Parks Canada Campus Club Volunteer Leaders Network
- ± 40 clubs in all 10 provinces
- ± 65 leaders
- 1/3 of leaders have already worked for Parks Canada
- ± 22,000 young adult followers on Facebook
- Volunteered 4,000+ hours
- 300+ activities
Passionate about protecting Canada’s natural and cultural heritage? Want to share that passion with other students on your campus? Join a Parks Canada Campus Club!
The Parks Canada Campus Club Volunteer Leaders Network is an exciting initiative to inspire young adults from post-secondary institutions to get outside, connect with nature and learn about Canada’s history.
Why does the network exist?
The idea for this initiative was proposed by our first Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors in 2013. Their vision was the creation of a network of Parks Canada student clubs for youth and managed by youth. The aim is to mobilize young adults to inspire others to discover and experience nature and history, integrate them into their lives and share them with their peers. As young adults, the hope is that you will not only continue to enjoy and appreciate nature and history, but also support and protect them.
Why join a campus club?
- It's a grassroots movement that is led “by youth, for youth”
- To mobilize and inspire you and your generation
- To connect with you where you study, work, live and play
- To make your voice heard
- To increase your awareness, also among your generation, about protected natural and cultural heritage found in your own backyard
- To support your learning objectives and even recruit you eventually
- To help you learn more about our jobs and volunteer opportunities
Why bring students together?
Young adults live and share their experiences with their peers. By coming together to share your experiences, thoughts and ideas, you become spokespersons, representatives; in essence, you become young Parks Canada ambassadors, inspiring your generation through your real experiences. We aim to create a youth movement that is mobilizing others to connect with and experience nature and history by visiting our special places, living the adventures of camping, hiking, canoeing, or being involved in conservation activities such as shoreline cleanups and repairing trails.