Ecological Stewardship: Youth Nature Keepers

Organization Details
Organization Name: Canadian Council on Invasive Species
Address: 72 7th Avenue South
Williams Lake BC  V2G 4N5
Organizational Description: The Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) is a non-profit organization operating across Turtle Island and Canada. We carry resources and unite concerned persons with the goal of limiting the damage that destructive introduced species cause. Indigenous organizations, governments, businesses, other organizations, and individuals are all represented.

CCIS works with partners like Ducks Unlimited Canada and its provincial chapters to deliver tools and resources to encourage people in Canada and Turtle Island to stop the spread of destructive introduced species. These are species that spread without competition and have negative effects on ecosystems, which compound into negative effects on human communities.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 4997
Description of Duties:

Join the Youth Nature Keepers and contribute to your community! This is a volunteer network of young people from across Turtle Island and Canada. You'll contribute to your community by helping to stop the spread and impact of destructive introduced species.

Skills Required:


Skills Gained/Related Careers:

Skills you'll gain include:
* Firsthand experience with the geography of Manitoba
* Project management
* Public speaking
* Habitat restoration
* Technical environmental skills: e.g., how to identify a species and explain its place in the web of life
* Cultural environmental knowledge: that is, what does it mean to people that a species is present?

This opportunity will help you in the following careers:
* Conservation biologist
* Environmental educator
* Natural science researcher
* Anthropology researcher

Age: 16-17, 18-30
Time Commitment:
Micro Volunteering
Micro Volunteering - any self contained volunteer opportunity that can be completed in a short amount of time, often through a web-enabled device.
Remote Volunteering
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
Are able to attend with a support person
Uses a mobility device
Required to complete community service
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2024