C'est quoi?

What is it?

It is a volunteer project carried out by a multicultural group (10 to 15 young people) in a community.
 
The projects last 2 to 3 weeks and are supervised by camp leaders. Participants must volunteer 30 hours per week (for those between 18 and 30 years old) or 25 hours per week (youth between the ages of 15 and 17 and families).

Pour qui?

For whom?

Our volunteer projects are available for youth between the ages of 15 and 17, young adults from 18 to 30 years old and families (adults from 18 to 30 years old with children aged 3 to 12).
 
You must be a citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee or protected person status in Canada.

Quel prix?

What are the costs?

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

Support a cause that is important to you

Environment

Society

Heritage

Culture

Get involved

Doing a volunteer project abroad is a great way to get involved in a community.

Discover

Take part in enriching activities with the local population.

Share

Share your daily life with people from over the world.

Steps for particpating in a volunteer project in Canada

  • Online registration
  • Member area acess
  • Online training before starting the volunteer project
  • Time of the volunteer project (2 to 3 weeks)
  • Invitation to the Volunteers Meet-up (celebration)
  • Stay involved through our other programs!

Watch our animated video to understand in 2min the journey that awaits you by becoming a volunteer at CJ!
The images in this video were shot before the COVID19 pandemic.

Registrations open for summer!

Sentiers Québec-Charlevoix en partenariat avec la Coopérative de solidarité l’Affluent
Help maintain the pedestrian trail network of the Charlevoix regional county municipality and develop your skills as part of a project with social and environmental implications!

Time: 3 weeks
Date: 28 May – 17 June
Location: Petite-Rivière-St-François, Québec

(12 places available)

The springtime is a crucial and intense period for any organization that offers outdoor activities.  This season, Sentiers Québec-Charlevoix and its partners need your help.  Come restore these pedestrian trails to their full glory so visitors can have an incredible experience!

The Howl experience – Bow Valley
Contributes to the conservation of unique ecosystems for different local communities

Time: 2 weeks
Date: 12 – 21 June
Location: Bow Valley (Banff/Canmore), Alberta

(18 places available)

Become wildlife ambassadors by working with local conservation scientists. You will help monitor key endangered species in these unique ecosystems and build relationships with local communities.

Sainte-Thérèse
Come contribute to a historic Chantiers jeunesse project and help the Jardin des Sources in Sainte-Thérèse continue to thrive!

Time: 3 weeks
Date: 25 June – 17 July
Location: Sainte-Thérèse, Québec

(15 places available)

You can join that adventure by helping this important location in Chantiers jeunesse history stay safe and welcoming. This project will give you the opportunity to build new landscape features and help maintain the garden.

Le Festif!
Come lend a hand at the Festival Le Festif!

Time: 2 weeks
Date: 16 – 30 July
Location: Baie-St-Paul, Québec

(10 places available)

Set up a large-scale festival like the Festif! with over a hundred people. Join them! You’ll be involved in many aspects and will have the opportunity to really see behind the scenes of organizing a music festival.

The Howl Experience – Yukon
Help to build the education programs and build trusting relationships!

Time: 2 weeks
Date: 18 – 29 July
Location: Kluane Lake Research Station, Yukon, B.-C.

(20 places available)

You will gain experience in helping to build the education programs at The Kluane Lake Research Station. You will be immersed in unique Canadian communities where you will learn the complexities of the local ecosystem, socio-cultural, and economic challenges.

Fédération des Aînés Franco-Albertains (FAFA)
Intergenerational Summer Neighbourhood!

Time: 2 weeks
Date: 17 – 30 July
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

(12 places available)

Help implement activities programming and field trips that will lead you to lovely intergenerational encounters! It’s a project that attracts a lot of joy and good humour. 

FaunENord
Contribute to agricultural development in the Nord-du-Québec region in the heart of Quebec’s boreal forest!

Time: 2 weeks
Date: 23 July – 06 August
Location: Chibougamau, Québec

(8 places available)

Come discover the Eeyou Istchee Baie-James region by joining the FaunENord team for an unforgettable experience! FaunENord needs your help to harvesting and transforming non-timber forest products (NTFPs), all while contributing to the agricultural development of this northern region.

Sainte-Thérèse
Come contribute to a historic Chantiers jeunesse project and help the Jardin des Sources in Sainte-Thérèse continue to thrive!

Time: 2 weeks
Date: 23 July – 07 August
Location: Sainte-Thérèse, Québec

(13 places available)

You can join that adventure by helping this important location in Chantiers jeunesse history stay safe and welcoming. This project will give you the opportunity to build new landscape features and help maintain the garden.

Semer le présent
Become a farm apprentice over the course of a volunteer project
and develop your permaculture skills!

Time: 2 weeks
Date: 06 – 20 August
Location: Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Québec

(6 places available)

Hoping to get the next level with your gardening and plant care skills? Semer le Present is there for you! Throughout this adventure, you’ll help with all the daily tasks at the organization, from garden care and maintenance to harvest sales and deliveries.

Tribune Bay
Contribute to maintaining a healthy ecosystem and a clean environment for the local population

Time: 2 weeks
Date: 14 – 27 August
Location: Hornby Island, Bristish-Columbia

(10 places available)

The Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre’s team is in need of a helping hand to renovate and restore a sewage wetland treatment area. This project will allow them to maintain a cleaner environment for staff, guests and the public visiting the provincial park.

Camp – Le Manoir
Help improve Camp Le Manoir’s facilities!

Time: 2 weeks
Date: 14 – 27 August
Location: Les Éboulements, Québec

(15 places available)

Get involved in the enchanting setting of Le Camp le Manoir to conduct activities such as camps, hosting classes, private rentals and leisure activities.
 

Kinnear’s Mills
Participate in maintaining local historical landmarks of Kinnear’s Mills and contribute to the promotion of Quebec’s heritage

Time: 2 weeks
Date: 20 August – 03 September
Location: Kinnear’s Mills, Québec

(15 places available)

Come pitch in to help the municipality bring a youthful glow back to the buildings of the Kinnear’s Mills heritage site, the pride of its community. You’ll be able to develop your renovation skills, especially woodworking.

Chantiers jeunesse supports volunteers at every stage of the process, from the selection to the training of volunteers and by closely monitoring the social and professional development of the volunteer throughout its volunteer project. Contact us if you have any questions!