We want to continue to expand our Parks Canada Campus Club Network and we need your leadership, your energy and your spirit!

Each year, student volunteers are recruited as campus club leaders. We are looking for dynamic student leaders who are passionate about Canada's natural and cultural heritage and are seeking an opportunity to build or gain leadership skills. At the end of your academic year, you will also receive a Parks Canada Volunteer Certificate to recognize your involvement with us!

How to get involved?

Just send all the information below to campus@pc.gc.ca:

  • Your picture (portrait format), so that we can introduce you to our internal network;
  • 3-5 lines max about you: why you would like to start a Campus Club at your school; if you have you ever worked for Parks Canada, tell us where and what your role was; which school you are attending; your field of study; and a funny thing about you!

What does a Campus Club leader do?

Horsing around at Riding Mountain National Park

As a campus club leader you will have a few key responsibilities which include:

  • Establishing a new campus club and organizing activities in and around campus.
  • Serving as the main contact for the Parks Canada Campus Club Network and activities coordinator for your club.
  • Leading fundraising to help support your campus club activities
  • Managing campus club finances
  • Liaising with your local student association
  • Selecting dates and locations to host 2 outings per year, working in cooperation with the chosen site (i.e. Parks Canada contact person, the community or any other outdoor places):
    • One activity (i.e. camping, hiking, canoeing, skiing, visiting a historic site, delivering speeches or presentations, etc.)
    • One local conservation effort (river or campus cleanup, trail work, volunteering at a historic site, etc.)
  • Organizing informal activities on a regular basis and having a strong presence on Parks Canada social media channels
  • Networking with other campus social organizations to create awareness of your club
  • Promoting club activities to the broader student population
  • Informing fellow students about amazing volunteer and job opportunities within Parks Canada
  • Providing feedback to the Parks Canada Youth Engagement Team.

What will you get out of it?

Water fun at Elk Island National Park

  • Gain valuable leadership, organizational skills and experience
  • Add the Parks Canada Volunteer Certificate to your C.V.
  • Strengthen your professional networks within Parks Canada and your post-secondary institution
  • Plan and participate in your own activities
  • Share your passion
  • Make a difference by inspiring your generation to connect with and protect national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas for the future
  • Make new friends and have fun!

What are the requirements?

  • Full-time or part-time student at a post-secondary institution in Canada
  • Passionate about Canada's protected places
  • Strong leadership skills, organizational and time management skills
  • Creative and innovative, able to engage young adults both locally and beyond
  • Able to create and expand social networks