BC Parks Volunteer Funding available for 2019/20

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 deadline is June 7, 2019 for all BC Parks regions (West Coast, South Coast, Thompson/Cariboo, Kootenay/Okanagan, North, and Multi-regional. If you aren’t sure what region you are in please reference this regional map or contact BC Parks.Volunteers@gov.bc.ca)

Application form can be found here: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/volunteers/resources/2019-20-application-volunteer-funding.pdf

Funding Criteria

  • Maximum funding request is up to $5,000 per project including taxes
  • Must have support of the application by a current BC Parks staff member
  • Projects must be completed by March 31, 2020
  • Complete Post Project form before March 31, 2020
  • Complete and submit Content and Release form (if applicable)
  • To receive funding, applicant must agree to funding criteria as outlined above

Who can apply

  • Not-for-profit organizations, societies, volunteers, Indigenous groups, and other community partners

Examples of past volunteer projects:


  • Wetland monitoring and assessment at Churn Creek Protected Area
  • Summit Lake burdock removal and restoration
  • Eco-steward program: painted turtle education


  • Flora Lake train clean up & rehabilitation
  • Toadfest (public event) at Summit Lake
  • Summer Splash (public event) in James Chabot Park

Application form:

BC Parks is proud to support community-led conservation and recreation projects that enhance our park system. If you would like more information or have questions please contact BCParks.Volunteers@gov.bc.ca. If you would like to donate to BC Parks please contact our official charitable partner, BC Parks Foundation.




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