Funding Available for BC Parks Volunteers



See news release here.

$240,000 is available for BC Parks volunteer projects taking place in 2013/14. 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. Each of BC Parks’ five regions has been allocated $20,000 to support conservation projects, and $20,000 to support recreation projects.  Each region will be reviewing applications during the spring of 2013.

There is also an additional $40,000 available to support projects that have a provincial or multi-region scope.  Applications for these larger scale projects are due by May 31st, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by June 14th, 2013. To request an application form, please email BCParks.Volunteers@gov.bc.ca.

What are the funding criteria?

  • Maximum funding – $7,500 per project
  • Projects must be complete by March 31, 2014
  • Projects that engage the local BC Parks community.
  • Volunteers – priority will be given to initiatives with a volunteer component (includes activities, supplies, training and recognition). 

The funding may also support events and initiatives that focus on the following:

  • Healthy living & physical activity in BC Parks
  • Conservation (e.g., support for Ecological Reserve Wardens, nature education, invasive species control, restoration, science/ research, etc.) in BC Parks.
  • Attracting new and current visitors to BC Parks (e.g., learn to camp and learn to fish initiatives, youth events, multi-cultural events, accessibility projects, events, celebrations, etc.).
  • Sponsorships

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3 responses to “Funding Available for BC Parks Volunteers

  1. Sheena

    Hi there,

    I just came across this website and am sorry to see that I am too late to apply for funding this year. I am wondering if there is an email list I can access, so I don’t miss further opportunities? We would have loved to remove invasives in our parks!

    1. BC

      Certainly Sheena – we’ll add you to the mailing list! Thanks!

  2. Shelley

    I am a PFO at Golden Ears Provincial Park. Very interested in the learn to camp program. I am seriously considering volunteering for BC Parks in a camping or back country clean up. So I need some information and/or a person(s) to correspond with. We have the learn to fish volunteer(s)but I know a learn to camp program is needed as a lot of campers (majority of people under 45) are unaware of what a protected forest is.