Youth Climate Corps West Kootenay

Hiring is now completed for the 2023 West Kootenay Youth Climate Corps. Thank you for your interest!

This season the West Kootenay YCC will be working with local governments to drive real change across the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK). Efforts will span communities across the RDCK, developing community understanding of the climate programs being provided by local and regional governments. Crew members will play an essential leadership role in helping community members understand the swell change needed to meet our climate goals and effective pathways through which we can act individually and collectively.

All about West Kootenay Youth Climate Corps positions:

Are you interested in understanding the role that regional and municipal governments have in mobilizing climate action? Are you wanting to feel more connected to your community?
You have a unique position to create meaningful change at a local level. Employment with the Youth Climate Corps provides you with the tools to practise and expand your skills while gaining a deeper understanding of the region you live in, and the people within it.



West Kootenay 2023 Season Skills Focus


  • Become more informed about your local ecologies
  • Interact with your community through a variety of communication mediums
  • Meet and engage with diverse individuals while organizing and attending public events
  • Support governments across communities by promoting, educating and amplifying local and regional climate programs
  • Develop and monitor climate-related pilot projects



2023 partners


Regional District Central Kootenay


Past project highlights


Youth Climate Corps news

Food, farms and fires

October 18, 2023
We welcomed our third community to the Wildsight Youth Climate Corps (YCC) roster this year with the launch of a season in Golden. But what…Read more 
This season our West Kootenay Youth Climate Corps crew took on a unique role, becoming community ambassadors for the City of Nelson and the Regional…Read more 
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Waste not, want not, or so the old saying goes. In other words, if you use a resource sparingly, you won't find yourself in…Read more 
The inaugural Wildsight Youth Climate Corps (YCC) Golden season has begun and we couldn't be more excited to see this new crew diving into…Read more 
The 2023 season is in full swing for the Kimberley/Cranbrook Youth Climate Corps (YCC). The goal of YCC is to provide youth with the…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.