Available from May - September
Volunteers are placed in a national or provincial park, in the pristine Canadian wilderness. Farm from any major city, and face to face with nature, volunteers will join dedicated staff and help in areas such as environmental stewardship and community engagement. Duties include: conducting inventories of plants and animals; helping researchers complete reports on outside impact on the environment; repairing wilderness trails; giving guided tours of the natural and indigenous cultural history of the park; assisting in the development of recreational and cultural inventory at the park (including things such as maintaining and building information plaques, stands, or kiosks), greeting visitors to the park, monitoring and protecting young animals, and much more.
Much of the work is outside and involves traveling on foot over rough terrain, so it's important that the volunteer be physically fit.
While on-site, volunteers will live in staff accommodation. Staff accommodation is typically shared, and in some parks can be very basic.