BC Parks Volunteer Community

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Welcome to the BC Parks Volunteer Community

Volunteer in BC Parks!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with BC Parks. The impact of the work conducted by volunteers in BC Parks is profound! We’re proud to partner with individuals, groups and organizations to collaborate on volunteer stewardship initiatives across the province.

Discover Island

Volunteers removing invasive plants on Discovery Island.

BC Parks benefits tremendously from the contributions made by volunteers. Over 15% of BC’s land base makes up the over 1030 provincial parks and protected areas, many of which are actively cared for by passionate individuals and groups who generously donate their time and energy.

Come and Volunteer in BC Parks!

  • Support conservation and recreation projects
  • Learn new skills and share valuable skills and knowledge while making a positive impact
  • Work alongside BC Parks staff and other volunteers with similar values
  • Build friendships and community
  • Get insurance coverage
  • Advertise your initiatives on BC Parks’ website, printed maps, park brochures, interpretive signs or media outlets
  • Help conserve biodiversity
  • Take part in environmental restoration
  • Connect with nature and history
  • Environmental, educational, cultural, spiritual reasons and the list goes on.

If you are interested in learning more about these natural areas and meeting like-minded people who like to spend time in the great outdoors there are numerous exciting ways to participate, and share your knowledge and skills including taking part in:

  • Long term ecological monitoring & ecological inventories
  • Invasive plant control
  • Ecological reserve warden program
  • Park management and planning
  • Trail and campsite construction and maintenance
  • Fundraising
  • Educational & interpretive programs
  • Campground hosts
  • Facility restoration & much more

Click for a list of our partners, many of whom host volunteer opportunities.

Add us on Facebook and Instagram and check out our BC Parks Events Calendar, our partner’s page and BC Parks blog to learn more ways to get involved in stewarding and enjoying the vast and beautiful network of provincial parks. Working together to ensure these precious places are well cared for is always a great way to spend time enjoying the great outdoors.

If you are an individual or group who is interested or currently volunteering in BC Parks and do not have a volunteer agreement please contact us at BCParks.Volunteers@gov.bc.ca

If you are a volunteer partner who would like to open your events to others who are interested in joining your team, or if you have any questions about BC Parks volunteer program please contact our Community Engagement Specialist: Katy.Fulton@gov.bc.ca

BC Parks Volunteer Strategy [PDF 820KB]

Volunteer Strategy Public Engagement Report [PDF 229KB]

Volunteers clearing trails in Koeye Conservancy

BC Parks volunteers maintaing a trail.

Thank you for your interest.