Volunteer Opportunities

The YNC is currently looking for passionate individuals to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards and naturalists...

Volunteers play a critical role at the Young Naturalists’ Club of BC.  Each year volunteers contribute over 6000 hours helping the YNC connect children with nature. 

YN volunteers bring a variety of skills and expertise  -  from a deep knowledge and understanding of biology and natural history to skills in communications, marketing, fundraising, special events IT and more. 

Find your fit. Fill out a volunteer application. Join the team!

Web Guru
As a YNC Web Guru, you will play a key role transforming YNC program components (like our Action Awards Program) from a paper-based to an online format helping the YNC to both reduce our program delivery footprint and reach more youth. If you have experience with wordpress, have patience with folks less techie than yourself and are interested in the opportunity to flex and build your web-design muscles on an impactful project this is a project for you. Register here.

Outreach Ambassadors.
The YNC brings nature to numerous public events throughout in the form of a touch table with various natural objects, nature crafts/activities. We're looking for volunteers to help at those events and those marketing/communications geniuses to help us freshen our display/messaging! Register Here.

Office Support. 
We need your help to make welcome packs for new members and leaders, make YNC buttons, organize supplies and many of other tasks that can be lots of fun when tackled together! 3-5 hours a month is all it takes to really make a difference! Work parties take place at the YNC offices in North Vancouver and various Lower Mainland venues. Register here.

Nature Club Co-Leaders. 
As a co-leader of a local nature club your primary responsibility will be to organize hands-on outdoor field trips- called Explorer Days for YNC members and their families. The YNC operates nature clubs for children and their families in over 30 communities and 20 schools around BC. All our club leaders are volunteers - if you are organized, interested in the environment and can help organize 10 explorer days per year this opportunity may be for you! To learn more about becoming a Club Leader or Co-Leader please contact the Nature Clubs Coordinator at coordinator@ync.ca. Please note references are required.

Nature Mentors.  
As a nature mentor you will share your expertise, skills and knowledge about the natural world with young naturalists in your community on Explorer Day field trips. We are seeking nature mentors to lead 1- 2 outdoor, hands-on field trips per year for young naturalists in towns and cities across BC. To see if there is a nature club near you click here. To register in the YNC Nature Mentors' Circle click here. You will be able to specify your area of expertise and availability so you can volunteer to lead a program on your topic of choice and when it suits you. For more information on the Nature Mentors program email naturementors@ync.ca