Youth Climate Corps

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.

Pursue a climate-positive career!

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.

Social Media

We encourage you to visit our social media channels for regular updates.

Do you have questions? Email your local co-ordinator:

Partners in action:

While we work across our region, our partners at Youth Climate Corps BC and the Climate Emergency Unit are working to spread the Youth Climate Corps concept across the country. As a non-profit organization, we’re able to support dozens of youth and projects each year right now. But, looking forward, many have imagined a government supported YCC with thousands of youth serving all across Canada making the changes we all need at the speed and scale required by this climate emergency.


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


Wildsight thanks Arjay R. and Frances F. Miller Foundation, Canada Summer Jobs, Catherine Donnelly FoundationColumbia Basin Trust, Eco Canada, Environment and Climate Change CanadaHabitat Conservation Trust FoundationNature Canada, the Province of BC, the Regional District of Central Kootenay, RBC Foundation, Trottier Family Foundation, Youth Climate Corps BC, 128 Collective, and our many community partners for making the Youth Climate Corps possible.

Youth Climate Corps news

Emma Watson and Oliver Gatzke sit alongside a wooden dock that cordons off the end of a popular recreational lake near Skookumchuk, BC, a softshell black zippered bag opened between…Read more 
It's little more than a ski lift and a couple of runs, but the Salmo Ski Hill is a treasured local gem.Read more 
How can one person make a difference to the climate crisis? For Kaslo resident Kenya Blouin, the answer lies in bringing sustainability and climate solutions to local communities.Read more 
Hiring is now complete for the East Kootenay Youth Climate Corps 2024 season. Thank you for your interest. Follow along on Instagram for program updates.Read more 
Hiring is open CLOSED for the 2024 Wildsight Youth Climate Corps West Kootenay. Than you for your interest. Follow along this season on our Instagram account.Read more 
Lois Creek is a much loved little stream that trickles its way through Kimberley. This humble waterway holds a surprisingly rich history of local innovation and human expansion.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.