Welcome to Downsview Park’s Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Program!

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding way to gain volunteer experience this spring? Look no further!

Our eight-week program empowers participants to support the beautiful forests and meadows of Downsview Park through direct stewardship action. Not only will you make new park connections, but you’ll also earn community service hours (up to 12 hours!) and gain valuable volunteer experience for your resume.

This opportunity is open to youth between the ages of 14 and 24, who are able to commit to an eight-week program. We'll be meeting on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:45pm, where we will work as a team to improve naturalized areas through the removal of invasive species, native plantings, and ecological monitoring. No experience or tools are necessary - just a passion for nature and a willingness to learn!

Don't miss out on this new and exciting volunteer opportunity with Downsview Park!

Let's make a difference together and preserve the beauty of our park for generations to come!