Together we’ll pull invasive plants and add mulch to help these young trees grow into a forest. Age Range: Youth entering or returning to secondary school in...