Biodiversity and wildlife Conservation VOLUNTEERING

During your Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation volunteering you will experience a variety of fields such as invasive species management, habitat management, wildlife studies, proposal writing and eco-tourism to educate visitors about wildlife in the area. Personal and professional development is a cornerstone of your volunteering with ongoing support on your journey.

If you have a specific research interest or conservation project that you would like to conduct in the area, you have the opportunity to plan and conduct it as part of your volunteering. Our research centre and remote satellite research stations in the Chilcotin Ark in British Columbia, Canada are the ideal place to facilitate your project. 

Your three main responsibilities for biodiversity and wildlife conservation volunteering

  • Practice conservation and stewardship in all areas of work

  • Liaise with government authorities, organizations and associations

  • Research, create and manage hands-on conservation projects

Your contribution

  • Implement the Chilcotin Ark Institute’s mission and objectives, involving all community partners in this

  • Coordinate stewardship and resource management projects

  • Develop citizen science projects for the collection of wildlife data, use these to educate guests and the public about conservation, both on trips and at the ranch

  • Collect data on wilderness conservation trips and analyze these

  • Respond to consultations and referrals and organize meetings with relevant stakeholders

  • Organize recruitment for research

  • Convey progress, issues and challenges to the board of directors

  • Project manage ongoing stewardship and resource management projects, plan future projects and secure funding for the Chilcotin Ark Institute’s projects

  • Complete land plans with wildlife management

  • Research wildlife studies that support regulations and management of wildlife

  • Learn about and implement our Six Principles of Nature Connection, Nature Conservation, Personal Development, Self-Sufficiency, Empowerment and Consciousness and Awareness

Biodiversity and wildlife conservation volunteering

Interested in this volunteering opportunity for university?

If you want to complete this volunteering for a required university internship, you can make it a practicum. Find out more:

Want to see where you'll be volunteering?

Take a look at the Chilcotin Ark Institute’s website to see the conservation philosophy and more of what you’ll be getting involved with:

If you are joining us from outside Canada, you will need a valid working holiday visa or a co-op visa, through the International Experience Canada program. Find out more on our hands on opportunities page:

If you aren’t able to get an International Experience Canada visa, you can join us by completing a training program. Take a look at our training page for more information:

Are you ready for more in life?

Join us on the trail to empowerment towards a greater sense of self-confidence, courage and initiative. Find a greater connection with nature and yourself. Develop your leadership skills in a unique environment where you can evolve with a positive mindset by facing challenges and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.