Youth Climate Corps

We believe you have the power to shape the future of your community and the planet. 

Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps exists to connect, inspire, and empower young adults interested in making a difference for the greatest challenge of this generation: the climate crisis. We work together to minimize the impacts of climate change while building a more resilient future. Our crews address climate change at the local level, directly in their communities and the ecosystems that surround them. At the same time, our partners at the national Youth Climate Corps are working to spread our model across the country.

Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps is an opportunity to kickstart or further develop your career in climate related fields through multi-month paid contracts in BC’s Columbia Basin region. Our crews receive professional certifications, mentorship, leadership development, and practical work experience. You will immediately make a difference by implementing meaningful climate solutions in your region while laying groundwork for your own future – all while having fun working with a community of peers. 

If you are 17-30 and want to gain work experience, build networks and develop yourself personally and professionally, while being paid to do so, we want to hear from you. Check out our application pages for more information on the 2022 opportunities available. 

To date, YCC projects have focused on:

Read all the latest Youth Climate Corps news here.

For more information, please contact Graeme Lee Rowlands.

Wildsight thanks Arjay R. and Frances F. Miller Foundation, Columbia Basin Trust, Eco Canada, Fortis BC, Get Youth Working!, Kootenay Career Development Society, Kootenay Employment Services, Kalesnikoff, Living Lakes Canada, Preston-Werner Ventures, the Province of BC, Rotary Club of Cranbrook Sunrise, SIFCo and our many community partners for making the Youth Climate Corps possible.


Youth Climate Corps News

When we launched the Youth Climate Corps (YCC) in 2020, we found Nelson, BC fertile soil in which to plant our first crew. This city…Read More 
Today's youth are fully aware of the climate crisis, and want to be part of the solution. This is highlighted again and again in…Read More 
Wildsight's Youth Climate Corps (YCC) Kimberley/Cranbrook crew is spending the last few weeks of their contract working in Kimberley's backyard jewel. At…Read More 
 When we launched Youth Climate Corps (YCC) in 2020, we had many goals and dreams for what this program could become. We wanted the…Read More 
Agroforestry is a concept in land restoration that could pave the way for a more secure, sustainable future. That's the goal of a pilot…Read More 

Fix it; don't nix it!

September 11, 2022
Written by the Youth Climate Corps Kimberley/Cranbrook crewRipped pants, flat bike tires, a vacuum cleaner…these are just some of the items repaired…Read More 
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Join The Team

Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.