Conservation education and guiding Volunteering

During your Conservation Education and Guiding volunteering share our conservation projects with visitors and get them involved. Guide visitors on wildlife tracking and conservation trips so they can play their part in the conservation of the Chilcotin Ark. Along the way, teach them about the local flora and fauna. Get them involved in conservation projects such as wildlife population counts, removing invasive plant species and grass assessments.

The three main responsibilities for your conservation education and guiding volunteering

  • Teach visitors about our conservation projects so they can be active participants

  • Share your knowledge of local flora and fauna with visitors

  • Contribute to conservation projects with visitors

Your contribution

  • Organize wildlife tracking and conservation trips such as meal prep and itinerary plan
  • Guide visitors in the Chilcotin Ark to share the local flora and fauna with them
  • Teach visitors how to pull invasive plant species and get them involved
  • Carry out wildlife population counts and fill in our wildlife sightings form, getting visitors involved
  • Carry out grass assessments of native plants and get visitors involved
  • Teach visitors the skills they need to access the backcountry for conservation trips such as saddling and horse care, bear safety, camp chores
  • Learn about and implement our Six Principles of Nature Connection, Nature Conservation, Personal Development, Self-Sufficiency, Empowerment and Consciousness and Awareness
Conservation Education and Guiding 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 ranch 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.