C'est quoi?

What is it?

An Individual Volunteer Project is above all an exchange relationship between a volunteer and a host organization, for which he dedicates his time, work and energy for the benefit of a community. The organization will act as a mentor for the volunteer, offering them support throughout their project, opportunities allowing them to develop their professional skills and the possibility of being creative and innovative.

Pour qui?

For whom?

Our volunteer projects are available for youth between the ages of young adults from 18 to 30 years old or 19-30 years old, depending on the age of majority in the host province.

You must be a citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee or protected person status in Canada.

*Due to the public health situation, you must come from British Columbia to participate in projects in this region.

Quel prix?

How much does it cost?

It’s free! All projects in Canada are carried out under the Canada Service Corps initiative, so all expenses related to transportation, accommodation, food, insurance CNESST and assistance are covered.

The type of accommodation varies depending on the project. Personal expenses are not included.

Steps for participating in a volunteer project

  • Online registration
  • Calls with the CJ Team
  • Online training before the volunteer project
  • Time of your volunteer project (1 to 6 months)
  • Invitation to the Volunteers Meet-up (celebration)
  • Stay involved through our other programs!

Chantiers jeunesse supports volunteers at every stage of the process, from the selection to the training of volunteers, the organization of transport and accommodation in the host community, and by closely monitoring the social and professional development of the volunteer throughout its volunteer project.

Register to our current projects!

Contribute to the organization of stimulating activities for people living with an intellectual disability


Time: 6 months
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
Two places available
/!\ Required language: French


The L’Arche Outaouais community needs your help to organize and lead activities for its day centre, prepare excursions and develop innovative programming for people living with an intellectual disability.

Contribute to improving the well-being of people living with an intellectual disability


Time: 3 months
Location: Saint-Malachie, Quebec (rural zone)
One place available
/!\ Required language: French


The L’Arche Le Printemps community needs your help to support people living with an intellectual disability in their living environment. The selected volunteer will accompany residents in their various daily activities and will help them to live with autonomy.

Contribute to the maintenance of the provincial park


Time: 3 months
Location: Hornby Island, British Columbia
One place available

/!\ Required language: English


Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre needs help with park maintenance. The volunteer selected will work alongside the site-based Managers and Program Facilitators to maintain the property and complete basic repairs.

Support the communications of Robert’s Creek Community
and contribute to the centre’s maintenance


Time: 1 month
Location: Robert’s Creek, British Columbia
One place available

/!\ Required language: English


Robert’s Creek Community Association needs help to fulfill a variety of tasks, from gardening to communication and clerical duties.

Past projects