B.C. Wildlife Federation

We are British Columbia’s leading conservation organization, comprised of province-wide volunteers who aim to protect, enhance, and promote the wise use of our environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time and talents with the British Columbia Wildlife Federation (BCWF). A wide range of volunteer opportunities are available both on the frontlines of environmental restoration and behind-the-scenes supporting!

BCWF volunteers can contribute their time and talents in:

  • Fieldwork
  • Education
  • Community Outreach
  • Administrative
  • Special Events and more! 

Your first step to volunteering is completing the volunteer application form. Please select the green button that says "Fill in an Application" to begin this process. If you already have a My Volunteer Page account, you can log in to your account through the link right below it.

Next, please review our current opportunities on the opportunities tab and select list, not calendar. If there are no current opportunities, we will contact you when recruitment recommences.

For further information regarding volunteering, please contact Chris Lim, Director of Education and Volunteer Engagement, at chris.lim@bcwf.bc.ca or (604) 882-9988 ext. 228.

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About the B.C. Wildlife Federation

Welcome to the B.C. Wildlife Federation!


You are going to love it here!

As you’re joining a team that provides outstanding programs and information to our members, you are also becoming a part of an outstanding group of colleagues. We want to ensure that you feel part of our team, that you understand how we operate as a business, and how your employment will flow into a rewarding career.

We build strong relationships with our members. We strive to provide them with information on fishing, wildlife, and habitat within our province. For you as an employee, we strive for a connection with you; where we can provide you with work that you are committed to, enthusiastic about and passionate for.

Welcome to our team!




“To protect, enhance and promote the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.”

  • Ensure public access to recreational and outdoor activities, fish and wildlife resources and Crown land

  • Provide science/fact-based solutions for its members and other stakeholders in B.C.


Volunteer Philosophy 


We greatly appreciate the talent and dedication of all volunteers. It is our practice to treat each volunteer with dignity and respect. Our philosophy is reflected in:

  • Commitment to the ongoing training and development of all our volunteers.
  • Commitment to open communication.
  • Commitment to fair treatment.
  • A positive, clean, pleasant, fun, and safe work environment.


We have always supported the principle of equal employment and volunteer opportunities, as per the Human Rights Act. We do not discriminate based on race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or persons with disabilities.

We will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination or harassment in violation of these principles. Please refer to our Harassment in the Workplace policy found in the BC Wildlife Federation Employee Handbook.

As a part of our teamwork philosophy, we strongly encourage open communication amongst individuals and teams. We feel this is the best way to deal effectively with daily challenges and opportunities, and we encourage you to engage in conversations in a constructive manner if you have any concerns.

Strategic Objectives

  • To ensure the sound, long-term management of British Columbia’s fish, wildlife, park, and outdoor recreational resources in the best interests of all British Columbians, and to coordinate all the voluntary agencies, societies, clubs and individuals interested in that objective, and

  • To develop and support comprehensive educational programs to make all British Columbians aware of the value of fish, wildlife park and outdoor recreational resources, and to arouse in the public conscience recognition of, and a respect for, the place of fish, wildlife, and outdoor recreation in the wise integrated use of the province’s natural resources.



Core Values


  • Advocate for the public interest in natural resources,
  • Ensure integrity, respect, and transparency in all BCWF activities,
  • Be clear on the outcomes and rationale for the BCWF actions,

Education & Research

  • Provide science-based solutions, and consistent recommendations,
  • Provide and support conservation education and outreach activities,
  • Provide professional advice and experience representing conservation,


  • Partner with government, First Nations, and other like-minded Federations to achieve common outcomes,
  • Leverage and increase funding for landscape and watershed sustainability




In accordance with its constitution, the BCWF has a large managing body, known collectively as the Board of Directors. This Board is comprised of 23 members:

  1. An Executive Committee made up of a President, two Vice Presidents, a Treasurer, and the Immediate Past President who are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  2. A Board of Directors, made up of 8 Directors who are elected for an alternating two-year term at the AGM.
  3. Ten Regional Presidents who are elected annually by their member clubs in the ten regions of the BCWF.

In addition to these elected positions, the BCWF also has a number of functioning committees whose Chairs are appointed by the President and whose members are appointed by the committee chairs themselves. These committees conduct a significant portion of the business of the Federation but are not directly involved in the management of the Federation.



Our People

We are a team from a variety of different backgrounds, working at a variety of different tasks, working together towards a common goal of supporting the BCWF vision: “to protect, enhance and promote the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.” Together, we support one another and strive to foster growth, professional development, new experiences, and friendships.