Applications Now Open: ’21-’22 Youth Ambassadors

Are you a passionate young leader interested in conservation? The Canadian Committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (CCIUCN) is looking for youth volunteers (18-30 years old) to become 2021-2022 CCIUCN Youth Ambassadors. The successful Youth Ambassadors will have the opportunity to contribute to many different projects over the two year term and as a result, hone their transferable skills, such as networking, project coordination and youth engagement. Successful applicants will work alongside the Young Professionals Committee to connect youth to nature and the CCIUCN through activities like taking on a leadership role at the IUCN Global Youth Summit, and helping to establish the Young Canadian  Professional Network for Conservation.  

The CCIUCN values the participation of young people from all different realities and cultural communities in Canada, as such there is funding and resources available to alleviate any barriers to participating in this program (i.e. technological support, translation or interpretation etc…). If you have any questions or suggestions please reach out to us at


  • Youth Ambassadors will be 18-30 years old, and Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • Value will be placed on finding candidates to reflect Canada’s diversity – including varying geograpies, cultures, genders, and experiences. 
  • Youth Ambassadors should have strong leadership qualities. 
  • Strong interest in conservation and/or related activities
  • Fluency in one of IUCN’s official languages and working knowledge of English is expected. Fluency in more than one of the languages is an asset. 
  • Participants must be willing to commit to a minimum of 5 hours/week for a full 2 year term beginning in March of 2021 and ending in December 2022.


Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on February 15th, 2021.

Please contact if you have any questions about the position or application process.

More from the CCIUCN Youth Ambassadors

Our Youth Ambassadors are back home from the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii but still very much engaged.

In ‘Ambassadors of the Ocean’ Elise points out that the champions of our natural world are not always who you expect.

Samantha describes the efforts of a dedicated group of volunteers and staff from Montréal’s Ecomuseum to help protect Wood Turtle habitat in The Secret Sandpit.

What is kuleana and how did Caroline bring it home from Hawaii? Find out by reading Stories the Ocean Holds

Nature Calls

Are you stressed at work? Getting migraines from extended screen time? Easily-distracted? The Doctor called and prescribed a solid dose of Nature. All ages are allowed an unlimited subscription to this prescription.

The side effects of laughter spread through the World Conservation Congress audience watching Nature Rx video. Caroline learned of many other great ways to increase our dosage of Nature.

Sunshine and Bright Minds

“To connect to this land, we have to know this land and love this land. In the same way we understand that to connect to each other, we have to know each other and love each other.”

Read how this struck home with CCIUCN Youth Ambassador Elise at the Pre-Congress Young Professionals workshop on Big Island.

Welcome Youth Ambassadors

The Canadian Committee of IUCN (CCIUCN) is pleased welcome Samantha McBeth, Caroline Merner and Elise Pullar as our Youth Ambassadors for 2016/2017.

Samantha, Caroline and Elise competed with 111 other young people for these volunteer roles. They will be working with the CCIUCN to help our ongoing initiative to help connect youth to nature.

Their first tasks will revolve around the IUCN World Conservation Congress this September. If you are in Honolulu expect to see them at the Canadian Delegate Reception on September 2 and at the #NatureForAll pavilion among other places.

Meet Samantha, Caroline and Elise here and please follow them on the CCIUCN Youth Blog: