2018/2019 Volunteer Funding Now Available



$240,000 is now available for volunteer projects taking place in or related to BC Parks in 2018/19.

Each of BC Parks’ five regions have been allocated $20,000 to support conservation projects, and $20,000 to support recreation projects.  To access this funding for a specific park, please contact your local BC Parks staff or email BCParks.Volunteers@gov.bc.ca to find out who you should contact.

Application deadlines are as follows (if you aren’t sure what region you are in please reference this regional map or contact BC Parks.Volunteers@gov.bc.ca)

Kootenay Okanagan Projects – May 18th

South Coast Projects – May 21st

West Coast Projects – May 25th

Northern Projects – May 25th

Thompson Cariboo – June 15th

Multi-region or Provincial Projects – May 25th

Funding Criteria

  • Maximum funding request is $5,000 per project.
  • Projects must be complete and reported on by March 31, 2019.

The following types of volunteer projects are eligible for funding:

  • Conservation initiatives
    • e.g. invasive species removal
    • e.g. ecological monitoring
    • e.g. shoreline cleanups
  • Recreation initiatives
    • e.g. purchasing adaptive recreation equipment (e.g. TrailRider)
    • e.g. construction of small park facilities (e.g. docks, boardwalks)
    • e.g. interpretive programs and signs
  • Community Events
    • e.g. Celebrating Parks Day
    • e.g. Hosting a Bioblitz

To apply, please fill out the application form and submit to BCParks.Volunteers@gov.bc.ca.

Application form:

2018-19-pef-funding-application-form

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