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

Wildsight's Youth Climate Corps (YCC) is looking for young adults interested in taking direct action to tackle the global climate crisis and support local…Read More 
If you missed our virtual get-together, watch the recap now. Hear directly from staff about what makes Wildsight's Youth Climate Corps such a…Read More 
A group of young adults in the West Kootenay have a few more job skills in their pockets thanks to a successful collaboration between Kootenay…Read More 
We watch a pair of beavers slip silently through the water. Their lodge is just below us, nestled alongside a bank of the Columbia Wetlands near Invermere, BC.  We've disturbed their quiet abode, but for a good cause.Read More 

Imagine Nelson: Webinar

November 30, 2021
Did you miss our West Kootenay Youth Climate Corps' webinar? Not to fret, we recorded it. Watch the fascinating panel discussion now.…Read More 
An innovative new project is putting food into the forest and fighting the risk of forest fires at the same time.Wildfires blanketed BC this…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.